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    Archdiocese of Southwark

    Archdiocese of Southwark

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark is a Latin Rite Roman Catholic archdiocese in England. The Archepiscopal see is St. George's Cathedral, Southwark and is headed by the Archbishop of Southwark. The archdiocese is part of the Metropolitan Province of Southwark, which covers the South of England. The archdiocese covers the London boroughs south of the Thames, the county of Kent, and the Medway Unitary Authority. The diocese is divided into three pastoral areas and 20 deaneries, each of which contain a number of parishes: Southwark was one of the dioceses established at the restoration of Catholic hierarchical structures in 1851 by Pope Pius IX. The areas that now comprise the Diocese of Portsmouth and the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton subsequently separated. The Papists Act of 1778 brought a certain limited freedom to those of the faith. Priests no longer moved in fear of imprisonment. Roman Catholics could run their own schools and could once more acquire property. In protest against the Act, Lord George Gordon, on 2 June 1780, gathered a large crowd in St George's Fields to march on Westminster. Refused a hearing, they became violent and so began a week of burning,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region (XI) of the United States, in the State of California. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Geographically, the diocese consists of 35,239 square miles (91,270 km) of the Southern San Joaquin Valley of California, a portion of the Sierra Nevada and some eastern valleys. The diocese consists of all of the Counties of Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare. The total population of the diocesan region is about 2.4 million inhabitants, of whom 1,074,944 are registered Catholic as of 2012. For administrative purposes the diocese is sub-divided into five deaneries: Fresno City, Fresno (rural), Tulare/Kings, Kern/Inyo, and Merced/Mariposa. The see was created in 1967 by splitting the Diocese of Monterey-Fresno into two sees. Historically the area of the current diocese belonged to the Dioceses of Guadalajara, Durango, Sonora, Californias, Monterey, Monterey-Los Angeles, and lastly Monterey-Fresno. Timothy Manning (first Bishop of Fresno) and Roger Mahony (Auxiliary Bishop) have both served in the diocese. The most
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Campinas

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Campinas

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Campinas (Latin: Archidioecesis Campinensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Campinas in Brazil.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tororo (Latin: Tororoën(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Tororo in Uganda. On June 27, 2007, it was announced that the Bishop of Kotido, Uganda, Denis Lote, had been named by Pope Benedict XVI to be the new Archbishop of Tororo. The seat of the archbishop is the Uganda Martyrs’ Cathedral in Tororo.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes territory that was previously part of the (now) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, was established as a separate diocese in 1853 when the City of Brooklyn was separate from New York City. The diocese includes parishes in Brooklyn, as well as Queens, which at the time of formation was a rural hinterland of New York City. It once included all of Long Island, but it gave up its territory in Nassau County and Suffolk County in 1957 to the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Brooklyn is one of the few dioceses in the USA that is made up of 100% urban territory. The Bishop of Brooklyn presides from the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Downtown Brooklyn. Many major ceremonies, however, are held at the much larger Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Sunset Park neighborhood in southern Brooklyn. On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named two priests as Auxiliary Bishops of Brooklyn. The bishop is also the true principal of the diocese's pre-seminary high school, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary. As of March 2009, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary is the only full time high school seminary in the nation. Three Diocesan
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Killaloe (Irish: Deoise Chill Dalua) is a Roman Catholic diocese in mid-western Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster. The incumbent Ordinary is Bishop Kieran O'Reilly whose episcopal ordination took place on August 29th 2010. The Diocese is divided into a number of parishes or group parishes. Most are located in County Clare, followed by North Tipperary. There are five parishes in County Offaly, one group parish in County Laois and one parish in County Limerick. The following is a basic list of bishops from 1807 to the present day.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lipa today comprises the civil province of Batangas located in the southwestern part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is bounded on the north by the provinces of Cavite and Laguna, on the east by Tayabas Bay, and Quezon Province, on the west by the China Sea, and on the south by the Balayan and Batangas Bays. Its land area is 3,165 square kilometers (1,222 sq mi) and the population as of the 1994 census is 1,668,480 of which 99.5 per cent are Catholics. The province surrounds Lake Taal from which Taal Volcano rises in the center. The rich soil of Batangas was formed from volcanic tuff coming from the active volcanoes of Taal. The terrain is characterized by rolling hills, plateaus and low mountains, the highest of which is Mount Makiling which is only 1,109 meters (3,600 ft) in elevation. The current Archbishop of Lipa is the Most Reverend Ramon Cabrera Arguelles. The Diocese of Lipa was created on April 10, 1910, separating it from that of Manila under the supervision of Pope Pius X. The diocese then covered the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Marinduque and Mindoro, with Most Reverend Joseph Petrelli, D.D., as the first
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mariana (Latin: Archidioecesis Marianensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Mariana in Brazil.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is a division of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It was originally erected as the Diocese of Vincennes, Indiana on May 6, 1834, and encompassed all of Indiana as well as the eastern third of Illinois. It was renamed the Diocese of Indianapolis on March 28, 1898, when Bishop Francis Chatard was ordered to make his residence in Indianapolis. It was elevated from a diocese to a metropolitan archdiocese on October 21, 1944. Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, in September 2011, due to illness. Auxiliary Bishop Christopher J. Coyne remains in office and is serving as the Apostolic Administrator until a successor to Archbishop Buechlein is named. Per the 2000 census, the archdiocese contained 2,430,606 people, 233,273 of whom were Catholic. The archdiocese covers 39 counties in central and southern Indiana, with a total area of 13,757 square miles. The archdiocese is headed by an archbishop, but the see is currently vacant, due to the resignation in September 2011 of Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, on account of illness due to ongoing issues with cancer. Auxiliary Bishop
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alger

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alger

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Alger or Algiers (Latin: Archidioecesis Algeriensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Algiers in Algeria. The seat is Cathédrale Saint-Philippe in Alger. There is also a Minor Basilica at the Basilique de Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bujumbura

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bujumbura

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bujumbura (Latin: Buiumburaën(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Bujumbura in Burundi. The Cathedral is the Cathédrale Regina Mundi in Bujumbura.
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    Archdiocese of Buenos Aires

    Archdiocese of Buenos Aires

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Archidioecesis Bonaerensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church based on the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The Archbishop since 28 February 1998 is Jorge Bergoglio. Its mother church is the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. The territory of the Archdiocese has an area of 203 km² and a population of 2,729,610 (2005), of which around 2.5 million are Catholic, served by 182 parishes. It is divided into four zonal vicaries: Flores, Devoto, Belgrano and Centro, in turn subdivided into 20 deaconates. The archdiocese has 11 suffragans, corresponding to the dioceses of Avellaneda-Lanús, Gregorio de Laferrere, Lomas de Zamora, Merlo-Moreno, Morón, San Charbel en Buenos Aires (Maronite), San Isidro, San Justo, San Martín, San Miguel, and Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires (Ukrainian). The diocese was erected on 6 April 1620 as an offshoot of the Diocese of Paraguay, and was elevated to archdiocese on 5 March 1866. Through the years it lost large parts of its territory to the new dioceses of Montevideo, Paraná, La Plata and Viedma. The following is a list of ordinaries,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Killala

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Killala (Irish: Deoise Chill Ala) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the western part of Ireland. It is in the Metropolitan Province of Tuam and is subject to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuam. The current Bishop is Dr. John Fleming DD who was appointed on 7 April 2002. In the year 1111 the Diocese of Killala was created and its boundaries delineated by the Synod of Rathbreasail. Later, at the Synod of Kells in 1152 the boundaries were revised and confirmed within the Province of Tuam. The first bishop of Killala mentioned in Roman records was Donatus O'Bechdha: his possession of the diocese was confirmed in a rescript dated March 30, 1198 by Pope Innocent III. This records the transfer of ancient churches, monasteries and church properties to the jurisdiction of the diocesan bishop. In the process it provides a record of place names in the diocese. Insula Gedig, for example, is Iniskea, an island in Blacksod Bay. Inisgluairibrandani is Inisglora of Brendan. The original monastery on this island was said to be founded by St. Brendan. In the twelfth century three of the oldest native Irish monasteries were ordered to adopt the Rule of the Canons of St. Augustine: Cross
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    Archdiocese of Caracas

    Archdiocese of Caracas

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas, is an ecclesiastical territory over which it exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction, the Archbishop of Caracas, as a representative of the Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela. It was founded as the Diocese of Caracas on June 20, 1637, and was later elevated to the rank of a metropolitan see on November 27, 1803. This episcopal see occupies a territory of about 790 square kilometers. He is considered a metropolitan see, of the Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela, with the suffragan sees of Guarenas, La Guaira, and Los Teques. The current Archbishop is Cardinal Jorge Urosa, since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on September 19, 2005. The Archbishop of Caracas is also the Primate of the Church in Venezuela. Originally, the Episcopal See was established in 1531, according to the Pope Bull Pro Excellentia praeeminentia issued by Pope Clement VII in St. Peter's in Rome on 21 June of that year and was based in Coro, Falcón State, then the capital of Venezuela . Been vacant since 1721 to 1727. The Diocese of Caracas was elevated to Archdiocese for the Bull In universalis ecclesiae regimine issued by Pope Pius VII in the Basilica
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford is a particular church of the Latin Rite in Hartford, Litchfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. The archdiocese includes about 700,000 Catholics, more than 500 priests, 216 parishes and almost 300 deacons. This is roughly one-half the population of the three counties. It also publishes The Catholic Transcript. The present territory of the archdiocese of Hartford was originally part of the Diocese of Boston until Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick of Boston expressed concern that there should be separate dioceses for Connecticut and Rhode Island in keep with the growing Catholic population in those states. On November 28, 1843, the Diocese of Hartford was established by Pope Gregory XVI with Reverend Willam Tyler as its first bishop. At the time of its creation, there were 10,000 Catholics in the area. Bishop Tyler was able to petition successfully to move the See of Hartford to Providence, Rhode Island in order to be nearer to the majority of the Catholics. Having served for 5 years, Bishop Tyler died in 1849. The second bishop, Reverend Bernard O'Reilly, spent his time securing priests for the still young diocese all the while helping
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Miami is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America. Its ecclesiastic territory includes Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties in the U.S. state of Florida. The archdiocese is the metropolitan see for the Ecclesiastical Province of Miami, which covers Florida. The archbishop is Thomas Wenski. As archbishop, he also serves as pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Mary, the mother church of the archdiocese. Also serving are 428 priests, 160 permanent deacons, 50 religious brothers and 300 religious sisters who are members of various religious institutes. These priests, deacons and persons religious serve a Catholic population in South Florida of 1,300,000 in 118 parishes and missions. Because of the vast number of immigrants, Mass is offered in at least a dozen languages in parishes throughout the archdiocese. Educational institutions consist of two schools for the disabled, 60 elementary/middle schools, 13 high schools, two universities, and two seminaries. Radio, print, and television media outlets owned and operated by the archdiocese supplement teaching, communication, and ministries. Several social service organizations are
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California

    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of San José; in California (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Josephi in California) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It comprises Santa Clara County, and is led by a bishop. Its patron saints are Saint Joseph and Saint Clare of Assisi. the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Santa Rosa and Stockton. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in Downtown San Jose is the cathedral church of the diocese. The diocesan offices are located at 1150 North First Street. The diocese serves over 600,000 Catholics in 52 parishes and missions, three university campus ministries, and 38 schools. The Roman Catholic Church in present-day Santa Clara County dates to the founding of Mission Santa Clara de Asís (a Spanish mission) in 1777, during the era of the Provincias Internas of New Spain. Originally a part of the Diocese of Sonora in Mexico, in 1840 San Jose and the rest of the Californias became part of the Diocese of Alta and Baja California, headquartered
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast (Latin: a Litore Aureo) is the Metropolitan See for the ecclesiastical province of Cape Coast in Ghana. The Archdiocese has been generous in supplying priests for underserved areas of the United States; for example, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas in the Victoria, Texas area, 16 of the 64 priests are from Ghana- many have been incardinated into (became part of the official body of priest clergy) the diocese and have become U.S. citizens, serving as pastors of church parishes. The seat of the archbishop is St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Cape Coast.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin (Irish: Deoise Chill Dara agus Leithghlinn) is a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin and is subject to the Archdiocese of Dublin. The see is currently sede vacante. The united diocese includes virtually all of County Carlow, most of County Kildare and parts of counties Offaly, Laois, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow. These two dioceses continued to be separate from their foundation until 1678, when, owing to the extreme tenuity of the episcopal revenues, the bishopric of Leighlin was given in commendam by the Holy See to the Bishop of Kildare. The Cathedral Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located in the town of Carlow. The see is currently sede vacante, the previous Ordinary was the Most Reverend James Moriarty who is now bishop emeritus, was appointed by the Holy See on 4 June 2002 and installed in the cathedral on 31 August 2002. He resigned the see on 22 April 2010. The united Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is divided into seven deaneries, each divided into a number of parishes or group parishes. The following is a basic list
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    Anglican Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

    Anglican Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Church of Ireland
    The Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, also referred to as the United Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross is a diocese in the Church of Ireland. The diocese is in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin. It is the see of the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the result of a combination of bishoprics of Cork and Cloyne in 1429, Cork and Cloyne and Ross in 1583, the separation of Cork and Ross and Cloyne in 1660 and the re-combination of Cork and Ross and Cloyne in 1835. When the Church in England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England was established by the state as the established church. Later, by decree of the Irish Parliament, a similar new body became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. It assumed possession of most Church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin Rite of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. They were obliged to find alternative premises and to conduct their services in secret. The English-speaking minority mostly
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beira

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beira

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beira (Latin: Beiren(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Beira in Mozambique. The seat of the archbishop is Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora de Rosario (Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Rosary) in Beira.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States comprising the southern counties of the state of Georgia. It is led by a prelate bishop who serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in the City of Savannah. The diocese was canonically erected on July 3, 1850 by Pope Pius IX, taking its territories from the Diocese of Charleston. Pope Pius XI changed the ecclesiastical territory's name to become the conjoined Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta on January 5, 1937 to reflect the growth of Catholicism in the state. The number of Catholics in the northern counties of Georgia had grown so much that Pope Pius XII divided the ecclesiastical territory on July 2, 1956 and created the Diocese of Savannah and the Diocese of Atlanta. (In 1962 the Diocese of Atlanta was elevated to the status of an archdiocese, becoming the center of the Ecclesiastical Province of the same name.) Adel Alapaha Albany Alma Americus Augusta Bainbridge Baxley Blakely Brunswick Buena
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is located in the south western part of the state of Connecticut, and its boundaries are the same as that of Fairfield County, Connecticut. There are 82 parishes in the diocese. Its cathedral is St. Augustine in Bridgeport. The most recent bishop was William E. Lori, appointed March 19, 2001, who served until he was installed as Archbishop of Baltimore. The diocese, is one of 195 Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States. It is one of four dioceses in the Ecclesiastical Province of Hartford—the others are the Archdiocese of Hartford, the Diocese of Norwich and the Diocese of Providence. The church with the greatest capacity in the diocese is St. Mary's Church on Elm Street in Stamford, built in 1928. Sacred Heart in Georgetown is where Catholic writers Flannery O'Connor and Robert Fitzgerald worshipped in 1949-1952 when O'Connor was living in Ridgefield as a boarder with the Fitzgeralds. ("The working day as we set it up that fall began with early Mass in Georgetown, four miles away," Fitzgerald wrote.) The diocese has more than 410,304 registered Catholics in Fairfield County, 44 percent of the total population. Other statistics: These
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora (Irish: Deoise Ghaillimh, Chill Mhic Dhuach agus Chill Fhionnúrach) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the western part of Ireland. It is in the Metropolitan Province of Tuam and is subject to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuam. The current Bishop is the Most Reverend Martin Drennan who was consecrated on 21 September 1997 and appointed Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh on 23 May 2005. The See covers the City of Galway, parts of County Galway and the Atlantic coast of County Clare. The seat (Cathedra) is in the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas. The diocese has its origins in the ancient Kilmacduagh monastery and the Wardenship of Galway (1484-1831). Following the abolition of the Wardenship (see Edmund Ffrench) by the Holy See in 1831 the first Bishop of Galway of the new diocese was appointed in the same year. In 1866, Bishop John McEvilly of Galway was made Apostolic Administrator of the diocese of Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. When he was appointed coadjutor to the Archdiocese of Tuam in 1878, he retained Galway until he succeeded as archbishop in 1881. McEvilly continued to oversee Kilmacduagh
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont (Latin: Dioecesis Bellomontensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering thirteen counties and portions of two others in Texas. The diocese was founded on September 29, 1966; the first bishop was Most Rev. Vincent Madeley Harris, D.D. St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica serves as the cathedral church. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The past bishops of the diocese are:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central region of the state of the U.S. state of Washington. Headquartered in Yakima, the diocese comprises Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima Counties. The diocesan cathedral is St. Paul Cathedral, and the diocesan bishop is Joseph J. Tyson. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seattle, and its metropolitan archbishop is J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle. The diocese was canonically erected on June 23, 1951 by Pope Pius XII. Its territory was taken from the territory of the Dioceses of Seattle (which was concurrently elevated to an archdiocese) and Spokane. The diocese currently has 41 parishes and 7 Catholic schools.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Alexandria is the Roman Catholic diocese for central Louisiana, based in Alexandria, with its see at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. It encompasses the parishes, or counties, of Avoyelles, Rapides, Vernon, Natchitoches, Winn, Caldwell, Madison, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, Cathoula, Lasalle, and Grant. The current Bishop of the Diocese is Ronald Paul Herzog, who was appointed to the office on November 4, 2004. Bishop Herzog was formally installed on January 5, 2005. Prior to becoming Bishop, he had been a priest of the Biloxi, Mississippi diocese since 1977. Sam Jacobs was Bishop from July 1, 1989 to August 1, 2003. In August 2003 he was made the Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. From August 2003 to November 2004, the Diocese of Alexandria did not have a resident Bishop. The diocese was led during this time by Bishop William B. Friend of the Shreveport, Louisiana diocese, who served as the Apostolic Administrator for the diocese. The corporate title of the diocese is The Diocese of Alexandria. The Latin title of the diocese is Dioecesis Alexandrina in Louisiana. The diocese was founded in 1853 as the Diocese of Natchitoches (Natchitochensis). The
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    Archdiocese of Eranakulam-Angamaly

