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Bishop Michał Klepacz (1893–1967) – an outline of biography

Author(s): Stanislaw Grad
Subject(s): History of Church(es), Higher Education , History of Education, Pastoral Theology, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: Bishop Michał Klepacz; ordinary; the diocese of Lodz; philosophy; Conference of the Polish Episcopate;

Summary/Abstract: In the years 1947–1967 he was the third ordinary of Lodz Diocese. Between 1910 and 1914 he studied at Theological Seminary in Kielce and then until 1918 at Theological Academy in St. Petersburg. He was ordained in 1916 in St. Petersburg. From 1919 till 1937 he was a professor at Theological Seminary in Kielce. He took a doctor’s degree at the Catholic University in Lublin in 1932. In the years 1937–1939 he was a professor of the Theological Faculty at the University in Vilnius. He was appointed the bishop of Lodz Diocese on the 20th December 1946. He took up his duties as the bishop on the 2nd March 1947, was consecrated on the 19th April 1947. He was installed as a bishop on the 20th April 1947. He was a very active bishop of the Diocese. He carried out a lot of administrative reforms, brought to life 6 deaneries and 15 parishes, summoned two diocesan synods. He took great care of both spiritual and intellectual development of the priests. He performed a variety of important functions during the Conference of the Polish Episcopate. He was the member of the Mixed (church and government) Committee and the Cammon Committee. Since 1949 he was the member of the Main Council of the Polish Episcopate. In the years 1953–1956, during the imprisonment of Primate Stefan Wyszyński, he was the chairman of the Conference of the Polish Episcopate. He took an active part in all the sessions of the Second Vatican Council.

  • Issue Year: 16/2007
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-87
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish