Diocese of

Opole

Poland Poland

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Continent: East Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Opole / Opolien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Katowice

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Anne (July 26), Blessed Czesław Odrowąż (July 20), Blessed Bronisława (September 1)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 16

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.08.14 – ...):Bishop Andrzej Konrad Czaja (60)Bishop Andrzej Konrad Czaja (60)
Auxiliary Bishop (2013.12.07 – ...):Bishop Rudolf Pierskała (64)Bishop Rudolf Pierskała (64)

Titular Bishop of Semina

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.10.29 – ...):Bishop Waldemar Musioł (47)Bishop Waldemar Musioł (47)

Titular Bishop of Bagis

Ordinaries

Bishops of Opole (Roman Rite)

Bishop Andrzej Konrad Czaja (60)Bishop Andrzej Konrad Czaja (60)
(2009.08.14 – ...)

Bishop of Opole (Poland)

Astare coram te et tibi ministrare

Born:1963.12.12 (Olesno-Wysoka, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1988.05.11
Consecrated Bishop:2009.08.29

Priest of Opole (Poland) (1988.05.11 – 2009.08.14)

Bishop of Opole (Poland) (2009.08.14 – ...)

Archbishop Alfons Nossol (91)Archbishop Alfons Nossol (91)
(1977.06.25 – 2009.08.14)

Archbishop ad personam
Bishop emeritus of Opole (Poland)

Veritatem facere in caritate

Born:1932.08.08 (Brozec, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1957.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1977.08.17

Priest of Opole (Poland) (1957.06.23 – 1977.06.25)

Bishop of Opole (Poland) (1977.06.25 – 2009.08.14)

Archbishop ad personam (1999.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Franciszek Jop
(1972.06.28 – 1976.09.24)

Born:1897.10.08 (Poland)
Ordained Priest:1920.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1946.05.19
Died:1976.09.24 († 78)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sandomierz (Poland) (1945.10.24 – 1959)

Titular Bishop of Daulia (1945.10.24 – 1972.06.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Upper Silesia (Poland) (1956 – 1972.06.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Wrocław (Poland) (1959 – 1972.06.28)

Bishop of Opole (Poland) (1972.06.28 – 1976.09.24)

Apostolic Administrators of Upper Silesia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Franciszek Jop
(1956 – 1972.06.28)

(see above)

Fr. Bolesław Kominek (later Cardinal)
(1945 – 1951.04.26)

Virtus verbum crucis Dei

Born:1903.12.23 (Radlin, Poland)
Ordained Priest:1927.09.11
Consecrated Bishop:1954.10.10 (clandestinely)
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1974.03.10 (Wrocław, Poland † 70)

Priest of Katowice (Poland) (1927.09.11 – 1951.04.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Upper Silesia (Poland) (1945 – 1951.04.26)

Titular Bishop of Sophene (1951.04.26 – 1953 not possessed)

Titular Bishop of Vaga (1956.12.01 – 1962.03.19)

Titular Archbishop of Euchaitæ (1962.03.19 – 1972.06.28)

Vice-President of Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (1971 – 1974)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Wrocław (Poland) (1972.06.28 – 1974.03.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia (1973.03.05 – 1974.03.10)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Świdnica (←), Wrocław (↖), Kalisz (↑), Częstochowa (→), Gliwice (↘), Katowice (↘), Ostrava–Opava (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,033 km²

Population: 782,270 Catholics (92.0% of 849,840 total)

Pastoral Centres: 400 parishes

Personnel: 782 priests (641 diocesan, 141 religious), 8 deacons, 764 religious (176 brothers, 588 sisters), 42 seminarians

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