    Archdiocese of Eranakulam-Angamaly

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Ernakulam–Angamaly is a Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Archdiocese in Ernakulam, Kerala, India. It is the See of the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Mar George Alencherry is the present Major Archbishop. The archdiocese has two auxiliary bishops, Mar Sebastian Adayantharath, and Mar Bosco Puthur. The archdiocese has two suffragan dioceses, namely Kothamangalam and Idukki. Fr. Varghese Payapilly Palakkappilliy and Mgr. Joseph C. Panjikaran have been declared Servants of God from the archdiocese. In 1896, Pope Leo XIII established the Vicariate of Ernakulam by the Papal Bull Quae Rei Sacrae, which was then the third Vicariate of Syro Malabar Church, in addition to the previous two Apostolic Vicariates, Kottayam and Trichur. Mar Aloysius Pazheparambil was appointed as the first Apostolic Vicar, who assumed charge on 5 November 1896. Mar Pazheparampil governed the Vicariate till he died in 1919, and Mar Augustine Kandathil was appointed the Bishop the same year. Archbishop Kandathil guided the life and work of the archdiocese and of the Syro-Malabar Hierarchy for well over three decades. The Syro-Malabar Hierarchy was
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    Archdiocese of Rosario

    Archdiocese of Rosario

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rosario (Archidioecesis Rosariensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern part of the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, with its motherchurch, the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, located in the city of Rosario. The Archbishop since 22 December 2005 is José Luis Mollaghan and the Auxiliary Bishop was Sergio Fenoy, until he was appointed Bishop of San Miguel the 5 December 2006. The former archbishop Eduardo Mirás served as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese between 22 December 2005 and 18 March 2006, the date that Msgr. Mollaghan was installed. The Archdiocese has an area of 13,500 km² and a population of around 1,700,000, with 121 parishes. Its ecclesiastical province includes the departments of Belgrano, General López, Iriondo, Rosario and San Lorenzo, plus almost the whole departments of Caseros and Constitución. It has two suffragan bishops, corresponding to the dioceses of San Nicolás de los Arroyos and Venado Tuerto. The diocese was created by Pope Pius XI through the bull Nobilis Argentinae Nationis Ecclesia on 20 April 1934, along with nine others, citing a lack of
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristóbal de la Habana

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Cristóbal de la Habana

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Cristobal de la Habana is one of three Catholic Archdioceses in Cuba. Erected originally as Santiago de Cuba, this Latin Rite or Roman Rite diocese was erected as the Diocese of Santiago de Cuba on 10 September 1787 by Pope Pius VI. The original diocese encompassed the provinces of Santa Clara, Matanzas, Havana, and Pinar del Río in Cuba and Florida and Louisiana in what is now The United States of America. On 25 April 1793 the diocese lost territory for what would be the first of four territorial losses when the diocese of Louisiana and the Two Floridas (Saint Louis of New Orleans) was erected. The diocese would again lose territory 20 February 1903 when the dioceses of Pinar del Río and Cienfuegos were erected, and then again on 10 December 1912 upon the erection of the diocese of Matanzas. Eventually the Diocese of Santiago de Cuba would be suppressed and elevated to the Metropolitan See of Sancti Christophori de Habana, San Cristobal de la Habana on 6 January 1925. The current Cardinal-Archbishop of Havana is Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino since his elevation and election by Pope John Paul II on 21 November 1981. The Archdiocese
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    Anglican Diocese of Derry and Raphoe

    Anglican Diocese of Derry and Raphoe

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Church of Ireland
    The Diocese of Derry and Raphoe is a diocese of the Church of Ireland located in the north of Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh. Its geographical remit covers Derry (in Northern Ireland) and County Donegal (in the Republic of Ireland). When the Church in England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England was established by the state as the established church. Later, by decree of the Irish Parliament, a similar new body became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. It assumed possession of most Church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other items, though some were later destroyed). The substantial majority of the population remained faithful to the Latin Rite of Roman Catholicism, despite the political and economic advantages of membership in the state church. They were obliged to find alternative premises and to conduct their services in secret. The English-speaking minority mostly adhered to the Church of Ireland or to Presbyterianism. On the death of Archbishop Trench of Tuam in 1839, the Province of Tuam was united to the Armagh. Over the centuries, numerous dioceses were merged, in
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    Archdiocese of Mbarara

    Archdiocese of Mbarara

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mbarara (Archidioecesis Mbararaensis) in Uganda covers an area of 10,980 km² in southwestern Uganda. As of 2003, of the 2.2 million citizens in the area 856,168 are members of the Catholic Church. The archdiocese is subdivided into 25 parishes, and has 114 priests altogether. The archdiocese is the metropolitan for the dioceses of: The cathedral is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Mbarara. The archdiocese dates back to the Vicariate Apostolic of Ruwenzori, which was erected on May 28, 1934 by splitting the Vicariate Apostolic of Uganda. On March 25, 1953 it was elevated to a diocese and renamed after its principal town Mbarara. 1961 territory was lost to the newly erected diocese of Fort Portal, and again in 1966 to the diocese of Kabale. On January 2, 1999 the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese. Before being an archdiocese the diocese was a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Kampala.
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    Archdiocese of Singapore

    Archdiocese of Singapore

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Singapore (Latin: Archidioecesis Singaporensis) is an exempt archdiocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church. Its territory includes all of Singapore. Its current archbishop is the Most Reverend Monsignor Nicholas Chia Yeck Joo, D.D., S.T.L.. The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Singapore. The archdiocese is made up of five districts covering the entire city-state of Singapore. They are the City District, East District, West District, North District and the Serangoon District. As an exempt diocese, the archdiocese is not a part of an ecclesiastical province, but comes under the direct jurisdiction of the Holy See. The archdiocese is a member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The Roman Catholic Church in Singapore was initially under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Malacca,which was established on February 4, 1558 as a suffragan (other being Diocese of Cochin) to the Archdiocese of Goa. The diocese of Malacca was transferred to the Vicariate Apostolic of Ava and Pegu in 1838 and then the Vicariate Apostolic of Siam in 1840. In 1841, the Church was placed under the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mostar-Duvno is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church encompassing Herzegovina. The diocese, as well as the Franciscan Province, is centred in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was formed on July 5, 1881. However, the Diocese of Duvno existed long before 1881, and was erected sometime in the 6th century. The seat of the bishopric is in the Cathedral of Mary the Mother of the Church. The diocese releases two monthly magazines: Naša ognjišta by the Franciscan Province, and Crkva na kamenu by the bishopric. The diocese covers area of 8.368 km sq, with 175.395 Catholic in 66 parishes of the diocese. There are 73 diocesen priests. A number of parishes belongs to the Francisican Province of Herzegovina. The current bishop of Mostar is Mons. Ratko Perić. He also serves as administrator of the Diocese of Trebinje-Mrkan. Trebinje-Mrkan was united with Mostar-Duvno in 1890. The archive of the Diocesan Ordinariate of Mostar was confiscated by the authorities of Communist Yugoslavia in 1948. This is a list of Bishops of Mostar-Duvno since the re-establishment of the Diocese in 1881.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing (Latin: Archidioecesis Pechimensis, Chinese: 天主教北京总教区; pinyin: Tiānzhǔjiào Běijīng zǒng jiàoqū) is an archdiocese located in the city of Beijing in China.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States comprising the state of West Virginia. It is a conjoined diocese with two centers of worship, one day expected to be split into two separate entities. The diocese is led by Bishop Michael J. Bransfield who serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of Saint Joseph in the City of Wheeling. He is also pastor of the Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in the City of Charleston. The original Diocese of Wheeling was canonically erected on July 19, 1850 by Pope Pius IX . In response to the growth of Catholicism in the state, the ecclesiastical territory became a conjoined diocese and was consecrated with the current diocesan name on August 21, 1974 by Pope Paul VI. The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is home to Wheeling Jesuit University, an institution of higher learning administered by the Society of Jesus. There are seven vicariates in the Diocese: There are 111 Parishes and 23 missions in the Diocese. There are 18 parishes and 2 missions in the Wheeling Vicariate. There are 11 parishes and 1 mission in the Martinsburg
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila or Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) is a particular church or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is also considered as the primatial see of the country, currently held by the Archbishop of Manila as de facto primate over all other dioceses. The Archbishop is customarily elevated to the status of Cardinal some time after his enthronement. The current Archbishop is Luis Antonio Tagle, formerly bishop of the Diocese of Imus, who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on 13 October 2011. Its titular church is the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, with the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Immaculate Conception as the principal patroness of the Republic of the Philippines and Filipino people. The original Diocese of Manila was canonically erected on 6 February 1579 encompassing all of the Spanish colonies in Asia and originally was a suffragan of Mexico. Over the course of Philippine history and the growth of Catholicism in the region, the Archdiocese of Manila had carved new dioceses from its territory. On 14 August 1595, Pope Clement VIII raised the diocese to the status of an archdiocese and created three
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (Latin: Dioecesis Albanensis) covers all or part of 14 counties in Eastern New York (Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington, and southern Herkimer Counties). Its motherchurch is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the city of Albany. Initially the diocese was part of the Archdiocese of New York. It became a diocese in its own right on April 23, 1847. The following is a list of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Diocese of Albany and their periods of service. During their terms as bishops of Albany, the first five named were accorded the title "Right Reverend" because the American church was still considered a province. From Bishop Gibbons on, they have been entitled "Most Reverend". John McCloskey was "Most Reverend" after his move to New York, where he later became "His Eminence". Six of Albany's deceased Bishops are buried in a crypt beneath the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. John McCloskey is interred beneath St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and Bishop Broderick is buried in a family plot in Westchester County. There are fourteen
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross (Irish: Deoise Chorcaí agus an Rois) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of Munster. The diocese was formed by an ex aequo principaliter union on 19 April 1958, between the Dioceses of Cork and Ross. The incumbent Ordinary is the Most Rev. Dr. John Buckley. The Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne is located on the north side of Cork city. Known locally as the North Chapel, is located at the top of Shandon Street, in one of the most historic areas of Cork. The Cathedral was dedicated in 1808 and celebrated its bicentenary in 2008. Bishops of Cork and Cloyne Bishops of Cork Bishops of Cork and Ross The bishops were also Apostolic Administrators of the Diocese of Ross 1693–1747 and 1954–1958. The Diocese has been split into 16 Pastoral Areas as prompted under the 2005 document Pilgrim Steps. It has two Vicars General. They are respectively: Monsignor Kevin O'Callaghan and Fr. Aidan O'Driscoll. The Diocesan Secretary and Vocations Director
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport is a diocese of the Catholic Church for the southeastern quarter of the state of Iowa. There are 11,438 square miles (29,620 km) within the diocese. The diocese's eastern border is at the Mississippi River; the northern border comprises the counties of Jasper, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, and Clinton; the western border is made up of the counties of Jasper, Marion, Monroe, and Appanoose; and the southern border is the Iowa-Missouri border. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Martin John Amos. The Latin title for the diocese is Dioecesis Davenportensis, and the corporate title is the Diocese of Davenport. The metropolitan see for the diocese is the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The Cathedral parish of the diocese is Sacred Heart Cathedral. Before 1881, the Diocese of Dubuque's territory comprised the entire state of Iowa. Previous divisions had taken territory outside the state of Iowa from the Diocese to give to other newly created Dioceses. Eventually, Bishop John Hennessy became convinced that the Dubuque Diocese should be further divided, with the Dubuque Diocese covering the northern half of the state, and the southern half covered
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lake Charles (Latin: Dioecesis Lacus Carolini), is a particular church located in southwest Louisiana (USA). It is a fairly new diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, being founded on January 29, 1980. It is suffragan to the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The diocese is administered from the city of Lake Charles. The patron saint of the diocese is St. Peter Claver and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception serves as the Episcopal see. The Diocese comprises five civil parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis. The statue of the Millennium Christ is located in Bilbo Cemetery in Lake Charles. The actual name of the statue is "Jesus Christ Our Citizen of the Centuries" and it stands atop an eight-foot Labrador green granite base. The statue was sculpted by Janie Stine LaCroix, a native of nearby Sulphur and a descendant of John Jacob Ryan Jr., who is regarded as being the 'Father of Lake Charles'; Ryan is buried in the cemetery. The statue is regarded as being a symbol of peace and unity for all citizens and faiths of southwest Louisiana. On 6 March 2007 Pope Benedict XVI named Glen Provost as the new bishop. On 23 April 2007,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Mayagüez

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Mayagüez

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mayagüez is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and consists of the western part of the island of Puerto Rico, an American commonwealth. The diocese is led by a prelate bishop which pastors the motherchurch in the City of Mayagüez, Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria in front of the Plaza Colón. The See of Mayagüez was canonically erected on March 1, 1976 and is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico. The Diocese is subdivided into 29 Parishes: 17 originally located at the Diocese of Ponce, eight formerly at the Diocese of Arecibo, and four new parishes. As of July, 2011 the bishop of the See of Mayagüez is Alvaro Corrada del Rio. By the year 2004 its population consisted of 491.518 people, of which 376.000 were baptized, being 76,5% of the total population. Bishops of Mayagüez (Latin rite):
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala (erected 18 December 1534, as the Diocese of Guatemala) is a metropolitan diocese, responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Escuintla, Jalapa, Santa Rosa de Lima, Verapaz, Cobán and Zacapa y Santo Cristo de Esquipulas. It was elevated on 16 December 1743. The current Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala is His Excellency, The Most Reverend Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B.; he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on Monday, October 4, 2010 to replace His Eminence, Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruno, who was retiring for reasons of age, having reached the age of 75 at which all bishops must submit their resignations to the Pope.
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    Diocese of Zulia

    Diocese of Zulia

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Maracaibo is an Archdiocese in Venezuela. Since November 2000, its Archbishop has been Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera. The city of Maracaibo, the second largest in Venezuela, has a population of approximately 2,800,000. The Archdiocese covers a total area of 10,761 square kilomenters (4,156 square miles) in Zulia State. It was first established as the Diocese of Mérida by Leo XIII on 28 July 1897 as part of the Archdiocese of Mérida. It was renamed the Diocese of Zulia (2 January 1953) and renamed again as the Diocese of Maracaibo (23 July 1965) Finally it was elevated to Archdiocese on 30 April 1966. Maracaibo was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1985. This basilica in Maracaibo is one of the many popular representations of the Virgin Mary in Venezuela. The story of an apparition of the virgin dates from the 18th century. An old lady made her living by washing other people's clothes, a job she did every morning on the shores of the lake. On 18 November 1709 she had collected a load of clothes, and as usual, headed to the lake to wash them. This old lady was at her chores when she saw a wooden board floating towards her, and picked it up thinking that it might be of
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Québec (Latin: Archidioecesis Quebecensis, French: Archidiocèse de Québec) is a Catholic archdiocese in Quebec, Canada. Being the first see in the New World north of Mexico, the Archdiocese of Québec is also the Primatial See for Canada. The Archdiocese of Québec is also the ecclesiastical provincial for the dioceses of Chicoutimi, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière and Trois-Rivières. The archdiocese's cathedral is Notre-Dame de Québec Cathedral in Quebec City. Since the beginning of colonisation of the New World, the Church has influenced the politics and policies of New France. Even during the first voyages of Jacques Cartier in the 16th Century, missionary priests would accompany the explorers on their voyages to the New World. After two failed attempts to settle in Acadia, in 1608, Québec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain, giving the Church a solid base in which to spread the faith to the Indigenous populations. In 1615, the Recollet missionaries arrived in Québec, followed by the Jesuit missionaries 10 years later. Their presence would help drive the colonies, giving the colonizers a moral reason for their presence, as well as giving the Church an
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the Northern Mariana Islands and is a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agaña. The Diocese of Chalan Kanoa is led by a prelate bishop which pastors the motherchurch, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Saipan. The diocese was canonically erected on November 8, 1984 by Pope John Paul II. Its territories were taken from the archdiocese based in Guam. See List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Agaña
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States overseas dependency of American Samoa. It was canonically erected on September 10, 1982, taking territory from what once was a unified Diocese of Samoa and Tokelau. The diocese is a suffragan to the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia. The prelate is a bishop which pastors the mother church, the Cathedral of the Holy Family in the City of Pago Pago. He is also pastor of the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Worker. John Quinn Weitzel M.M. (1986 - ) See List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Samoa-Apia
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan (Latin: Abidianen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. The seat of the archbishop is St. Paul's Cathedral in Abidjan.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Natal

