What Is the Main Religion in Poland?


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The main religion in Poland is Catholicism, as approximately 95 percent of the population is Catholic. There are four branches of Catholicism in Poland: Byzantine-Ukrainian, Neo-Uniate, Armenian and Roman Catholic. Roman Catholics are the largest, numbering over 25 million.

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In 1996, Pope John Paul II reformed the territorial division of the Church of Poland. This bull created 40 dioceses and 13 Latin metropolitan archdioceses, and it also created one Byzantine-Ukrainian metropolitan archdiocese. Each diocese is headed up by a bishop, and all of the bishops together form the Episcopate of Poland.

There are several other prominent religious organizations in Poland, such as Orthodox Christianity and Protestantism.

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