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Archdiocese of Łódź

Archidioecesis Lodziensis

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  • Grzegorz Wojciech Ryś, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Marek Grzegorz Marczak, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Ireneusz Józef Pękalski, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Władysław Ziółek, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 25 March 1992
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Poland
  • Square Kilometers: 5,200 (2,008 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Kuria Metropolitalna, ul. Ks. Ignacego Skorupki 1, 90-458 Lodz, Polska
  • Telephone: (042)664-87-00
  • Fax: 664-87-96

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Łódź
10 December 1920ErectedArchdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw} (Lodz, Lancic, and Klodaviens) Diocese of Łódź (erected)
28 October 1925Territory LostDiocese of Kielce
Diocese of Łódź
Diocese of Wrocław (Breslau)
Diocese of Częstochowa (erected)
23 May 1930Territory AddedArchdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw} (Albertňw and Jankówek) Diocese of Łódź
25 March 1992Territory LostDiocese of Łódź (Łęczyca in Tum along with Dmosin, Głowno, Głowno Osiny, and Głowno Zabrzeźnia (in Stryków))
Diocese of Płock (Osmolin, Pacyna, Sanniki, Słubice, Zyck (from Gąbin), Suserz, and Trąbki (from Gostynin))
Archdiocese of Warszawa {Warsaw} (Biała Rawska, Brzozów, Krośniewice, Kutno, Lubochnia, Łowicz Kolegiata, Łowicz Sw. Ducha, Mszczonów, Rawa Mazowiecka, Shierniewice, Sochaczew, Żychlin, and Żyrardów)
Diocese of Łowicz (erected)
Archdiocese of Łódź
25 March 1992ElevatedDiocese of Łódź Archdiocese of Łódź
24 February 2004ElevatedArchdiocese of Łódź (became a Metropolitan)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Łódź
Archdiocese of Łódź

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Łódź
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 13, Page 249, to Page 251
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 22, Page 454
  • Archdiocese of Łódź
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 84, Page 1,099, to Page 1,112
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 96, Page 252, and Page 253


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