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Natal

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Natal (Latin: Archidioecesis Natalensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Natal in Brazil.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It covers the City and County of San Francisco and the Counties of Marin and San Mateo. The Archdiocese of San Francisco was canonically erected on July 29, 1853, by Pope Pius IX and its cathedral is the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. The first church in the Archdiocese of San Francisco is older than the Archdiocese itself; Mission San Francisco de Asís was founded on June 29, 1776 by Franciscan Friars. The mission church that stands today was completed in 1791 and attached next door is Mission Dolores Basilica. The Franciscans who founded the mission also are credited with naming the City and County of San Francisco, and the entire region, after their patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. From his installation on February 15, 2006 until the acceptance of his resignation on July 27, 2012, the archdiocese was led by Archbishop Emeritus George Hugh Niederauer, formerly the bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. The current auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese are William J. Justice and Robert W. McElroy. On
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Missouri in the United States, erected on September 10, 1880, as the Diocese of Kansas City, with territories taken from the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Its first bishop was John Joseph Hogan. On July 2, 1956, the diocese incorporated the territory of the Diocese of Saint Joseph, giving the Diocese its current name; it now covers 15,429 square miles (39,960 km) in northern and western Missouri. The bishop is Robert William Finn, since May 2005. Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Website
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno is an ecclesiastical territory (or diocese) of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern Nevada region of the United States, centered on the city of Reno. With the urging of Cardinal George Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago, Pope Pius XI established the Diocese on March 27, 1931. It was renamed as the Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas by Pope Paul VI, October 13, 1976. On March 21, 1995 Pope John Paul II changed it back to the Diocese of Reno while splitting Las Vegas, Nevada into a new diocese. It comprises the counties of Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey and Washoe. The bishop of Reno has his liturgical and canonical seat (cathedra) at The Cathedral of Saint Thomas Aquinas. The See of Reno is a suffragan diocese of the ecclesiastical province of the Archbishop of San Francisco. Other suffragan sees include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton. Phillip Francis Straling officially retired on June 21, 2005, but continued to serve as apostolic administrator of the diocese. On December 23, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI appointed
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse

    Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse covers an area of west-central Wisconsin, including the city of La Crosse and 19 counties: Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Marathon, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Wood. The official title of the diocese is the Diocese of La Crosse and the Latin title Dioecesis Crossensis. The Metropolitan for the diocese is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The mother church is the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman, and the Bishop of La Crosse is the former Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop, William P. Callahan, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, June 11, 2010. He was installed on August 11, 2010. On November 14, 2009, the former La Crosse Bishop Jerome Listecki was appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee. He succeeded Archbishop Timothy Dolan who was transferred to New York. Listecki was installed in Milwaukee on January 4, 2010. In 2006, Listecki had succeeded Raymond Leo Burke as La Crosse's bishop; Burke had become the Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri and later the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court. Burke succeeded
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Syracuse is a Catholic diocese headquartered in Syracuse, New York, USA. The current bishop is the Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham. The Diocese of Syracuse includes 350,000 Catholics residing in seven counties of Central and South Central New York State. These are Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga and Oswego. The diocese has 142 parishes, 11 missions and 3 devotional chapels. There are 3 Catholic Hospitals in the diocese. There are 5 diocesan Junior / Senior high schools and 23 diocesan elementary schools. The diocese has 264 offices ( including schools) and employs 3,000 people.
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    Archdiocese of Tokyo

    Archdiocese of Tokyo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tokyo (Latin: Archidioecesis Tokiensis, Japanese: カトリック東京大司教区) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Japan. It was erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Japan on May 1, 1846 by Pope Gregory XVI, and its name was later changed by Pope Pius IX to the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Japan on May 22, 1876. It was elevated to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tokyo by Pope Leo XIII on June 15, 1891, with the suffragan sees of Niigata, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama. The current archbishop is His Excellency Peter Takeo Okada, since his appointment on February 17, 2000.
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    Archdiocese of Trujillo

    Archdiocese of Trujillo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trujillo (Latin: Truxillen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Trujillo in Peru . According to a Zenit online news article, with no author listed and dated Tuesday, July 10, 2012, Archbishop Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M., the current Metropolitan Archbishop, has been asked by the President of Peru, President Ollanta Humala, and the Peruvian Minister of Justice, Juan Jiménez, to mediate a mining conflict in the northern Region of Cajamarca, Peru.
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    Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

    Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (Latin: 'Patriarcha Hierosolymitanus Latinorum') is the title possessed by the Latin Rite Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem. The Archdiocese of Jerusalem has jurisdiction for all Latin Rite Catholics in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Cyprus. In Jerusalem, the Catholic community is the largest Christian community, with some 4,500 people out of an estimated Christian population of about 11,000. Since June 2008, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has been Fouad Twal. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem also holds the office of Grand Prior of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. In the Catholic Church, the title Patriarch is customarily reserved to the highest ranking bishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches. The Patriarch of Jerusalem is one of four bishops of the Latin Rite to be called a patriarch, the others being the Patriarchs of Venice, Lisbon and the East Indies (Goa, India). These 'minor patriarchs' are bishops whose see has as a permanent privilege the honorific title of patriarch. The honorary patriarchal titles Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, Alexandria and Antioch were abolished in 1964. The title of Patriarch of Jerusalem is also
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in India. The archdiocese has been a metropolitan see since the time it was elevated by Pope Leo XIII on 1 September 1886. The ecclesiastical province of Bombay includes the suffragan dioceses of Nashik, Pune, and Vasai. As of 2006, the archdiocese had 277 diocesan priests, 283 religious priests, 383 male religious orders and 1,530 female religious orders. The archdiocese serves a total of 506,976 Catholics in 121 parishes scattered across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (formerly Bombay). The current archbishop is Oswald Gracias, who was appointed on 14 October 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. He is also the president of Conference of Catholic Bishops in India (CCBI) and will lead the CCBI delegates for the forthcoming 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The Portuguese first reached the west coast of India when Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut in 1498. They finally established themselves at Goa in 1510. In 1526, they established a factory in Bassein. In 1534, the islands of Bassein, Salsette, Bombay and Karanja were ceded to the Portuguese by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. In this
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lubumbashi

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lubumbashi

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lubumbashi (Latin: Lubumbashien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The seat of the archbishop is the Cathédrale Saints Pierre et Paul in Lubumbashi.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozamiz

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ozámiz is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Ozamiz is the Archdiocese in the Province of Misamis Occidental, on the island of Mindanao. The Diocese of Ozámiz was erected on 27 January 1951, for the whole province of Misamis Occidental. The Archiocese comprises the following diocese: Dipolog, Iligan, Marawi, Pagadian. On February 17, 1971 Pope Paul VI elevated the Prelature of Ozámiz into a diocese with the Most Reverend Jesus Varela serving as the first sitting Bishop. On the 24th of January 1983, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese. The Current Archbishop is Most Rev. Fr. Jesus Dosado.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salta

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salta

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salta (erected 28 March 1806, as the Diocese of Salta) is in Argentina and is a metropolitan diocese, responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Catamarca, Jujuy and Orán as well as the Territorial Prelatures of Cafayate and Humahuaca. It was elevated on 20 April 1934. It was created on 17 February 1807, the territory being taken from the ancient Diocese of Córdoba del Tucumán. Until 1898 it comprised also the civil Provinces of Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, and Catamarca, which were then detached to form new dioceses.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed (1913). "Diocese of Salta". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau was established on January 23, 1576 by the edict of Pope Gregory XIII. It originally covered China, Japan, Vietnam and the Malay archipelago, with the exception of the Philippines. It now only administers Macau alone, the last regions outside Macau under its administration were the parishes of Saint Joseph (Singapore) and Saint Peter (Malacca), which separated from the Diocese of Macau in 1981. D. José Lai (黎鴻昇) is the current bishop, the first born in Macau and the second Chinese bishop (the first is Domingos Lam 林家駿). Its patron saints are Francis Xavier and Catherine of Siena, and its motto is Scientia et Virtus (Knowledge and Virtue). The diocese is an immediate subject of the Holy See, instead of being in an ecclesiastical province. From its founding until 1975, the diocese was a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Goa, but this was changed following Portugal's loss of sovereignty over Goa. The Diocese is divided in:
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Rabat (Latin: Archidioecesis Rabatensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Morocco. It was erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Rabat on July 2, 1923 by Pope Pius XI, and promoted to the rank of an archdiocese by Pope Pius XII on September 14, 1955. The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is Cathédrale St. Pierre. The current Archbishop of Rabat is His Excellency Vincent Landel, SCI, since his appointment on May 5, 2001.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Missouri in the United States, erected on July 2, 1956 from territory taken from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, the Diocese of Kansas City, and the Diocese of Saint Joseph. The diocese consists of 38 counties in mainly rural northern and central Missouri, and includes the urban areas of Columbia, and the state capital Jefferson City. The Cathedral of Saint Joseph is located in Jefferson City. The diocese has 95 parishes, 15 missions, 68 active diocesan priests, 8 religious priests, and 88,000 Catholics. It has 73 Women Religious, 2 Religious Brothers, and 43 permanent deacons.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana was established by Pope Pius XII on October 21, 1944, from the territory of the Diocese of Fort Wayne. At that time, there were 54 parishes. The diocese contained approximately 31,700 Roman Catholics at its inception. Bishop William Leo Higi presided over the diocese from June 6, 1984 until March 12, 2010, when the Holy See announced his successor, Timothy L. Doherty of the Diocese of Rockford. Doherty was ordained bishop of the diocese on July 15, 2010 and has presided over it since, becoming its sixth Ordinary. † = deceased The Roman Catholic Church in Indiana began with the Diocese of Vincennes which was created in 1834 by Pope Gregory XVI. It was in this diocese that many French missionaries came to this very anti-Catholic area. The most notable of these missionaries is Theodore Guerin who made her way to southern Indiana with her Sisters of Providence in 1841. Guerin and others in the Sisters formed St. Mary of the Woods which was located in Terre Haute, Indiana spread many alumni throughout the state to preach and spread the Church. It was from the 1840s to the early 20th century that many different parishes were built throughout the area
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, is the Roman Catholic Diocese for the southwest corner of Wisconsin. It comprises Columbia, Dane, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, LaFayette, Marquette, Rock, and Sauk counties. The area of the diocese is approximately 8,070 square miles (20,900 km). There are about 270,000 Catholics in the Diocese. There are currently 134 parishes in the Diocese with approximately 95 priests in active ministry. The current Bishop of this diocese is Bishop Robert C. Morlino. Saint Raphael's Cathedral in Madison, destroyed by fire in 2005, had been the cathedral for the diocese. The diocese currently has no cathedral. Members of the Cathedral Parish worship at St. Patrick's and Holy Redeemer in Downtown Madison. The Latin title of the Diocese is Dioecesis Madisonensis. The Metropolitan for the Diocese is the Archbishop of Milwaukee. Camp Gray, a summer camp and retreat center, is one of the ministries of the Diocese of Madison. The Madison Diocese was established on January 9, 1946, by Pope Pius XII, in a decree dated December 22, 1945. The diocese was created out of territory from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Diocese of La Crosse and the Diocese
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho/Huamanga (Latin: Ayacuquen(sis)/Huamangen(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Ayacucho in Peru.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Latin: Archidioecesis Cincinnatensis) covers the southwest region of the U.S. state of Ohio, including the greater Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas. The Archbishop of Cincinnati is Most Rev. Dennis Marion Schnurr. In total, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati encompasses 230 parishes in 19 counties, as of 2005, with the total membership of baptized Catholics around 500,000. The Archdiocese administers 110 associated parochial schools and diocesan elementary schools. Its mother church is the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains; located at the corner of 8th and Plum Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Cincinnati is the metropolis of the Ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati, which encompasses the entire state of Ohio and is composed of the Archdiocese and its five suffragan dioceses: Cleveland, Columbus, Steubenville, Toledo, and Youngstown. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is bordered by the Diocese of Toledo to the north, the Diocese of Columbus to the east, the Diocese of Covington to the south, and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and Diocese of Lafayette to the west. The Diocese of Cincinnati was erected on 19 June 1821 by Pope Pius VII from
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Luanda

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Luanda (Latin: Archidioecesis Luandensis) is the oldest Roman Catholic bishopric in Angola and the direct descendant of the Diocese of Angola e Congo, founded in 1596. It was elevated to its current form on 4 September 1940. It is based in the capital, Luanda. The current archbishop is Damião António Franklin and he is the 21st man to hold that position. The Cathedral of Luanda (Cathedral of the Holy Saviour) is in Luanda and it was built in 1628. As of 2004, The archdiocese was home to approximately 4.84 million people, approximately 3.06 million of them being Roman Catholic (63.1%). There are approximately 150 priests serving the over 3 million Catholics.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Mobile (Latin: Archidioecesis Mobiliensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese comprising the lower 28 counties of Alabama. It is the metropolitan seat of the Province of Mobile, which includes the suffragan bishopric sees of the Diocese of Biloxi, the Diocese of Jackson, and the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. The Archbishop of Mobile is the pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception located in Mobile, Alabama. As of 2004, it contained 65,588 Roman Catholics from a population of just over 1.65 million, and was approximately 4% Roman Catholic. (Note: Most of the archdiocese's Catholic population lives in the Mobile area - 46,503 as of 2000 - and, as a result, the Mobile area is considerably more Catholic than the archdiocese at large. These numbers are based solely on parish membership lists; many Catholics in the area do not formally register with a parish, while many children are often not included in parish lists.) Patron saints: Immaculate Conception, Irenaeus of Lyons, Michael the Archangel The archdiocese was originally established in 1825, as Vicariate Apostolic of Alabama and the Floridas. It was established as the Diocese of Mobile on
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Waterford and Lismore (Irish: Deoise Phort Láirge agus Leasa Móire ) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster. The incumbent Ordinary is William Lee. The geographic remit of the diocese includes Waterford city and the county of Waterford as well as part of counties South Tipperary and Cork. There are 45 parishes in the diocese with an estimated Catholic population of 44,000.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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    Anglican Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry

    Anglican Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Church of Ireland
    The Diocese of Tuam, Killala and Achonry (also known as the United Dioceses of Tuam, Killala and Achonry) is a diocese in the Church of Ireland located in western Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh. Its geographical remit includes County Mayo and part of counties Galway and Sligo. On 13 April 1834, the diocese of Killala and Achonry was united to the Archdiocese of Tuam. On the death of Archbishop Trench of Tuam in 1839, the Province of Tuam was united to the Province of Armagh and the see ceased to be an archbishopric and became a bishopric with Thomas Plunket becoming the first bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry. The bishop has two episcopal seats (Cathedra): St. Crumnathy's Cathedral, Achonry was deconsecrated in 1998 and is now used for ecumenical events. The present diocese is divided into unions (or groups) of parishes.
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    Archdiocese of Gitega

