Wawrzyniec (bishop of Wrocław)

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Wawrzyniec, also known as Lawrence, was a medieval Bishop of Wrocław, Poland in the years 1207-1232. [1]

Bishops of Wrocław/Breslau Bishopric, Prince-Bishopric (1290–1918), and Archdiocese.

Poland Republic in Central Europe

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

According to Jan Długosz, a papal bull of Pope Innocent III required the Polish Princes not to interfere with the election of bishops. Polish bishops, led by Archbishop Henryk Kietlicz then advocated for Lawrence.

Jan Długosz Polish archbishop

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Papal bull type of letters patent or charter issued by a Pope of the Catholic Church

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Pope leader of the Catholic Church

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As Bishop he established a number of churches and monasteries in the diocese.

Church (building) Building used for Christian religious activities

A church building or church house, often simply called a church, is a building used for Christian religious activities, particularly for Christian worship services. The term is often used by Christians to refer to the physical buildings where they worship, but it is sometimes used to refer to buildings of other religions. In traditional Christian architecture, the church is often arranged in the shape of a Christian cross. When viewed from plan view the longest part of a cross is represented by the aisle and the junction of the cross is located at the altar area.

Diocese Christian district or see under the supervision of a bishop

The word diocese is derived from the Greek term dioikesis (διοίκησις) meaning "administration". Today, when used in an ecclesiastical sense, it refers to the ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.

Lawrence died 7 June 1232 and was interred in Lubiąż. [2]

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References

  1. Bishops of Wroclaw in the history Kuria Metropolitalna Wroclawska Website.
  2. Metropolitan Archdiocese of Wrocław Poland at GCatholic Website.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Cyprian
Bishop of Wrocław
1207–1232
Succeeded by
Thomas I