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Diocese of Opole

Dioecesis Opoliensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Andrzej Czaja, Bishop
  • Rudolf Pierskała, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Paweł Stobrawa, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Alfons Nossol, Bishop Emeritus
  • Jan Bagiński, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 28 June 1972
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Katowice
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 8,033 (3,102 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diecezja.opole.pl/
  • Mailing Address: ul. Ksiazat Opolskich 19, 45-005 Opole, Polska
  • Telephone: (077)454.38.37
  • Fax: 453.79.61

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
28 June 1972ErectedDiocese of Opole (erected)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Częstochowa
Diocese of Katowice
Diocese of Opole
Diocese of Gliwice (erected)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Częstochowa
Archdiocese of Gniezno
Diocese of Opole
Archdiocese of Poznań
Diocese of Włocławek (Kujawy, Kalisze)
Archdiocese of Wrocław {Breslavia}
Diocese of Kalisz (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19801,600,0001,660,00096.4%7112459561,6732771,427445ap1981
19901,820,0001,920,00094.8%7772351,0121,7983741,310490ap1991
1999870,350910,00095.6%6191277461,166171913392ap2000
2000870,400910,00095.6%6181167341,185157898395ap2001
2001870,400910,00095.6%6371297661,136171896396ap2002
2002870,400910,00095.6%6491247731,126168882396ap2003
2003870,300909,50095.7%6581227801,115172874396ap2004
2004860,000900,00095.6%6661227881,091173870396ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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