    Archdiocese of Gitega

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Gitega the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Gitega in Burundi.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz (Latin: Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia) is an archdiocese located in the city of La Paz in Bolivia.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus (Latin: Dioecesis Columbensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Ecclesiastical Province of Cincinnati covering 23 counties in Ohio. The episcopal see of the diocese is situated at Columbus, Ohio. The diocese was erected on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX out of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. On October 21, 1944 the diocese lost territory when Pope Pius XII erected the Diocese of Steubenville. The Catholic faith was brought in the area by the Dominican Order in Somerset, Ohio. They established St. Joseph's Parish in Somerset, which is the oldest parish in the state of Ohio, while under the direction of Edward Fenwick. These Dominican friars spread the faith in various areas of Central and Southern Ohio. Pennsylvania Germans and Irish immigrants settled in this part of the state, which led to the establishment of the older parishes. While the Germans and Irish settled in the southeastern part of Ohio, French immigrants came to the northern part of the diocese. In addition, small groups of Italians, Hungarians, and Slovaks moved into farming communities or in the city of Columbus. The bishops of the diocese, in the order they served, are: As of
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha (Latin: Archidioecesis Arushaënsis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Arusha in Tanzania. The seat of the archbishop is St. Theresa’s Metropolitan Cathedral in Arusha.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore ( Latin: Pondicherien(sis) et Cuddaloren(sis) Tamil: புதுவை கடலூர் உயர் மறைமாவட்டம்) is an archdiocese located in the cities of Pondicherry and Cuddalore in India. The Archdiocese now celebrates its 125 years of being elevated to the status of Archdiocese. With a land area of 11,348 square kilometers, the Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore extends over the Pondicherry and Karaikal civil districts of the Pondicherry Union Territory and the civil districts of Cuddalore and Vilupuram of Tamil Nadu State. In 2001, the total population of the area was 6,151,891. Ethnic groups in the territory include Tamils and French. The great ancestor of this Archdiocese is the Carnatic Mission, which was started around the year 1700 as Mission sui iuris. This Carnatic Mission was known as Missions of the Coromandel Coast and also as the Malabar Mission. Before the establishment of the Carnatic Mission in 1700, the Jesuit Fathers of the Madurai Mission, especially St. John de Britto came into The Gingee Kingdom after 1660 and preached the Gospel up to the Palar river, South of Madras. Also, members of various religious orders, looked after
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio encompasses 27,841 square miles (72,110 km) in the U.S. state of Texas. The archdiocese includes the city of San Antonio and the following counties: Val Verde, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Uvalde, Kinney, Medina, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, Frio, Atascosa, and the portion of McMullen north of the Nueces River. On August 28, 1874, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston was divided and the northern territory was canonically erected by the Holy See as the diocese of San Antonio. Originally part of the Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans, it was subsequently elevated on August 3, 1926, to a metropolitan archdiocese. The archbishop of San Antonio also serves as the Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of San Antonio with the Archdiocese of San Antonio overseeing the following suffragan dioceses: Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, Lubbock, and San Angelo. All of Texas' dioceses had been suffragan sees under San Antonio until December 2004 when Pope John Paul II created the new Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston and elevated the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to a Metropolitan
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Connecticut in the northeastern United States. It was erected on August 6, 1953 by Pope Pius XII. Its canonical territory consists of the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Windham and Tolland. It also includes Fishers Island, N.Y. (Suffolk County). From 1781, Lebanon just northwest of Norwich, is the place in which the Catholic "Mass was first celebrated, continuously and for a long period, within the limits of the State of Connecticut." The following have served as bishop of the diocese:
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    Archdiocese of Jaro

    Archdiocese of Jaro

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The cathedral for the archdiocese, the Parish of Our Lady of Candles, also known as the Jaro Cathedral is in Jaro a district of Iloilo City, Iloilo on the island of Panay in the Western Visayas. The Archdiocese of Jaro is one of the oldest dioceses in the country. It was created a diocese by virtue of a papal bull of Pope Pius IX on May 27, 1865, according to a document signed by Archbishop Gregorio Martinez, then Archbishop of Manila, under whole ecclesiastical province the new diocese belonged as suffragan. The Archdiocese of Jaro covers the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras, an island off Iloilo. San Jose de Antique on Panay, San Carlos in Negros Occidental and Kabankalan in Negros Occidental, are suffragans. Out of a population of 1,761,419, 89% are Catholic. Its titutar patron saint is St. Elizabeth of Hungary, whose feast is celebrated on November 17. The Archdiocese of Jaro The Archdiocese of Jaro is composed of Province of Iloilo in the Islands of Panay and the Province of Guimaras, a small island lying opposite the southeastern portion of the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bogotá

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bogotá

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Colombia. It was founded as the Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada on 11 September 1562. The current Archbishop is Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dakar (Latin: Dakaren(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Dakar in Senegal. The seat of the archbishop is Cathédrale Notre Dame des Victoires in Dakar. There is a Minor Basilica at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Délivrance in Poponguine.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi (Latin: Dioecesis Corporis Christi) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on March 23, 1912. The past bishops of the diocese are: (Manucy and Verdaguer y Prat were the bishops of the Vicariate Apostolic of Brownsville, from which the Diocese of Corpus Christi was formed)
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northwestern United States, comprising several boroughs and census areas in the state of Alaska. It is led by a prelate archbishop which serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of the Holy Family in the Municipality of Anchorage. The archbishop is concurrently metropolitan bishop of the suffragan dioceses of the Province of Anchorage: Fairbanks and Juneau. The See of Anchorage was canonically erected on January 22, 1966. It took its territories from the Diocese of Juneau. Anchorage's large population and burgeoning community development rectified the creation of a new archdiocese in the city as opposed to elevating the already existing Diocese of Juneau to that rank. The Archdiocese played host to visits from Pope John Paul II multiple times, most notably in 1981 when he celebrated Mass on the Anchorage Park Strip before 50,000 people. The bishops who have led the diocese are:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi encompasses 17 counties in south Mississippi. It was erected on March 1, 1977, when it was split from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson. The diocese is part of the ecclesiastical province of Mobile. The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the diocese's cathedral. The bishops of the Diocese of Biloxi and dates of service: Closed schools:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States and comprises the entire state of South Carolina, with Charleston as its see city. Currently, the diocese consists of 92 parishes and 24 missions throughout the state. It is led by the Most Rev. Robert Guglielmone, the Thirteenth Bishop of Charleston, who serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in the City of Charleston. Its first bishop was John England. Charleston is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. The diocese was created from territories of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Diocese of Charleston was canonically erected on July 11, 1820 by Pope Pius VII making it the seventh oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the United States. At that time, the diocese comprised the states of Georgia, North Carolina, & South Carolina Consecrated on April 6, 1854 the Cathedral of Saint John and Saint Finbar was the original motherchurch of the diocese. On December 11, 1861, it was destroyed in a fire that consumed most of the city. The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist was built to replace the original
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas (Latin: Dioecesis Campenis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Nevada region of the United States. It comprises the Counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine and is governed from the City of Las Vegas. The Bishop of Las Vegas has his liturgical and canonical seat (cathedra) at the Guardian Angel Cathedral. Originally a part of the Dioceses of Sacramento and Salt Lake City and later the Diocese of Reno, Pope John Paul II established the diocese on March 21, 1995 and was canonically erected on June 28. The See of Las Vegas is a suffragan diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Other suffragan sees include the dioceses of Honolulu, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Stockton. The Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas is The Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe. On April 6, 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor Pepe as the second bishop of the diocese. The Episcopal Ordination and Installation of Bishop Pepe was celebrated on May 31, 2001.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise (Irish: Deoise Ardach agus Chluain Mhic Nóis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Ireland. The diocese is spread over parts of seven counties in the centre of Ireland. It includes all of County Longford, half of County Leitrim and parts of counties Westmeath, Offaly, and Sligo. It covers an area of 941 square miles (2,440 km). At the end of 1996, the population was 70,748, of which 69,612 were Catholic. It has 64 priests at present, and a total of 41 parishes. The diocese of Ardagh, as distinct from that of Clonmacnoise, with which it is now united, takes its name from the village of Ardagh, now a picturesque village in County Longford. It is known that Saint Patrick came to Ardagh and founded a church there from two of our earliest sources of information about his life, the Memoir of Tirechan in the Book of Armagh and the Tripartite Life. The Diocese of Ardagh has as its Patron and first Bishop one of St. Patrick's immediate entourage, his friend, and, according to some, his nephew, Saint Mel. Thus the history of Ardagh goes back to the dawn of Christianity in Ireland. The most celebrated monastery for many centuries in the Ardagh part of the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth in the United States was established on August 9, 1969, after being part of the Diocese of Dallas for 79 years. At present, the diocese has more than 560,000 Catholics in 89 parishes and missions, served by 123 priests, 110 deacons, 24 sisters, and 5 brothers. It is made up of 28 counties of North Central Texas: Archer, Baylor, Bosque, Clay, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Knox, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young with a total of 23,950 mi². In 1890 the Catholic population of the area of the Brazos and Trinity rivers had grown large enough that Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Dallas. As early as 1870 Claude Marie Dubuis, the second bishop of Galveston (which diocese encompassed all of Texas at that time), had begun sending Father Vincent Perrier twice a year to visit Fort Worth. At that time several Catholic families were meeting in the Carrico home. Fort Worth’s first parish church was a frame structure built at 1212 Throckmorton Street and called St. Stanislaus Church. It stood until 1907.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuam

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuam

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuam (Irish: Ard-Deoise Thuama) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in western Ireland. According to tradition, the "Diocese of Tuam" was established in the 6th century by St. Jarlath. It was promoted to the status of a Metropolitan Province in 1152 by the Synod of Kells. The Province of Tuam, is one of the four ecclesiastical provinces that together form the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland; the other provinces are Armagh, Dublin and Cashel. Its metropolitan bishop is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam. The geographical remit of the province is confined to the Republic of Ireland alone. The suffragan sees of the Province are: Stretching from Achill Island to Moore parish on the River Shannon, a distance of 193 km (120 mi), it is the largest in the country. Geographically split north/south by the two lakes, Loughs Mask and Corrib, Tuam has pastoral charge of the largest Gaeltacht area in the country and of six island parishes. It also contains the major pilgrimage centres of Knock Shrine and Croagh Patrick. The absence of continuity in territory makes Tuam's diocesan boundary unique. The Kilmeen portion of Leitrim parish is surrounded by the Clonfert
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly (Irish: Ard-Deoise Chaisil agus Imligh) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in mid-western Ireland. The archdiocese is in the secular province of Munster. The Diocese of Cashel was established in 1111 by the Synod of Rathbreasail and promoted to the status of a Metropolitan Province in 1152 by the Synod of Kells. The incumbent Ordinary is Dermot Clifford. The Province of Cashel, is one of the four ecclesiastical provinces that together form the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland; the other provinces are Dublin, Tuam and Armagh. Its metropolitan bishop is the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. The geographical remit of the province is confined to the Republic of Ireland. The suffragan dioceses of the province are: The Archdiocese consists of two older entities: The "Diocese of Cashel" and the "Diocese of Emly". Since the Papal Legate, Cardinal Paparo, awarded the pallium to Donat O'Lonergan of Cashel at the Synod of Kells, his successors have ruled the ecclesiastical Province of Cashel (or Munster as it is sometimes known). The diocese of Emly took its name from the village of Emly in South Tipperary, which was the location of the principal
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Denver is the Catholic Archdiocese of the Roman Rite for the city of Denver, Colorado, and the Colorado counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, and Weld. The Archdiocese's home is at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Logan Street. On May 29, 2012 the Pope announced that the Bishop of Fargo, Samuel Joseph Aquila, had been appointed to become fifth Archbishop of Denver. Aquila was installed in a ceremony on July 18, 2012. The Latin title of the Archdiocese is Archidioecesis Denveriensis, and the corporate title is Archdiocese of Denver. The Archdiocese covers an area of 40,154 square miles (104,000 km). The Archdiocese is part of the XIII Conference Region. There are 113 parishes, 307 priests, and an estimated 373,500 Catholics living in the Archdiocese. The area that now makes up the Denver Archdiocese was originally part of the Diocese of Santa Fe. In 1868, territory was taken from the dioceses of Santa Fe and Grass Valley to form the Vicariate Apostolic of Colorado and Utah. In 1870, the name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Colorado, and the territory of
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Buffalo is a Catholic diocese headquartered in Buffalo, New York, USA. The current Bishop is the Most Rev. Richard Joseph Malone. The Diocese of Buffalo was established 23 April 1847. It consists of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties. It was set apart from the great Diocese of New York and the See located at Buffalo on Lake Erie, the territory comprising nearly one-third of the State of New York. In 1868 the Diocese of Rochester was formed from the eastern counties of this territory; and in 1896, after Bishop Stephen Vincent Ryan's death, four more counties, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, and Tioga, were taken from the Diocese of Buffalo and added to the Rochester jurisdiction. The Diocese covers 6,455 square miles (16,720 km) and has a Catholic population of 656,760.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is a Roman Catholic diocese in north-central and northeastern Indiana. The Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades was appointed diocesan bishop by Pope Benedict XVI on November 14, 2009, and was installed on January 13, 2010. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend encompasses 14 Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley. The diocese has a co-cathedral setup with the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne as the primary cathedral and Saint Matthew's Cathedral in South Bend as the associate cathedral. The diocese was erected as the Diocese of Fort Wayne (Dioecesis Wayne Castrensis) suffragan to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati on January 8, 1857 from territory earlier belonging to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vincennes. In 1944 it became suffragan to the newly elevated Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In 1944 and 1956 it lost territory to the newly formed dioceses of Lafayette and Gary, respectively. In 1960 its name was changed to the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend. † = deceased † = deceased Note: Colleges and
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Greensburg is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania that has 85 parishes in Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties in Western Pennsylvania. The diocese was founded on March 10, 1951, and is currently in the process of reorganization. Several parishes were suppressed on October 30, 2008, which resulted in 14 churches closed and two parishes merged. Some 26 other parishes remained intact with shared clergy, which the diocese are calling "partner parish configurations." These "changes" followed six chapels of convenience that were closed on January 2, 2008, in addition to 13 other chapels closed between 1996 and 2008. The current bishop is Lawrence E. Brandt, since 2004. As of 2010, there are eighty-five operating parishes within the Diocese of Greensburg. There are 19 educational facilities spread throughout the geographical terrain of the diocesan limits. There are 2 high schools, 14 diocesan elementary schools and 3 non-diocean Catholic schools * - denotes school only operates up to Grade 6, Grades 7-8 attend Geibel Catholic High School, if they wish. All Saints Regional Catholic School is a regional catholic diocesan school in
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre (Latin: Dioecesis Petropolitana in Insula Longa) comprises the territory of Nassau and Suffolk counties (regionally known as Long Island) in New York state, USA. Founded in 1957, this diocese was created from territory that once belonged to the Diocese of Brooklyn. It is the sixth-largest Catholic diocese in the United States, currently serving approximately 1.5 million people in 134 parishes. The Most Reverend William Murphy has served as the diocese's fourth bishop since 2001. Murphy arrived on Long Island from his native Archdiocese of Boston, where he served under Cardinal Bernard Francis Law as the archdiocese's vicar general. The diocese is named for the village where its cathedral, St. Agnes Cathedral, is located, Rockville Centre in Nassau County. Most Reverend Walter P. Kellenberg served as first bishop of the diocese from 1957-1976. Kellenberg was followed by Bishop John McGann, who retired in 2000 and died in 2002. The diocese was led briefly by Bishop James T. McHugh, who died of cancer on December 10, 2000. The following is a list of the diocesan bishops of the Diocese of Rockville Centre (and their terms of service): † =
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Cloyne (Irish: Deoise Chluana) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster. Following the resignation of the incumbent bishop, John Magee, his Metropolitan, Dermot Clifford continues to administer the diocese as an Apostolic Administrator. It is located in the north eastern part of County Cork and its geographic remit covers most of the county of Cork, with the exception of the city and western Cork. Its 46 parishes extend from Mitchelstown in the north-east to Rockchapel in the north-west, from Macroom in the south-west to Youghal in the south-east. The population is over 120,000 people. The diocese has its beginnings in the monastic settlement of Saint Colman of Cloyne in east Cork. A round tower and pre-reformation cathedral still stand at this site. The bishopric was erected in A.D. 580. Colman, son of Lenin, lived from 522 to 604 A.D. He had been a poet and bard at the court of Caomh, King of Munster at Cashel. It was St. Brendan of
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    Anglican Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

    Anglican Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Church of Ireland
    The Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh is a diocese of the Church of Ireland located in central Ireland. It is in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh. It is one of twelve Anglican dioceses in the island of Ireland. The geographical remit covers all of County Leitrim, almost all of counties Cavan, Longford and Roscommon, plus smaller parts of counties Westmeath, Sligo, Donegal and Fermanagh. There had been two other cathedrals, but are now in ruins. The historic sees of Kilmore and Ardagh were intermittently united in the 17th and 18th centuries until they were finally united in 1839. They were further merged with the see of Elphin in 1841 to form the current Diocese of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh. It is for this reason that the united diocese has two cathedrals in current use as well as a number of deconsecrated cathedrals. Each of the dioceses is divided into a number parish groups. The current Ordinary is the Right Reverend Kenneth Herbert Clarke, who was elected Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh by the Electoral College on 13 November 2000 and consecrated at a service in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh on 25 January 2001. The three dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
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    Archdiocese of Ouagadougou

    Archdiocese of Ouagadougou

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Ouagadougou (Latin: Archidioecesis Uagaduguensis) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The seat of the archbishop is Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception in Ouagadougou.
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    Clifton Diocese

