Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce

Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce
Diocese of Kielce
Dioecesis Kielcensis
Country Poland
Metropolitan Kraków
Area 8,319 km2 (3,212 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
774,142 (90.5%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Bazylika Katedralna Wniebowzięcia
Najświętszej Marii Panny
(Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Bishop Kazimierz Ryczan
Auxiliary Bishop Marian Florczyk & Kazimierz Gurda

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kielce (Latin: Kielcen(sis)) is an diocese located in the city of Kielce in the Ecclesiastical province of Kraków in Poland.



  • 1805: Established as Diocese of Kielce from the Diocese of Kraków
  • 1818: Suppressed
  • December 28, 1882: Restored as Diocese of Kielce

Special churches

Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Bazylika Groby Bożego, Miechów
    • Bazylika Matki Bożej Anielskiej, Dąbrowie Górniczej
    • Bazylika Narodzenia Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wiślica
      (Basilica of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary )


  • Bishops of Kielce (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Wojciech Gorski (1805.06.26 – 1818.02.01)
    • Bishop Tommaso Teofilo Kulinski (1883.03.15 – ?)
    • Bishop Agostino Losinski (1910.04.26 – 1937.03.03)
    • Bishop Czeslaw Kaczmarek (1938.05.24 – 1963.08.26)
    • Bishop Jan Jaroszewicz (1967.03.20 – 1980.04.17)
    • Archbishop Stanisław Szymecki (1981.03.27 – 1993.05.15)
    • Bishop Kazimierz Ryczan (1993.07.17)

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