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Diocese of Koszalin-Ko?obrzeg

Dioecesis Coslinensis-Colubregana

Diecezja Koszali?sko-Ko?obrzeska
Koszalin katedra (01).jpg
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Koszalin
Country Poland
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of Szczecin-Kamie?
Area14,640 km2 (5,650 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
833,000 (91.3%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 June 1972
CathedralKatedra pw. Niepokalanego Pocz?cia
Naj?wi?tszej Maryi Panny in Koszalin
Co-cathedralBazylika Konkatedralna Wniebowzi?cia
Naj?wi?tszej Maryi Panny in Ko?obrzegu
Current leadership
BishopEdward Dajczak
Metropolitan ArchbishopAndrzej Dzi?ga
Auxiliary BishopsKrzysztof Zadarko
Krzysztof Stefan W?odarczyk
Bishops emeritusTadeusz Werno (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus), Pawe? Cie?lik (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus)
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Koszalin-Ko?obrzeg (Latin: Dioecesis Coslinensis-Colubregana) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamie? in northwestern Poland. It has its cathedral episcopal see is the Katedra Niepokalanego Pocz?cia NMP, in Koszalin, as well as a Co-Cathedral, which is the Minor Basilica: Bazylika Konkatedralna Wniebowzi?cia NMP, in Ko?obrzeg, both in Zachodniopomorskie, and a former Cathedral: Katedra ?wi?tej Rodziny Katedra ?wi?tej Rodziny, in Pi?a, in Wielkopolskie.[1]


As per 2014, it pastorally served 822,058 Catholics (90.0% of 912,929 total) on 14,640 km² in 220 parishes with 574 priests (439 diocesan, 135 religious), 367 lay religious (142 brothers, 225 sisters) and 53 seminarians.[1] According to the Polish Institute of the Catholic Church Statistics, weekly mass attendance was 25% in 2013 making the diocese the second least devoutly religious one in Poland after the Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamie?.

Precursor bishopric of Kolberg

Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Ko?obrzeg

In 1000 a Diocese of Kolberg (German name) was established at present Ko?obrzeg (present Polish), one of several German cities in Pomerania. In 1015 it was however suppressed, its territory being reassigned partly to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Gniezno (from 1145 however signed over to the exempt Diocese of Kammin, and partly to establish the Diocese of Kujawy-Pomorze (which would merge into aforementioned Gnesen).

Only one residential bishop of Kolberg is recorded :



Episcopal ordinaries

(all Roman rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Koszalin-Ko?obrzeg

See also


Sources and external links

Coordinates: 54°11?22?N 16°10?49?E / 54.1895°N 16.1804°E / 54.1895; 16.1804

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