    Clifton Diocese

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton is a Latin Rite Roman Catholic diocese centred around the Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton. The diocese covers the City and County of Bristol and the ceremonial counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, an area of 4,215 square miles (10,920 km). Practically the Diocese stretches from Stow in the Wold in the north to Minehead & Watchet in the South. The most north-westerly parishes are in the Forest of Dean, while Marlborough near Swindon is one of the most easterly parishes. The City of Bristol, of which Clifton is a suburb, is the largest centre of population within the Diocese. Swindon is the next biggest population centre. Other well-known cities and towns in the diocese include Bath, Wells, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Salisbury, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare. The Clifton Diocese makes up part of the Catholic Association Pilgrimage. The Diocese has 107 Parishes, or the equivalent, in the Diocese. Many of the parishes have chapels-of-ease or other Mass centres attached adding a total of 99 chapels to the 107 parish churches. These parishes are run by a mixture of Diocesan priests and priests who belong to Religious
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, officially in Latin Archidioecesis Novae Aureliae, is an ecclesiastical division of the Roman Catholic Church administered from New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the second-oldest diocese in the present-day United States at the age of 218, having been elevated to the rank of diocese on 25 April 1793 by Pope Pius VI during Spanish colonial rule. Our Lady of Prompt Succor and St. Louis, King of France are the patron saints of the Archdiocese and Cathedral of Saint Louis is its mother church as St. Patrick's Church serves as the Pro-Cathedral of the Archdiocese. Led by an archbishop, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is the center of a larger ecclesiastical province. The Metropolitan Province of New Orleans include the suffragan Dioceses of Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma-Thibodaux, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Shreveport. Archbishop Gregory Michael Aymond is the current metropolitan archbishop of the New Orleans Archdiocese. On Friday, June 12, 2009, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Aymond, of the Diocese of Austin, to be the next Archbishop. Archbishop Aymond was installed on August 20, 2009 at Saint Louis Cathedral. The
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, based in Ballarat, Australia, is a diocese in the ecclesiastical province of Melbourne. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and was established in 1874. Its geography covers the west, Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria. The cathedra is in St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat. The Diocese of Ballarat was established on 30 March 1874, from the Diocese of Melbourne. At the same time, the Diocese of Melbourne was made an archdiocese while Ballarat became one of its suffragans. Bishop Peter Connors retired as Bishop of Ballarat on 1 August 2012. Father Paul Bird CSsR was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be the diocese's next bishop. His installation took place on 16 October 2012. The following individuals were elected as Roman Catholic Bishop of Ballarat: The diocese is bounded by the South Australian border (the Archdiocese of Adelaide and the Diocese of Port Pirie), the Murray River (the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes) and the Southern Ocean. To the east is the Diocese of Sandhurst and the Archdiocese of Melbourne. The diocese has 52 parishes, 39 clergy and four parish leaders. The seat of the diocese is St Patrick's
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland (Latin: Dioecesis Clevelandensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio. It was erected on April 23, 1847 by Pope Pius IX. The diocese lost territory in 1910 when the Diocese of Toledo was erected by Pope Pius X, and in 1943 when the Diocese of Youngstown was erected by Pope Pius XII. It is currently the seventeenth largest diocese in the United States, encompassing the counties of Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit, and Wayne. There are about 710,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Cleveland, which contains 172 parishes, 22 Catholic high schools, 3 Catholic hospitals, 3 universities, 2 shrines (St. Paul Shrine Church and St. Stanislaus Church), and 2 seminaries (Centers for Pastoral Leadership). The diocese's cathedral is the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, located in downtown Cleveland. As of January 2011, there were 257 priests and 500 nuns in the diocese. On Saturday, March 14, 2009, it was announced that 52 parishes in the diocese would be closed or merged (29 parishes closing, 42 parishes merging to form 18 new parishes) due to the shortage of priests, declining numbers of parishioners in some parishes, the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg covers 15 counties of South Central Pennsylvania: Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York. The seat of the bishop is in St. Patricks Cathedral (built 1907), which stands one block away from the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Pope Blessed Pius IX erected the diocese on March 3, 1868. † = deceased † = deceased The following men began their service as priests in Harrisburg before being appointed bishops in Harrisburg or elsewhere: Other notable members (and their terms of service): The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Conewago Township in under the circumscription of the diocese.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst is a suffragan Latin rite diocese of the Archdiocese of Melbourne, erected in 1874, covering the central and north-east regions of Victoria, Australia, including Bendigo. Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo is the seat of the Bishop of Sandhurst. On 3 February 2012, the Vatican announced the appointment of Les Tomlinson as the seventh Bishop of Sandhurst. He was installed in a liturgical ceremony on 1 March 2012. The Diocese of Sandhurst was established on 30 March 1874, from the Diocese of Melbourne. When the Diocese of Melbourne was made an archdiocese the Diocese of Sandhurst became one of its suffragans. Both dioceses are within the Ecclesiastical Province of Melbourne. By 1911, the diocese had Augustinian Fathers, Marist Brothers, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of St. Brigid, Sisters of St. Joseph, Presentation Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus and Good Shepherd Sisters. Construction of the Sacred Heart Cathedral began in 1885 under Bishop Crane. Its organ was installed in 1905, under Stephen Reville. The cathedral was completed in 1977 under Bernard Stewart. Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the largest Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival cathedrals
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Youngstown is a particular church or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, consisting of six counties in Northeast Ohio: Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark, Portage, and Ashtabula. As of 2003, the Diocese of Youngstown has 116 parishes, 158 Diocesan Priests, 22 Religious Priests, 68 Permanent Deacons, 45 Religious Men, 229 Religious Women. As of 2010, the diocese has 8 seminarians studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus and at Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West in Cincinnati. There are approximately 250,000 Catholics within the diocesan limits. On May 28, 2010, Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. announced the plan for the reconfiguration of parishes. The number of parishes will be reduced to 87 over the next two years. The Diocese of Youngstown was created from the Diocese of Cleveland in 1943 by Pope Pius XII. Bishop James A. McFadden (former auxiliary bishop of Cleveland) was named its first bishop and St. Columba Church on the North Side of Youngstown became the Cathedral. The new diocese comprised 3,404 square miles (8,820 km) and featured 110 churches, three hospitals run by religious institutes, 54 parochial elementary schools, one parochial
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    Archdiocese of Quito

    Archdiocese of Quito

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito is the Catholic archdiocese in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. It was established as the Diocese of Quito on January 8, 1545, before being elevated to archdiocese level in 1849 by Pope Pius IX. Bishops of Quito Archbishops of Quito
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    Archdiocese of Toledo

    Archdiocese of Toledo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    This is a list of Bishops and Archbishops of Toledo (Latin: Archidioecesis Toletana). They are also the Primates of Spain. It was, according to tradition established in the 1st century by St. James the Great and was elevated to an archdiocese in 313 after the Edict of Milan. The incumbent Archbishop also bears the title Primate of Spain. See vacant due to Muslim rule (Ummayad Caliphate of Cordoba)
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Managua

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Managua

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Managua (erected 2 December 1913) is a metropolitan diocese, responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Esteli, Granada, Jinotega, Juigalpa, León en Nicaragua and Matagalpa.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York covers New York, Bronx, and Richmond counties in New York City (coterminous with the boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, respectively), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties in New York state. There are 405 parishes. The Archdiocese of New York is the metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province of New York which includes the suffragan dioceses of Brooklyn, Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Ogdensburg, and Rockville Centre. The Latin title of the archdiocese is Archidioecesis Neo-Eboracensis, and the corporate title is Archdiocese of New York. It publishes a bi-weekly newspaper, Catholic New York. Initially, the territory that now makes up the Archdiocese of New York was part of the Prefecture Apostolic of United States of America which was established on November 26, 1784. On November 6, 1789, the Prefecture was elevated to a diocese and the present territory of the Archdiocese of New York fell under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Baltimore, headed by Bishop John Carroll. At the time, there was a dearth of priests to minister to the large territory. The first
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It covers the province of Ilocos Sur, on the island of Luzon. The see of the archdiocese is the city of Vigan. The archdiocese was erected in 1595 in the city of Nueva Segovia, now the town of Lal-lo in the province of Cagayan. The see was moved in 1758 to Vigan because of its relative distance, at the request of Bishop Juan de la Fuente Yepes, during the pontificate of Benedict XIV. It became an archdiocese in 1951. The Archdiocese is known for its pastoral thrusts of the evangelization work, namely the formation of SISA's (an acronym for "Simbaan Sangkakarrubaan," which is an Ilocano term for "Church in the Neighborhood."), and establishing barangay-based catechisms for children, youth, adults and families. Fr. Albert Rabe has also his own program of BEC called "Gimong." The Archdiocese features the only Archbishop's Residence in the Philippines built during the Spanish Era. It is located just beside the Vigan Cathedral. The rear of the convent also had an access to nearby Govantes Dike, apparently a convenient exit point by sea, but it is no longer in use as the dike is no longer
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kerry

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Kerry (Irish: Deoise Chiarraí) is a Roman Catholic diocese in south-western Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster.The incumbent Ordinary is William Murphy. The diocese was established in the early 12th century as the "Diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe". It changed its name to the "Diocese of Kerry" on 20 December 1952. The Diocese is divided into twelve deaneries, each divided into a number of parishes or group parishes: The following is a basic list of the bishops of Kerry:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City is the Roman Catholic diocese for the northwestern quarter of the state of Iowa, US The diocese comprises 24 counties in northwestern Iowa, and it covers an area of 14,518 square miles (37,600 km). The See city for the diocese is Sioux City, Iowa. The Latin title is Dioecesis Siopolitanensis, and the corporate title is the Diocese of Sioux City. The cathedral parish for this diocese is the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. Currently, R. Walker Nickless is bishop of Sioux City. He succeeded Daniel N. DiNardo, who served from 1998 to 2004. In January 2004 Bishop DiNardo was named the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, and he became the coadjutor archbishop with that diocese's elevation to archdiocese in December 2004. The office of bishop was sede vacante until November 2005 when Pope Benedict XVI named R. Walker Nickless as the new bishop of the diocese. Nickless was ordained as bishop of Sioux City on January 20, 2006. While the bishop's office was vacant, the diocese was led by Monsinor Roger J. Augustine, who served as diocesan administrator. Bishop Lawrence D. Soens is the bishop emeritus, or retired bishop, for
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    Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

    Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia is the Catholic archeparchy governing all Ukrainian Greek Catholic eparchies and Ukrainian Greek Catholics in the United States. Its headquarters are at 827 North Franklin Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The current metropolitan is the Most Reverend Stefan Soroka. The Archeparchy's territorial jurisdiction includes the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and the eastern and central portions of Pennsylvania. Ukrainian Catholics in the United States were given sui iuris status as an ordinariate for the faithful of eastern rite by Pope St. Pius X in 1914. Prior to that, all Ukrainian Catholics had been under the jurisdiction of the local Roman ordinary. In 1924, the status of the ordinariate was elevated to that of exarchate, known as the Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America, Faithful of the Oriental Rite (Ukrainian). The Exarchate was then elevated to the status of Archeparchy by Pope Pius XII in 1950. In 1983, the Archeparchy lost part of its territory to the new Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, erected by Pope John Paul II. Currently, the Archeparchy has approximately 67,250 Catholics
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    Anglican Diocese of Connor

    Anglican Diocese of Connor

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Church of Ireland
    The Diocese of Connor is in the Province of Armagh of the Church of Ireland. Christianity has been present in Connor Diocese for over 1500 years. Tradition holds that St. Patrick herded sheep on Slemish, in the heart of the Diocese, when first brought to Ireland as a slave. Saint Malachy, the great reformer of the Irish church, was consecrated Bishop of Connor in 1124 and remained until his translation to the Archbishopric of Armagh in 1132. The see was originally at Connor. There is much evidence, from written sources and archaeological material, that Connor was a sizeable, complex settlement in the Early Christian period, probably with monastic and secular elements coexisting. There was no monastic establishment at Connor in the Middle Ages, though there was an Augustinian community at Kells nearby. When the Church in England broke communion with the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of England was established by the state as the established church. Later, by decree of the Irish Parliament, a similar new body became the State Church in the Kingdom of Ireland. It assumed possession of most Church property (and so retained a great repository of religious architecture and other
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    Northampton Diocese

    Northampton Diocese

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    The Diocese of Northampton is one of the 22 Roman Catholic dioceses in England and Wales and a Latin Rite suffragan diocese of Westminster. Its see is in Northampton. The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate & St Thomas of Canterbury is the mother church of the Diocese. The diocese covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire under its pre-1974 historic boundaries. When St Augustine came from Rome in 597 he concentrated on the areas of Kent and Essex, but thirty years later the area that the Northampton Diocese covers finally received the Christian message, with the arrival of the missionary St Birinius and the foundation of his see at Dorchester-on-Thames in 636. Nevertheless the real evangelisation of the people who dwelt in the diocese was achieved through the labours and missionaries of the isle of Lindisfarne, off the Northumbrian coast. Notable amongst them was St Chad, whose see, established at Lichfield in 669, included the present diocese of Northampton. From the time of the Reformation until 1850, Catholic dioceses ceased to exist in Britain. However, in 1688 England was divided into four Apostolic vicariates, with Northampton under the authority
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Los Angeles (Latin: Archidioecesis Angelorum in California, Spanish: Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of California. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the archdiocese comprises the California counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura. The diocesan cathedral is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, and its present archbishop is José Horacio Gómez. With approximately five million professing members, the archdiocese considers itself the largest diocese in the United States in terms of congregant population. The Archbishop of Los Angeles also serves as metropolitan bishop of the suffragan dioceses within the Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles, which includes the Dioceses of Fresno, Monterey, Orange, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Following the establishment of the Spanish missions in California, the Holy See established the Diocese of the Two Californias in 1840, when the Los Angeles region was still part of Mexico. In 1848, present-day California was ceded to the United States, and the U.S. portion of the diocese was renamed the Diocese of Monterey. The diocese was renamed the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Newark is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in northern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of the Catholic parishes and schools in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Union, Hudson and Essex (where the city of Newark is located). Originally established as the Diocese of Newark in 1853 by Pope Pius IX, it was elevated to Archdiocese in 1937 by Pope Pius XI. Newark's Saint Mary's Abbey was instrumental in the 1889 founding of Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, Benedictine college in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Archbishop of Newark presides from the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. The Archdiocese is currently led by Archbishop John J. Myers. Myers is metropolitan for all of the New Jersey dioceses, the others of which are the Diocese of Camden, the Diocese of Metuchen, the Diocese of Paterson and the Diocese of Trenton. † = deceased As of January 1, 2010, there are four auxiliary bishops: † = deceased
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the midwestern region of the United States. Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss served as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until Archbishop George Joseph Lucas, formerly the head of the Springfield, Illinois diocese, was installed on July 22, 2009. The Archdiocese serves more than 230,010 Catholics in 152 parishes and missions. The Diocese of Omaha was created on October 2, 1885 with the Reverend James O'Connor appointed as its first bishop. At the time, the diocese included all of Nebraska and Wyoming. The diocese became an archdiocese on August 10, 1945. The Omaha Catholic Schools is a school district in and around Omaha which is part of the Archdioses of Omaha. All schools are accredited or approved by the state of Nebraska. The school district is composed of 54 elementary schools, 1 private 4th-8th grade school, 4 corporation high schools, 3 K-12th grade schools, 1 special needs K-12th grade school, and 10 private high schools. Over 20,000 students attand Omaha Catholic Schools each year.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The (Roman Catholic) Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng (Archidioecesis Tharensis et Nonsengensis, Thai: อัครสังฆมณฑลท่าแร่-หนองแสง) is located in the north-east of Thailand. It is based in Tha Rae, a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) in the Mueang Sakon Nakhon district. The diocese covers an area of 25,477 km², covering four provinces of Thailand - Kalasin, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom and Sakon Nakhon. As of 2001, of the 3.1 million citizen 49,489 are member of the Catholic Church. It is divided into 30 parishes, having 51 priests altogether. By December 31, 2006, the archdiocese had 51,275 Catholics, 1.61 percent of the territory's population. 3 dioceses are suffragans of the archdiosese: The archdiocese dates back to the Vicariate Apostolic of Laos, which was established on May 4, 1899, responsible for all of northeast Thailand and the modern-day Laos. The seat of the vicariate was at Ban Nonseng, Nakhon Phanom Province. In 1938 the northern part was split off and formed the Prefecture Apostolic of Vientiane and Luang-Prabang. After the independence of Laos in 1949 the vicariate was split - on December 21 1950 the Laotian part became the Prefecture Apostolic of Thakhek, while
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Illinois region of the United States. It comprises the southern counties of the state of Illinois and is administered from the City of Belleville. The prelate is a bishop serving as pastor of the mother church, the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Its current bishop is Bishop Edward Braxton. The Diocese of Belleville was created on January 7, 1887. There are 111,000 Catholics in the Diocese today. In October 2009, the diocese agreed to settle a lawsuit from a former altar boy over allegations that he had been sexually abused by priest Raymond Kownacki of Dupo, Illinois.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the south central Illinois region of the United States. The prelate is a bishop serving as pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A diocese of the Metropolitan Province of Chicago, the metropolitan bishop of Springfield in Illinois is the Archbishop of Chicago. The see, until recently, had been vacant; on July 24, 2009, the Reverend Monsignor Carl A. Kemme was elected Diocesan Administrator. The Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield was formerly Bishop George Lucas; he was named Archbishop-elect of Omaha, Nebraska by Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The Bishop Emeritus is Daniel L. Ryan. On 20 April 2010, Pope Benedict named Thomas J. Paprocki as the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, replacing Archbishop Lucas. Bishop Paprocki had previously been an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago under Cardinal George since 2003. The Diocese of Springfield in Illinois comprises the Counties of Adams, Bond, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas (Latin: Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Victoria, Texas. It was founded on April 13, 1982. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory serves as the cathedral church. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The diocese covers Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, Matagorda, Lavaca, Jackson, Dewitt, Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad counties. The past bishops of the diocese are:
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    Archbishop of Vienna

