Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów

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Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów

Dioecesis Viridimontanensis-Gorzoviensis

Diecezja Zielonogórsko-Gorzowska
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Cathedral of the Assumption in Gorzów Wielkopolski
Location
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical province Szczecin-Kamień
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamień
Statistics
Area 10,805 km2 (4,172 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
1,160,000
989,400 (85.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 28 June 1972
(As Diocese of Gorzów)
25 March 1992
(As Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów)
Cathedral Katedra pw. Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Gorzów Wielkopolski
Co-cathedral Konkatedra św. Jadwigi in Zielona Góra
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Tadeusz Litynski
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga
Emeritus Bishops Adam Dyczkowski (Bishop Emeritus)
Stefan Regmunt (Bishop Emeritus)
Paweł Socha (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zielona Góra-Gorzów (Latin: Viridimontanensis-Gorzoviensis) is an diocese located in the cities of Zielona Góra and Gorzów Wielkopolski in the Ecclesiastical province of Szczecin-Kamień in Poland. Like in most Polish dioceses church attendance has been declining for the most recent 10 years. According to the statistics 28.1% of the dioceses population attended church services weekly in 2013, however more than 40% did so back in 2000.

History

  • 28 June 1972: Established as Diocese of Gorzów from the Diocese of Berlin, Germany
  • 25 March 1992: Renamed as Diocese of Zielona Góra – Gorzów

Special churches

  • Minor Basilica:
    • Bazylika Matki Bożej Rokitniańskiej, Rokitno

Leadership

File:Tadeusz Lityński, biskup.jpg
Bishop Tadeusz Lityński
  • Bishops of Zielona Góra-Gorzów (Roman rite)
  • Bishops of Gorzów (Roman rite)
    • Archbishop Józef Michalik (1986.10.01 – 1992.03.25)
    • Bishop Wilhelm Pluta (1972.06.28 – 1986.01.22)

See also

Source

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