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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kraków

Archdiocese of Kraków
Archidioecesis Cracoviensis
Archidiecezja krakowska
Kraków Cathedral
Country Poland
Metropolitan Kraków
Area 5,730 km2 (2,210 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
1,551,000 (97.6%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Katedra Wawelska
(Wawel Cathedral of Sts. Stanislaus and Vaclav)
Patron saint St. Stanislaus
St. John Paul II
Metropolitan Archbishop Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz
Auxiliary Bishops Jan Szkodoń, Grzegorz Ryś, Damian Andrzej Muskus
Emeritus Bishops Franciszek Macharski, Jan Zając

The Archdiocese of Kraków (Latin: Cracovien(sis), Polish: Archidiecezja krakowska) is an archdiocese located in the city of Kraków in Poland. As of 2013 weekly mass attendance was 51.3% of the population (fourth highest in Poland after the dioceses of: Tarnów-69.0%, Rzeszów-64.1% and Przemyśl-58.8%).


  • 1000: Established as Diocese of Kraków from the Diocese of Poznań
  • October 28, 1925: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kraków

Special churches

Wawel Bazylika
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basilica of the Body and Blood of Christ, Kazimierz
    • Bazylika Mniejsz św. Andrzeja Apostoła, Olkusz
    • Bazylika Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa, Kraków
    • Bazylika Nawiedzenia NMP, Kraków
    • Bazylika Ofiarowania Najświętszej Maryi Panny, Wadowice
    • Bazylika św. Floriana, Kraków (Kleparz)
    • Bazylika św. Franciszka z Asyżu OO. Franciszkanów, Kraków
    • Bazylika Trójcy Świętej OO. Dominikanów, Kraków
    • Bazylika Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny (Bazylika Mariacka), Kraków
    • Bazylika Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Marii Panny Królowej Polski, Kraków
    • Sanktuarium Pasyjno - Maryjne, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  • Minor & International Shrine:


Suffragan dioceses

See also


  • Catholic Hierarchy
  • Diocese website

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