    Archbishop of Vienna

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archbishop of Vienna is the prelate of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna who is concurrently the metropolitan bishop of its ecclesiastical province which includes the dioceses of Eisenstadt, Linz and St. Pölten. From 1469 to 1513, bishops from elsewhere were appointed as administrators. The first bishop residing in Vienna was Georg von Slatkonia. From 1861 to 1918, the archbishops, as members of the Herrenhaus, were represented in the Reichsrat of Cisleithania and bore the title of a Prince-Archbishop.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Chicago was established as a diocese in 1843 and as an Archdiocese in 1880. It serves more than 2.3 million Catholics in Cook and Lake counties in Northeastern Illinois, a geographic area of 1,411 square miles. The Archdiocese is divided into six vicariates and 31 deaneries. This local church is shepherded by Francis Cardinal George, OMI, assisted by six Episcopal Vicars, each responsible for a vicariate (region). Cardinal George is the first Chicago native to become Archbishop of Chicago. Installed in May 1997, he became the thirteenth Ordinary for Chicago since its establishment as a diocese. Cardinal George is a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and is the sixth Cardinal to lead the Archdiocese of Chicago. French Jesuit missionary Rev. Jacques Marquette, SJ first explored the area that is now Chicago in the mid-17th century. On December 4, 1674, Father Marquette arrived at the mouth of the Chicago River where he built a cabin to recuperate from his travels. His cabin became the first European settlement in the area now known as Chicago. Marquette published his survey of the new territories, and soon, more French missionaries and settlers
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    Archdiocese of Karachi

    Archdiocese of Karachi

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Karachi, originally known as the Diocese of Karachi, was erected on 20 May 1948 under the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bombay, India. It was elevated as the Archdiocese of Karachi on 15 July 1950. The seat of the Archdiocese is St. Patrick's Cathedral. The Christ the King Seminary, the major seminary of the country, is located in the Archdiocese. The Archdiocese has contributed to the welfare of the country through its schools, hospitals, orphanages and other institutions. In 1998, the Archdiocese of Karachi owned 17 English- and 46 Urdu-medium schools for some 40,000 students with about 1,700 teachers. The Archdiocese has also produced a religious order for women known as the Franciscan Missionaries of Christ the King (FMCK) that founded schools, orphanages, homes for the aged and disabled and hospitals throughout the country and in India and Sri Lanka. The Archdiocese publishes an Urdu-language weekly newspaper Agahi (knowledge) and an English-language weekly newspaper The Christian Voice, Karachi. The Archdiocese celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 20 May 1998. In 2000, the archdiocese had 18 parishes, 15 in the city of Karachi and one each in mission stations at
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, provides the Roman Catholic Church's pastoral and spiritual services to those serving in the United States armed forces or other federal services overseas. This military ordinariate is a special diocese that dates back to 1917 and was canonically erected in 1939 by Pope Pius XII for the members and others employed by the five branches of the United States military (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy), for the employees of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration and its patients, and for Americans in government service overseas. The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, was created by Pope John Paul II in 1985 and incorporated under the laws of the State of Maryland that same year. The diocesan bishop of the archdiocese is the Archbishop for the Military Services. The current archbishop is Timothy P. Broglio. He is assisted by several auxiliary bishops. Together they oversee Catholic priests serving as military chaplains throughout the world. None of the priests of the Archdiocese are incardinated in the Archdiocese. Each of its priests remains incardinated in his diocese or religious institute.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dublin, (Irish: Ard-Deoise Bhaile Átha Cliath), is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in eastern Ireland centred around the republic's capital city – Dublin. The see of Dublin was raised to the status of a Metropolitan Province by the Synod of Kells in 1152. Its jurisdiction includes much of the secular Province of Leinster. The patron saint is its second archbishop, Saint Lorcán Ua Tuathail (Anglicised as St Laurence O'Toole). Its suffragan dioceses are Kildare and Leighlin, Ferns and Ossory. Altogether it covers an area of 698,277 statute acres. The Province of Dublin, is one of the four ecclesiastical provinces that together form the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Its metropolitan bishop is the Archbishop of Dublin. The geographical remit of the province includes all of counties Fingal, South Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, most of County Wicklow, much of County Kildare and fragments of counties Carlow, Wexford and Laois. The suffragan dioceses of the province are: The Dublin area was Christian long before the formal establishment of the diocese. There are vestigial remains and memory of monasteries that were famous before that time at Finglas,
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo is a large administrative diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the town of Palo in Leyte province, Philippines. It was formed as a diocese on the 28th of November, 1937, and became an archdiocese in 1982, with Calbayog, Borongan, Catarman and Naval Diocese serving as suffragan to it. The archdiocese encompasses 4,620 km (1,780 sq mi) and an overwhelmingly Catholic population of 1,165,565. The archdiocese has two districts, Eastern and Western, which are divided among the languages Waray and Cebuano. The Eastern District has seven vicariates of 34 parishes. 13 parishes are in the Western District, with one chaplaincy. The archdiocese contains two seminaries. The elder of these is the Sacred Heart Seminary, which was founded in 1944. Founded in 1988, the St. John Evangelist School of Theology serves additional dioceses. Jose S. Palma, a priest from the Archdiocese of Jaro was the Archbishop of Palo until he was appointed as Archbishop of Cebu The Archdiocese of Palo will be celebrating its Diamond Jubilee this year, since it was created as a Diocese on November 28, 1937 and elevated to as Archdiocese November 15, 1982 with four neighboring
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington (Latin: Dioecesis Covingtonensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Northern Kentucky, covering 3,359 square miles (8,700 km) that includes the city of Covington and the following Kentucky counties: Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Carroll, Grant, Owen, Pendleton, Harrison, Bracken, Robertson, Mason, Fleming, and Lewis. The current bishop is the Most Reverend Roger Joseph Foys, D.D. The cathedral church of the diocese is the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. The diocese was founded on July 29, 1853 by Pope Pius IX. Installed as the first bishop of Covington was the sitting president of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Father George Aloysius Carrell, S.J. The diocese originally consisted of the eastern half of Kentucky, with the then Diocese of Louisville containing the western half. Historically, the diocese was composed primarily of descendants of German immigrants to the towns of Covington and Newport in the mid-19th century; Catholicism in both Cincinnati and Louisville also had a similar demographic. Much of the parish architecture in the diocese reflects the German cultural heritage. In 1988, the southern portion of the diocese was
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Scranton, of which St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is the mother church, consists of 11 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, United States. On February 23, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Monsignor Joseph C. Bambera the tenth Bishop of Scranton. Bishop Bambera was ordained and installed as bishop on April 26, 2010, at St. Peter’s Cathedral. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, served as principal consecrator and James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton, and John M. Dougherty, Former Auxiliary Bishop of Scranton, served as co-consecrators. Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio (papal ambassador) to the United States, read the papal appointment letter. A suffragan see of Philadelphia, established on March 3, 1868, the diocese comprises Lackawanna, Luzerne, Bradford, Susquehanna, Wayne, Tioga, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lycoming, Pike, and Monroe counties, all in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania. The area of the diocese is 8,487 square miles (21,980 km). Scranton, the episcopal see, is in the heart of the Lackawanna River valley and is a city of 72,485 inhabitants (2007 estimate). Other large cities in the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville (Latin: Dioecesis Steubenvicensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering thirteen counties in Ohio. The diocese was erected by Pope Pius XII on October 21, 1944 out of territory from the Diocese of Columbus. As of 2012 the Diocese was raising funds to build a new cathedral, Triumph of the Cross, in the West End of Steubenville, near Steubenville Catholic Central High School. The plans entail combining six parishes in the city of Steubenville (Holy Name Cathedral, Holy Rosary, St. Pius X, St. Anthony's, St. Stanislaus, and Servants of Christ the King) and building a centrally located Cathedral in order to better accommodate the decline in the area's population and in the number of ordained priests in the Diocese. The six individual parishes forming Triumph of the Cross parish were closed June 8, 2008. Triumph of the Cross parish meets in two locations as fund-raising continues for construction of the new cathedral. The Diocese of Steubenville became a sede vacante (vacant see); on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, announced that Bishop Conlon was to be named Bishop of the Roman
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southwestern region of the United States, encompassing counties in the states of Arizona (Navajo and Apache) and New Mexico (San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, Catron) and parts of Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia Counties west of 106,52',41" meridian in New Mexico . The mother church is the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Gallup, New Mexico. The diocese was canonically erected on December 16, 1939, taking its territory from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, of which Gallup is a suffragan. The diocese was sede vacante between 2008-2009. Its former bishop, Donald Edmond Pelotte, was granted a one year leave of absence on January 3, 2008, to recover from a fall he suffered on July 23, 2007. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, was appointed apostolic administrator sede plena by Pope Benedict XVI for the duration of Bishop Pelotte's absence. On April 30, 2008 the Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Gallup, presented by Bishop Pelotte, in accordance with canon 401 § 2 of the Code of Canon Law.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the eastern United States and comprises the entire state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is led by Bishop William Francis Malooly, whose seat is the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the City of Wilmington. The Diocese publishes a newspaper, The Dialog, which underwent a circulation and format transformation in 2011 as a result of financial pressures. The first Roman Catholic mission in Delaware was established in 1804 by Rev. Patrick Kenney on the site of the Coffee Run Cemetery in Mill Creek, Delaware. The mission appears on the National Register of Historic Places. The diocese was canonically erected on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX. It took its territories from the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the then Diocese of Philadelphia, and also received the 2 eastern-shore counties of Virginia, thus extending all the way down the Delmarva Peninsula. The Virginia part was returned to the Diocese of Richmond in 1974, leaving the Diocese of Wilmington with all of Delaware and the 9 eastern-shore counties of Maryland. In 2009, the diocese filed for Chapter 11
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile) is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile. The current Archbishop is Ricardo Ezzati Andrello. Its seat is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Seattle is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of Washington. Headquartered in Seattle, the archdiocese encompasses all counties in the state west of the Cascade Range. Its cathedral is St. James Cathedral, and its present archbishop is J. Peter Sartain. The archdiocese was established in 1850 as the Diocese of Nesqually, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, as a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Oregon City. In 1903, the episcopal see was moved to Seattle, and the diocese's name was changed to Diocese of Seattle in 1907. The diocese was elevated to archdiocese status in 1951. The Archbishop of Seattle concurrently serves as metropolitan bishop of the suffragan dioceses within the Ecclesiastical Province of Seattle, which includes the Dioceses of Spokane and Yakima, both of which were carved out of the Archdiocese of Seattle territory in 1913 and 1951, respectively. Together the three dioceses cover the entire state of Washington. Today the archdiocese has 144 parishes, 11 high schools, and 2 colleges, and claims a Catholic population of 972,000. The Catholic Church presence in the present-day state of Washington dates to the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (Latin: Archidioecesis Vancuveriensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of British Columbia. It is the metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province which includes the suffragan dioceses of Kamloops, Nelson, Prince George, and Victoria. The Archdiocese is led by Archbishop John Michael Miller, CSB. As of 2006, the archdiocese contains 74 parishes, 15 missions, 96 diocesan priests, 93 religious priests, and 477,792 Catholics. It also has 126 religious sisters, 22 religious brothers, and 1 permanent deacon. There are 49 Catholic schools. On 24 July 1846, the Diocese of Vancouver Island was erected from the Vicariate Apostolic of the Oregon Territory. On 14 December 1863, the Vicariate Apostolic of British Columbia was erected. A French priest, by the name Louis-Joseph D'Herbomez, from the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, became the first Vicar Apostolic of the newly formed territory. He was later ordained Bishop in 1864 and served the Catholic community until his death in 1890. In 1890, the Vicariate of British Columbia becomes the Diocese of New Westminster. Another Oblates of Mary Immaculate French Bishop,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California (Latin: Dioecesis Sanctae Rosae in California) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States, named in honor of St. Rose of Lima. It comprises the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma. Also known as the See of Santa Rosa in California, it is led by a bishop, currently Bishop Robert Francis Vasa, who pastors the motherchurch in the City of Santa Rosa, the Cathedral of Saint Eugene. (Bishop Walsh retired on June 30, 2011, and was succeeded by his coadjutor.) The diocese was established on February 21, 1962 from portions of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Sacramento. Today, the See of Santa Rosa in California remains a suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragan dioceses include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; Oakland, California; Reno, Nevada; Sacramento, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Jose, California and Stockton, California. Catholic Hierarchy Data Parishes Directory Parishes and Schools Map in Google created by the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Atlanta is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its ecclesiastical territory comprises Georgia's northern counties, including the capital of Atlanta. It is led by a prelate archbishop, currently Wilton D. Gregory, who is also pastor of the mother church, the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta. The Cathedral is the metropolitan see of the Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Atlanta, which covers Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. There are 900,000 registered Catholics in the archdiocese as of 2010. The former Diocese of Atlanta was established by a division of the Diocese of Savannah-Atlanta on July 2, 1956. It was elevated to the rank of archdiocese on February 10, 1962. In 1966 it was home to the youngest bishop in the nation, Joseph Bernardin. Ordained an auxiliary bishop at the age of 38, Bernardin later became Archbishop of Cincinnati and ultimately the Archbishop of Chicago and cardinal. In 1988, Eugene Antonio Marino was named Archbishop of Atlanta, becoming the first African American archbishop in the United States. He resigned two years later after his affair with a lay minister became public knowledge. In
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockford is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern Illinois region of the United States. The prelate is a Bishop serving as the Pastor of the Mother Church, the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the City of Rockford. The current bishop is David John Malloy, who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on March 20, 2012, and installed as the ninth Bishop of Rockford on May 14, 2012. A diocese of the Metropolitan Province of Chicago, the metropolitan bishop of Rockford is the Archbishop of Chicago. The Diocese of Rockford comprises the Counties of Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago. The Diocese of Rockford was erected on September 27, 1907 and established on September 23, 1908. Its territory of 12 counties was taken from the Archdiocese of Chicago. In 1948, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Joliet and transferred Kendall County from Rockford to Joliet.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego

    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region of the United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes all of San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California, with a Catholic population of 1,981,057. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The diocese is headed by Bishop Robert Henry Brom, who was installed July 10, 1990. On January 4, 2012, Bishop Cirilo Flores was appointed as coadjutor bishop with immediate right of succession to Brom upon his mandatory retirement. There are 233 priests, 118 deacons, 290 religious sisters and 22 religious brothers. The diocese was established on July 11, 1936 at which time it also included Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. In 1978 these two counties were separated to form the Diocese of San Bernardino. Currently the Diocese of San Diego includes 99 parishes and 16 missions. In addition, the diocese includes 45 elementary schools, 5 high schools and 2 universities (University of San Diego and John Paul the Great Catholic University). On February 28, 2007, the diocese filed for bankruptcy protection after the diocese was unable
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City, officially in Latin Dioecesis Civitatis Lacus Salsi, is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the entire state of Utah. Also known as the Utah Catholic Church or the See of Salt Lake City, its mother church is the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City. John Charles Wester is the current and ninth bishop. Salt Lake City is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, along with the dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton. The Metropolitan is the former Salt Lake City ordinary, Archbishop George Hugh Niederauer. In 1871 Fr. Patrick Walsh built the first Catholic Church in Utah, dedicating it to St. Mary Magdalene. Father (later Bishop) Lawrence Scanlan arrived in 1873 to become pastor. He took care of the Catholic military men, immigrant miners and railroad workers who numbered in the hundreds. Small churches, schools, an orphanage and a hospital were built, staffed by clergy and by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, to serve the growing Catholic population. As the nineteenth century came to a close, the Catholic community in Salt Lake City
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    Archdiocese of Bangkok

