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Archdiocese of Warmia

Archidioecesis Varmiensis

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  • Józef Górzyński, Archbishop
  • Janusz Ostrowski, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Julian Andrzej Wojtkowski, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 25 March 1992
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 12,000 (4,635 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Kuria Metropolitalna, ul. S. Pienieznego 22, 10-006 Olsztyn, Polska
  • Telephone: (089)524-71-40
  • Fax: 524-71-72

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Warmia (Ermland)
13th CenturyErectedDiocese of Warmia (Ermland) (erected)
16 July 1821Territory AddedDiocese of Samland (Sambia) (suppressed) Diocese of Warmia (Ermland)
30 December 1925Territory LostDiocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm)
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland)
Diocese of Gdańsk (erected) (Free State of Gdańsk)
4 April 1926Territory LostDiocese of Warmia (Ermland) (Klaipėda, Šilutense, Bobkojense, and Viešvilense) Territorial Prelature of Klaipeda (erected)
13 August 1930Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Warmia (Ermland) (from Immediately Subject)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Chelmno (Culma, Kulm) (Dobry (from Orneta); Miłomłyn, Samborowo, and Szymonowo (from Ostróda); and Janowo)
Diocese of Gdańsk (Nadmorski, Nowy Dwór Gdański, Nowy Staw, and Malbork Kałdowo)
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland) (Dzierzgoń, Elbląg-Południe, Elbląg-Północ, Elbląg-Sródmieście, Iława, Kwidzyn, Malbork, Pasłęk, Suz, Sztum, and part of Morąg)
Diocese of Elbląg (erected)
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Łomża (Augustów-Wschód, Augustów-Zachód, Sejny, Suwałki Południe, Suwałki Północ, along with Pruska Wólka Karwowska, Rajgród, and Rydzewo (from Grajewo))
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland) (Biała Piska, Ełk, Giżycko, Gołdap, Mikołajki Mazurskie, Olecko, Pisz, and Węgorzewo)
Diocese of Ełk (erected)
Archdiocese of Warmia
25 March 1992ElevatedDiocese of Warmia (Ermland) Archdiocese of Warmia


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Warmia (Ermland)
Archdiocese of Warmia

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Warmia (Ermland)
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 515, and Page 516
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 262, and Page 263
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 327
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 359
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 405
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 432
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 7, Page 389
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 583
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 358, to Page 359
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 23, Page 34, to Page 41
  • Archdiocese of Warmia
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 84, Page 1,099, to Page 1,112


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