Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gdańsk


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gdańsk
Archdiocese of Gdańsk
Archidioecesis Gedanensis

Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Location
Country Poland
Statistics
Area 2,500 km2 (970 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
982,337
917,724 (93.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Bazylika Katedralna Świętej Trójcy
(Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny)
(Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Co-cathedral Bazylika Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Mariacka)
(Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
)
Current leadership
Bishop Slawoj Leszek Glodz
Auxiliary Bishop Ryszard Kasyna

The Archdiocese of Gdańsk (Latin: Gedanen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Gdańsk in Poland.

Contents

History

After World War I the Free City of Danzig was split from Germany according to the Treaty of Versailles. The Catholic congregation West of the Vistula belonged to the Diocese of Chelmno , which was formerly also part of the German Empire but after 1919 part of the Second Polish Republic and East of the Vistula to the Diocese of Ermland, which remained part of Weimar Germany. Germans within the administration of the Diocese of Chelmno were replaced by Polish priests and the Polish language was implemented as binding[1]. While about 130,000 people in Danzig were catholic, only about 10 percent of them were Polish-speaking and the first attempts to reorganize the ecclesiastical allocation were made in spring 1919, when members of the German congregation asked for an affiliation to the Diocese of Ermland.[1]

While these attempts were supported by the German government, the Polish government tried to preserve the current situation. Pope Pius XI decided to establish an Apostolic Administrator of the Free City of Danzig on 24 April 1922, which was directly subordinated to the Pope. In 1925 a concordat between Poland and the Holy See was signed and the Apostolic Administrator was now supposed to be subordinated to the Nuncio of Warsaw, which caused protests among the local populace. Thus the Pope established the exempt Diocese of Danzig on 30 December 1925 and appointed Edward O'Rourke as the first Bishop on 2 January 1926.[1]

The Diocese was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gdańsk on 25 March 1992.

Special churches

Leadership

  • Archbishop of Gdańsk (Roman rite): Sławoj Leszek Głódź (April 17, 2008 - present)

Suffragan dioceses

See also

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