    Archdiocese of Bangkok

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangkok, Thailand (Archidioecesis Bangkokensis, อัครสังฆมณฑลกรุงเทพฯ) dates back to 1662, when the Vicariate Apostolic of Siam of created. It was renamed Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Siam (Siam Orientale) in 1841 and Vicariate Apostolic of Bangkok in 1924. On December 18, 1965, it is was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese. The archdiocese covers an area of 18,831 km², and as of 2002 it is responsible for 81,646 Catholic Christians, 0.7% of the about 12 million living in the area. It covers the provinces Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Suphanburi. Also the part west of the Bang Pa Kong River of Chachoengsao and Amphoe Ban Na of Nakhon Nayok belong to the diocese. 5 dioceses are suffragans of the archdiosese: The administrators of the vicariate were vicars, but were bishop of a titular see.
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    Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam

    Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dar-es-Salaam (Latin: Archidioecesis Daressalaamensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Tanzania. It was erected as the Apostolic Prefecture of Southern Zanguebar by Pope Leo XIII on November 16, 1887, and promoted to the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Zanguebar on September 15, 1902. It was renamed by Pope Pius X as the Apostolic Vicariate of Dar-es-Salaam on August 10, 1906, and elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Pius XII on March 25, 1953, with the suffragan sees of Dodoma, Kondoa, Mahenge, Ifakara, Morogoro, Tanga, and Zanzibar. The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is St. Joseph's Cathedral. The current Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam is Cardinal Polycarp Pengo, having been appointed by Pope John Paul II on July 22, 1992.
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    Archdiocese of Nanking

    Archdiocese of Nanking

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nanking (Latin: Archidioecesis Nanchinensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in China. It was erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Nanking in 1659 by Pope Alexander VII, and promoted to a diocese by Pope Alexander VIII on April 10, 1690. However, the diocese was demoted to the Apostolic Vicariate of Kiangnan on January 21, 1856 by Pope Pius IX, and its name was later changed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Kiangsu on August 8, 1921 and to the Vicariate Apostolic of Nanking on May 1, 1922. Pope Pius XII elevated it on April 11, 1946 to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese, with the suffragan sees of Haimen, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Xuzhou. The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception also known as the Shigu Road church. There were a number of years without a bishop after the death of Paul Cardinal Yü Pin on August 16, 1978, because of the irregular relations between the Communist government and the Holy See. On January 6, 2000, Francis Xavier Lu Xinping was ordained the new bishop of Nanjing along with four others in an illicit ceremony
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caceres

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Cáceres is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is a Metropolitan See that comprises the Bicol region, while directly overseeing the third, fourth, and fifth congressional districts of Camarines Sur. The Diocese of Cáceres was established as the suffragan of Manila on August 14, 1595. This was by virtue of the Papal Bull “Super specula militantis ecclesiae” issued by Clement VIII. The diocese extended over the provinces of Camarines and Albay as far as and including the islands of Ticao, Masbate, Burias and Catanduanes; the province of Tayabas as far as and including Lucban; and, in the contracosta of Mauban to Binangonan, Polo, Baler and Casiguran. The official name given to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction is “Ecclesia Cacerensis in Indiis Orientalius.” The name was taken from “Ciudad de Cáceres,” also indicated as the seat of the diocese. Friar Luis de Maldonado, OFM was appointed the first bishop of the Diocese of Cáceres. It was elevated to archdiocese status on June 29, 1951 through the virtue of the Papal Bull “Quo in Philippine Republica” by Pope Pius XII. The Papal Bull also created its two Suffragan Sees: The Diocese of
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton (Latin: Archidioecesis Edmontonensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in the Province of Alberta. Its suffragan dioceses are Calgary and Saint Paul. Historically, the archdiocese was preceded by the Diocese of St Albert which was erected in 1871. In 1912 the present archdiocese was erected. The Archdiocese covers Central Alberta, Edmonton Capital Region and the middle and upper half of the Alberta's Rockies region. As of 2010, the archdiocese (not including its 2 suffragan dioceses) contains 129 parishes and missions, 96 diocesan priests, 85 religious priests, and 368,545 Catholics. It also has 278 women religious, 18 religious brothers, and 14 permanent deacon. The archbishop's cathedra is located in St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica in Edmonton, Alberta. On March 22, 2007, Vatican Information Services announced that a Halifax native, Bishop Richard William Smith of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke, Canada, had been appointed as Archbishop-elect of Edmonton by Pope Benedict XVI. On Saturday, July 14, 2012, an official news release from Vatican Information Service (VIS), an arm of the Holy See Press Office, stated that Pope Benedict XVI
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa e Damão

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa e Damão

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman (Latin: Archidioecesis Goanae et Damanensis, Português: Arquidiocese de Goa e Damão) is an archdiocese encompassing the state of Goa and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, as well as of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in India. The archdiocese is the Primatial See of the East, and the archbishop carries the title of the Patriarch of the East Indies.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's and Saint Mary's counties in the state of Maryland. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to The Catholic University of America, the national Catholic university operated by the United States bishops. It is also home to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a minor basilica dedicated to the nation's patron saint, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. The Basilica, though not a parish of the Archdiocese of Washington, is the site of Easter and Christmas Masses, which are normally televised nationally on EWTN. The ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington is an archbishop whose cathedra is Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in the City of Washington and who is metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Washington. Its sole suffragan see is the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The first Archbishop of Washington was Michael Joseph Curley in 1939. The current Archbishop is Donald Wuerl. The Archdiocese of Washington often
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States. The Diocese of Arlington comprises 68 parishes located in the 21 northern-most counties within the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland, and Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester. The Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, a bishop, currently leads the Diocese of Arlington. The bishop resides at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington County, Virginia. In 2007, there were 258 priests who ministered to 402,541 registered Catholics in the Diocese of Arlington. The total population within the Diocese of Arlington, both Catholics and non-Catholics, was 2,715,932. The Diocese of Arlington also has two missions in the Dominican Republic-- Banica Mission Parish and Pedro Santana Mission Parish, which are overseen by the diocesan Office of the Propagation of the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Caroline Islands

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Caroline Islands

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Caroline Islands is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Federated States of Micronesia and in the Republic of Palau. It is a suffragan diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Agaña. The Diocese of Caroline Islands is led by a bishop who pastors the mother church, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Established on December 19, 1905, as the Prefecture Apostolic of Caroline Islands, it became the Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne and Caroline Islands on March 1, 1911. It grew to become the Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne, Caroline, and Marshall Islands on May 4, 1923. It changed its name to become the Vicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands on July 4, 1946 before being elevated to become the Diocese Carolines-Marshalls on May 3, 1979. The diocese was split on April 23, 1993 by Pope John Paul II, resulting in the creation of the present-day Diocese of Caroline Islands and the Apostolic Prefecture of the Marshall Islands.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana is an ecclesiastical division of the Catholic Church in the United States. The oldest church in the diocese is the parish church of St. Martinville, dating back to 1756. The diocese was created on January 11, 1918 from the western part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The size of the diocese was nearly halved by the creation of the Diocese of Lake Charles on January 29, 1980. The diocese consists of four regions containing eight civil parishes: † = deceased The following men began their service as priests in Lafayette before being appointed bishops elsewhere:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southwestern region of the United States, comprising the 10 southern counties in the state of New Mexico: Hidalgo, Grant, Luna, Sierra, Doña Ana, Otero, Lincoln, Chaves, Eddy, and Lea. It is led by a prelate bishop which serves as pastor of the motherchurch, Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral, in the City of Las Cruces. Its congregants are overwhelmingly Hispanic, mostly Mexican in descent. The See of Las Cruces was canonically erected on August 17, 1982. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Diocese of El Paso.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix in Arizona is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It was established on December 2, 1969 when it was split off from the Diocese of Tucson. Its ecclesiastic territory includes Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, and Coconino counties (excluding the territorial boundaries of the Navajo Indian Reservation), and also includes the Gila River Indian Reservation in Pinal County. The bishop is Thomas J. Olmsted. As bishop, Olmsted resides at the Cathedral of Saints Simon and Jude, the mother church of the diocese. The official description found in an earlier version of the website of the diocese read as follows: "These arms are composed of a blue field on which is placed a silver (white) mountain to represent Camelback Mountain, a significant aspect of the backdrop of the See City. Arising from the mountain as a gold (yellow) bird that is coming forth from red flames to represent the mythological phoenix, that arose from the ashes, and for which the See City of Phoenix is named. Above the phoenix is a gold “cross formy fitchée (three arms of a cross and one resembling a spike), which is taken from the arms of the Diocese of
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo (Latin: Dioecesis Pueblensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Colorado. The diocese was founded on November 15, 1941. It encompasses the southern half of Colorado, from Utah to the west, to Kansas in the east. In 2009, it had nearly 100,000 registered Catholics, about 16% of the population. The last official Roman Catholic "cruzado" or Crusade tax, referring to the tax taken to fund the Christian Crusades, was not abolished by the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado until 1945. The past bishops of the diocese were:
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Armagh

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Armagh

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Armagh (Latin: Archidioecesis Ardmachana; Irish: Ard-Deoise Ard Mhacha) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in the northern part of Ireland. According to tradition, the "Diocese of Armagh" was established by St. Patrick about 445 . It enjoyed a preeminence in Ireland as the most senior primatial see. It was formally recognised as a metropolitan province in 1152 by the Synod of Kells. The current Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland is Cardinal Seán Brady. The Province of Armagh, is one of the four ecclesiastical provinces that together form the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland; the other provinces are Dublin, Tuam and Cashel. Its metropolitan bishop is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh. The geographical remit of the province straddles both political jurisdictions in the island of Ireland - the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, the remit covers parts of the former administrative counties of Armagh, Londonderry and Tyrone. In the Republic of Ireland, the remit covers parts of the local government area of Louth and most of Meath. The suffragan dioceses of the Metropolitan Province
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Latin: Archidioecesis Galvestoniensis Houstoniensis) encompasses 8,880 square miles (23,000 km) of ten counties in the southeastern area of Texas: Galveston; Harris; Austin; Brazoria; Fort Bend; Grimes; Montgomery; San Jacinto; Walker; and Waller. The chancery of the archdiocese is located in Downtown Houston. The archdiocese's original cathedral church is St. Mary Cathedral Basilica in Galveston with a co-cathedral, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, located in Downtown Houston. The co-cathedral is used for all major archdiocesan liturgies. The archdiocesan history began with the erection of the prefecture apostolic of Texas in 1839, thus making Galveston the "Mother Church of Texas". The prefecture was elevated to a vicariate apostolic on July 10, 1841. On May 4, 1847, the vicariate became the Diocese of Galveston in the Province of New Orleans and St. Mary Cathedral Basilica was designated the cathedral. In 1926, the then-diocese was placed in the newly created Province of San Antonio. After the devastating Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the city of Houston began to expand after the Port of Houston was completed. At the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Grouard–McLennan (Latin: Archidioecesis Gruardensis–McLennanpolitanus) is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada. Its ecclesiastic territory includes the northwest section of the Province of Alberta, the boundaries of which are, on the north the 60th parallel north, separating it from the Northwest Territories and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith. To the south the 55th parallel north, separating it from the Diocese of Saint Paul. On the east the 113th meridian west, separating it from the Diocese of Saint Paul (to the 58th parallel north) and the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith (to the 60th parallel north). To the west the 120th meridian west, separating it from the Province of British Columbia, and the Diocese of Prince George. The archdiocese is the metropolitan see for the Roman Catholic Church in northwestern Canada. The archbishop is the Most Reverend Gérard Pettipas, C.Ss.R.. As archbishop, Pettipas also serves as pastor of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, the mother church of the archdiocese. Also serving are 7 diocesan priests, 18 religious priests, 2 permanent deacons, 21 religious brothers and 25 religious
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu (Lat: Archdioecesis Kotakinabaluensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Malaysia. The Archdiocese, although newly minted, has a long history slowly rising along with the catholic population all the way from a prefecture to an Archdiocese with 2 suffragans. The Archdiocese is also the oldest ecclesiastical territory in Malaysia. Originally erected in 1855, as the apostolic prefecture of Labuan e Borneo, the prefecture was created from territory from the former Apostolic Vicariate of Batavia. In 1927, the prefecture was renamed the Apostolic Prefecture of Northern Borneo, and split to form the Apostolic prefecture of Sarawak. In 1952, the prefecture was elevated and renamed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Jesselton. In 1962, the name was changed once more to the Apostolic Vicariate of Kota Kinabalu. In 1976, the vicariate was elevated to a full diocese, suffragan to the metropolitan Archdiocese of Kuching. In 1992, the diocese was split and the Diocese of Keningau created. This would be repeated in 2007, when the diocese was split once more and the Diocese of Sandakan created. On May 23, 2008, the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a Roman Catholic archdiocese headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. It encompasses the City of Milwaukee, as well as the counties of Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha, all located in Wisconsin. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is the metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, which includes the suffragan dioceses of Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, and Superior. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Jerome Edward Listecki is the current Archbishop of Milwaukee. The Latin title of the archdiocese is Archidioecesis Milvauchiensis, and the corporate title is Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Diocese of Milwaukee was erected November 28, 1843 by Pope Gregory XVI. It was elevated to Archdiocese on February 12, 1875 by Pope Pius IX. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has a membership of 674,736 Catholics in 211 parishes. There are 358 diocesan priests, 343 religious priests, and 166 permanent deacons. Religious orders include 77 brothers and 2,327 women
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Boise is an ecclesiastical territory (diocese) of the Catholic Church in the northwestern U.S., encompassing the entire state of Idaho. It is led by a bishop who serves as pastor of the cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Boise. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Portland. Approximately 150,000 Catholics live within the Diocese of Boise, making them approximately 11% of the population of the state of Idaho. The diocese is divided up into six regions, called deaneries. In the whole of the diocese, there are 51 parishes, 31 stations, and 25 chapels. There are also five Catholic hospitals—namely Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Mercy Medical Center in Nampa, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, St. Mary Hospital in Cottonwood, and St. Benedict Medical Center in Jerome — 13 elementary schools, and one high school--Bishop Kelly in Boise. The current bishop of the diocese is Most Reverend Michael Patrick Driscoll, serving since 1999. The diocese currently has two vicars general, Very Reverend Dennis Wassmuth (Vicar General for Finance), and Very Reverend Joseph daSilva (Vicar General for the Clergy and Parishes).
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville and Vincennes

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville and Vincennes

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville (Latin: Dioecesis Evansvicensis) is a division of the Roman Catholic Church in Southwestern Indiana. It was erected on October 21, 1944, from territory that had previously been part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Diocese of Evansville includes all or part of 12 counties in Southwestern Indiana. (Harrison Township in Spencer County, where St. Meinrad Archabbey is located, is part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.) There are 507,553 people in the territory that makes up the diocese, according to the 2010 census, and 83,343 are Catholic. The diocese is divided into 69 parishes grouped into 7 deaneries, which are served by 72 diocesan priests along with several religious order priests. The Diocese of Evansville was founded on October 21, 1944, at which time it included 63 parishes and missions, 49,737 Catholics, and 75 diocesan priests. Henry Grimmelsman,a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and rector of the Pontifical College Josephinum in suburban Columbus, Ohio, was named the first bishop, and Assumption Church in downtown Evansville was named the cathedral. The diocese purchased the John Augustus Reitz Home from the Daughters
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary (Latin: Dioecesis Gariensis) is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America. It was founded on December 17, 1956, by Pope Pius XII. It is one of four suffragan dioceses of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, and is part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Indianapolis. Its ecclesiastic territory includes Lake, Porter, LaPorte, and Starke counties in northwestern Indiana. The mother church of the diocese is the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary, Indiana. The bishop is Dale Joseph Melczek. Also serving the diocese are 105 priests, 67 permanent deacons, 10 religious brothers, and 85 religious sisters who are members of various religious institutes. These priests, deacons and persons religious serve a Catholic population in northwest Indiana of 186,420 in 73 parishes and missions. During the first half of the 20th century, many Catholic immigrants came from Eastern Europe and Mexico to work in the region’s growing steel industry. A number of parishes were founded near the steel mills so that the newly arrived immigrants could celebrate Mass in their native languages. As of 2012, four parishes in the
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    Archdiocese of Chihuahua

