Diocese of Koszalin-Ko?obrzeg
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Koszalin
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of Szczecin-Kamie?|
|Area||14,640 km2 (5,650 sq mi)|
|(as of 2013)|
|Established||28 June 1972|
|Cathedral||Katedra pw. Niepokalanego Pocz?cia |
Naj?wi?tszej Maryi Panny in Koszalin
|Co-cathedral||Bazylika Konkatedralna Wniebowzi?cia |
Naj?wi?tszej Maryi Panny in Ko?obrzegu
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Andrzej Dzi?ga|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Krzysztof Zadarko|
Krzysztof Stefan W?odarczyk
|Bishops emeritus||Tadeusz 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.
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. 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?.
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 :