    Archdiocese of Chihuahua

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chihuahua (Latin: Archidioecesis Chihuahuensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Mexico. Erected in 1891 from the Diocese of Durango, the diocese consisted of the State of Chihuahua in its entirety. The Durango Diocese had been erected in 1620 as the diocese for the entire northern area of New Spain and is considered a mother diocese-Sonora, St Louis, New Mexico and Chihuahua were formed from Durango as population expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries. Because of the laws promulgated by the liberal government of President Benito Juárez, the Constitution of 1857 and the Mexican Revolution, which, taken together, had the effect of disenfranchising the Catholic clergy and large swaths of Catholic laity, studying for the priesthood became a difficult proposition for candidates in Chihuahua, and, indeed, in all of Mexico. Many of Chihuahuas priests were trained at the seminaries in El Paso, TX, Santa Fe, NM, and Phoenix, AZ. One of them, Fr Pedro Maldonado was ordained in the El Paso cathedral in 1918, martyred in 1937, and canonised by Pope John Paul II in 2000 . The diocese was elevated to the level of Archdiocese on
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou(Canton) Latin: Coamceuven(sis), Chinese: 廣州 is an archdiocese located in the city of Guangzhou in China. The Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Guangzhou, Bishop Dominic Deng Yi-ming, S.J. was imprisoned in 1958. His release in 1981 due to a necessary cancer treatment in Hong Kong and his subsequent appointment to archbishop caused the Chinese authorities respond with the appointment of Joseph Ye Yinyun. Archbishop Ye was never recognized by the Holy See, his successor Archbishop James Lin Bingliang was recognized in 1998 only after Archbishop Deng's death in 1995. Thus the rift between the underground church and the Patriotic Church came for the Archdiocese to an end. The present archbishop Joseph Gan Junqiu won papal consent even before the consent of the Chinese authorities. His ordination was delayed, because the Chinese authorities originally wanted to have two illicit bishops preside over it.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond is an ecclesiastical and episcopal see or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Prior to the American Revolution there were few Catholics within Virginia. Anti-Catholic laws discouraged the faithful from settling in colonial Virginia. It was not until the passing of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786 that Catholics were free to worship openly in the Old Dominion. The Diocese of Richmond was canonically erected by Pope Pius VII on July 11, 1820. Its current territory encompasses all of central and southern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and the eastern shore. It is a ceremonial suffragan of the metropolitan province of Baltimore, from which its territories were taken. Today there are 235,816 Catholics at 146 parishes in the Diocese of Richmond. The diocese currently has 87 active priests, 59 retired priests, 88 permanent deacons, 180 members of Catholic religious order and 16 seminarians. There are 32 Catholic schools in the diocese with a total enrollment of 12,062 students in 8 High Schools and 24 Elementary Schools. The diocese is currently led by a prelate bishop which pastors the mother
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Spokane is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. state of Washington. Headquartered in Spokane, the diocese encompasses Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Franklin, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield and Asotin Counties. Its cathedral is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane, and its present bishop is Blase Joseph Cupich. Canonically erected on December 17, 1913, the territories of the diocese were taken from what was then known as Diocese of Seattle. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seattle; its metropolitan bishop is J. Peter Sartain. Approximately 90,000 Catholics in Washington state are served by the Diocese. There are 82 parishes in the diocese. The Catholic Church presence in the present-day state of Washington dates to the 1830s, when missionary priests traveled from Quebec to minister in what was then known as the Oregon Country. On December 1, 1843, the Holy See established the Vicariate Apostolic of the Oregon Territory. In 1846 Pope Gregory XVI established an ecclesiastical territory in the region, and the apostolic vicariate was split into three dioceses: Oregon City, Vancouver
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tyler (Latin: Dioecesis Tylerensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on December 12, 1986. The Diocese of Tyler was created December 12, 1986 and erected on February 24, 1987. On Saturday, September 29, 2012, it was announced by the diocese's website, and by the Holy See- on the Vatican's Holy See Press Office Vatican Information Service (VIS) site, that Monsignor Joseph E. Strickland had been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as the fourth bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Tyler. Bishop-elect Strickland will be ordained to the episcopacy on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, with the principal consecrator to be Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston, the metropolitan see of the province which includes the diocese of Tyler. The principal co-consecrators will be Bishop Alvaro Corrada, S.J., bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mayaguez (based in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) and and who was bishop-elect Strickland's predecessor as bishop of Tyler; and Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe (based in Santa Fe, New Mexico). Bishop-elect Strickland was Corrada's delegate when
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata (erected 15 February 1897, as the Diocese of La Plata) is in Argentina and is a metropolitan diocese, responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Azul, Chascomús, Mar del Plata, Nueve de Julio, Quilmes and Zárate-Campana. It was elevated on 20 April 1934. The current Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata, since his appointment in 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, is Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer. On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, he was named by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as one of the Synod Fathers for the upcoming October 2012 Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maputo (Latin: Maputen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Maputo in Mozambique. The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora da Conceição) in Maputo.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri (Latin: Nyerien(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Nyeri in Kenya. The seat of the archbishop is Our Lady of Consolation Cathedral in Nyeri.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Olinda e Recife (Latin: Archidioecesis Olindensis et Recifensis) is an archdiocese located in the cities of Olinda and Recife in Brazil.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaylord (Latin: Dioecesis Gaylordensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Northern Michigan region of the United States. It comprises the twenty-one most northern counties of the lower peninsula of the state, and includes the cities of Traverse City, Alpena, Manistee and Petoskey. The prelate is Bishop Bernard A. Hebda, who serves as pastor of the Mother Church, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Mount Carmel in Gaylord. The Diocese of Gaylord was created on December 19, 1970 and canonically erected on July 20, 1971 by Pope Paul VI. On October 7, 2009, it was announced that Monsignor Bernard Hebda had been appointed Bishop of Gaylord by Pope Benedict XVI. He was ordained a bishop and installed as the fourth Bishop of Gaylord on December 1, 2009.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence (Latin: Dioecesis Providentiensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. The diocese was erected by Pope Pius IX on February 17, 1872 and originally comprised the entire state of Rhode Island and the counties of Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket in the state of Massachusetts. On March 12, 1904, those four counties were separated from the Diocese of Providence to form the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, leaving the Diocese of Providence with just the state of Rhode Island. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Hartford and a part of the ecclesiastical province that includes that archdiocese and the suffragan dioceses of Bridgeport and Norwich. The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence is the mother church of the diocese of Providence. The Most Reverend Thomas Joseph Tobin, former Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, is the eighth, and current, Bishop of Providence.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Raleigh is a Roman Catholic diocese that covers the eastern half of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The bishop is seated at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, was established on December 12, 1924, by Pope Pius XI. Before this, North Carolina was an Apostolic Vicariate under the ecclesiastical authority of Bishop Leo Haid, O.S.B., who was both abbot of Belmont Abbey and Vicar Apostle of North Carolina. The Holy See offered in 1910 to establish in Wilmington a diocese for North Carolina with St. Mary Catholic Church as the cathedral, but Haid refused to relocate to the coast, a move necessary if the diocese was to be established there. North Carolina remained an Apostolic Vicariate until 1924, when Bishop Haid died. Pius XI erected the Diocese of Raleigh and assigned a secular priest as its bishop. The diocese, covering nearly 46,000 miles and holding 8,254 Catholics, comprised all of North Carolina except eight counties which had been given to Belmont Abbey in 1910 as the abbey’s own diocese, the “Abbey Nullius”. Within the diocese there were twenty-four churches with permanent pastors, forty mission churches
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino

    Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Bernardi) is a Roman Catholic diocese centered in San Bernardino, California. It was founded on July 14, 1978, and comprises San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The Diocese of San Bernardino formerly was part of the Diocese of San Diego. The diocese has 95 parishes and 8 missions in its territory and it is itself considered a home mission diocese; its cathedral is the Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in San Bernardino. In recent years, the diocese has become well known as one of the leaders among Catholic dioceses in implementing the Parish Coordinator model of parish leadership. The past bishops of the diocese are: The diocese's first auxiliary bishop was Gerald Richard Barnes (1992–1995). The diocese's second auxiliary bishop was Dennis Patrick O'Neil (2001–2003). The diocese's third and current auxiliary bishop is Rutilio Juan del Riego Jañez (2005–).
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine

    Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine is a diocese of the Catholic Church's Latin Church in the U.S. state of Florida. Part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Miami, it covers much of North Florida, including the cities of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Gainesville. The bishop's seat is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine; the current bishop is Felipe de Jesús Estévez. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in the continental United States. The city was part of other dioceses until March 11, 1870, when the Diocese of St. Augustine was created. It covered most of the Florida peninsula until the 1950s, when Florida's expanding population necessitated the creation of new dioceses. Having secured Spanish supremacy by defeating the French and planting a permanent colony at St. Augustine in 1565, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés tried to evangelize the Indians. He had been accompanied by four priests. Martin Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales became first parish priest of St. Augustine, the first established parish in the United States. Pending the arrival of regular missionaries, Menéndez appointed soldiers he deemed qualified to give
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in southeastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. It covers the City and County of Philadelphia as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. The diocese was erected by Pope Pius VII on April 8, 1808, from territories of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Originally the diocese included all of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and seven counties and parts of three counties in New Jersey. The diocese was raised to the dignity of a metropolitan archdiocese on February 12, 1875. The seat of the archbishop is the Cathedral-Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul. It is also the Metropolitan See of the Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia, which includes the suffragan episcopal sees of Allentown, Altoona-Johnstown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton. The territory of the province is coextensive with the state of Pennsylvania. The history of the Catholic Church in the area dates back to William Penn and when Mass was said publicly as early as 1707. On April 8, 1808, the suffragan dioceses of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Bardstown (moved to Louisville
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Limerick

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Limerick

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Limerick (Irish: Deoise Luimnigh ) is a Roman Catholic diocese in mid-western Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Cashel (also known as Munster) and is subject to the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. The diocese is in the secular province of the same name - Munster. The See is currently sede vacante. Its geographical remit covers the greater part of County Limerick, part of County Clare and one townland in County Kerry. There are 60 parishes in the diocese, 18 of which are in the Limerick city area. List of bishops since the 1814: In December 2009, the sexual abuse scandal in Limerick diocese eroded the public's trust in the work of local diocesan officials. Bishop Murray informed the Vicars General of the Diocese on the afternoon of Tuesday 1 December 2009 of his decision to offer his resignation. On Wednesday 2 December, he contacted the Apostolic Nuncio, asking him to arrange a meeting with the Congregation for Bishops in Rome. This meeting took place on Monday 7 December. He announced his decision to a congregation, including priests of the Diocese, people working in the Diocesan Office and the Diocesan Pastoral Centre,
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    Archdiocese of Liverpool

    Archdiocese of Liverpool

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool (Latin Archidioecesis Liverpolitanus) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite, of the Roman Catholic church in England. The episcopal see is the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, located in Liverpool. The Archdiocese covers the south west of the traditional county of Lancashire, as well as the Isle of Man. It has jurisdiction for Northern Metropolitan Province which covers the north of England. "Taking to heart the last words of the Lord Jesus. We will go into the world to proclaim the Good News to the whole of Creation." With the gradual abolition of the legal restrictions on the activities of Roman Catholics in England and Wales in the early 19th century, Rome decided to proceed to bridge the gap of the centuries from Queen Elizabeth I by instituting Catholic dioceses on the regular historical pattern. Thus Pope Pius IX issued the Bull Universalis Ecclesiae of 29 September 1850 by which thirteen new dioceses which did not formally claim any continuity with the pre-Elizabethan English dioceses were created. One of these was the diocese of Liverpool. Initially it comprised the Hundreds of West Derby, Leyland, Fylde, Amounderness and Lonsdale
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hangzhou

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hangzhou

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hangzhou/Hangchow (Latin: Hamceuven(sis), Chinese: 杭州) is an archdiocese located in the city of Hangzhou in China.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids (Latin: Dioecesis Grandcataractensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in western Michigan, in the United States. It comprises 102 churches in Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Montcalm, Mecosta, Lake, Mason, and Osceola counties in Michigan. The diocese was created on May 19, 1882 by Pope Leo XIII. The motherchurch of the diocese is the Cathedral of St. Andrew. The prelate of the diocese is the bishop. On June 21, 2005, more than a year after the death of the previous bishop, Kevin Britt, Pope Benedict XVI named Walter A. Hurley the eleventh Bishop of Grand Rapids. Hurley was installed on August 4.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory (Irish: Deoise Chnoc Osraí) is a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin and is subject to the Archdiocese of Dublin. The incumbent Ordinary is Séamus Freeman. The see is bounded to the south by the River Suir, to the east by the River Barrow, to the north by County Laois (formerly "Queen's County") and to the west by counties Tipperary and Offaly (formerly "King's County"). It has an area of 600,000 acres (2,400 km). At the Synod of Rathbreasail in 1111, the limits of the diocese were permanently fixed. At the same time, the cathedra was transferred from Seir-Kieran to Aghaboe. At the end of the 12th century it was further transferred to Kilkenny. It is probable that St. Canice founded a monastery at Kilkenny and not unlikely that the beginnings of a town soon appeared there, to become more important when the bishops changed from Aghaboe. The diocese was established in AD 549 It is roughly co-extensive with the ancient Irish Kingdom of Ossory, whose first king, Aengus Osrithe, flourished in the 2nd century of the Christian era. His successors extended their
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central Illinois region of the United States. The Diocese of Peoria was canonically erected on February 12, 1875. Its territory was taken from the former Diocese of Chicago. The first bishop of the diocese was John Lancaster Spalding. Later bishops included William E. Cousins (bishop from 1952 to 1958), John Baptist Franz, Edward W. O'Rourke, and then O'Rourke's coadjutor bishop and later successor, John J. Myers (now Archbishop of Newark), who hosted Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta's December 1995 visit to the Peoria diocese. The Diocese of Peoria comprises the Counties of Bureau, Champaign, DeWitt, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Piatt, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren and Woodford. Aside from Peoria, the Illinois portions of the Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa are also part of the Peoria Diocese. The St. John's Catholic Newman Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center on
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    Archdiocese of Windhoek

    Archdiocese of Windhoek

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Windhoek is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Windhoek, Namibia. The predecessor to the current Archdiocese, the Prefecture Apostolic of Cimbebasia, was established in 1892 and the current archdiocese was fully erected in March 1994. The current Archbishop is Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu is one of the ecclesiastical provinces of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines that is composed of the entire civil province of Cebu (Cebu and the nearby islands of Mactan, Bantayan, and Camotes). The dioceses of Tagbilaran and Talibon in Bohol, the diocese of Dumaguete in Negros Oriental, and the diocese of Maasin in Southern Leyte are its suffragans. The ecclesiastical seat of the archdiocese is the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. The current archbishop is the Most Reverend José S. Palma, D.D., STD, who was recently installed on January 13, 2011 replacing Ricardo Cardinal Vidal who had been archbishop of Cebu for 29 years. As of 2006, the archdiocese registered a total of 3,415,000 baptized Catholics. It is currently the largest archdiocese in the Philippines having the most number of Catholics, seminarians, and priests. Cebu originally belonged to the Diocese of Manila which was established on February 6, 1579 as a suffragan to the See of Mexico. When Manila was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope Clement VIII, Cebú was created as a suffragan diocese on 14 August 1595 along with the dioceses of Nueva Caceres and Nueva Segovia. Its first
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville consists of twenty-four counties in central Kentucky, US, covering 8,124 square miles (21,040 km). It is the seat of the Metropolitan Province of Louisville, which comprises the states of Kentucky and Tennessee. The cathedral church of the archdiocese is the Cathedral of the Assumption. The diocese began in 1808 when the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bardstown was established along with the dioceses of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia out of the territory of the Baltimore Diocese, the first Catholic diocese in the US. Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the US in April 2008 celebrated the 200th anniversary of the creation of these dioceses and the elevation of Baltimore to an archdiocese. When founded, the Bardstown Diocese included most of Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. While Louisville is the oldest inland diocese in the United States, it is not the oldest west of the Appalachians. That distinction belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans founded under Spanish rule in 1793. Benedict Joseph Flaget was the first Bishop of Bardstown. The historic Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral, the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Achonry

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Achonry

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Achonry (Irish: Deoise Achadh Conaire) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the western part of Ireland. It is one of the five suffragan sees of the Archdiocese of Tuam. The diocese was often called the "bishopric of Luighne" in the Irish annals. It was not established at the Synod of Rathbreasail, but Máel Ruanaid Ua Ruadáin signed as "bishop of Luighne" at the Synod of Kells. At present there are twenty-three parishes in the diocese, located in Counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. There are thirty-six priests involved in full time parish ministry and seven involved in secondary education. The current bishop, Brendan Kelly, was appointed on the 20 November 2007 and was ordained on the 27 January 2008. The previous bishop, Thomas Flynn, had served the diocese for thirty years. The Cathedral, dedicated to The Annunciation and St. Nathy, is in Ballaghaderreen and was built in the 1850s. List of bishops since the Reformation:  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "The Diocese of Achonry". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lima is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Peru which enjoys full communion with the Holy See. The Archdiocese was founded as the Diocese of Lima on 14 May 1541. The diocese was raised to the level of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Paul III on 12 February 1546. One of its archbishops was the saint Torribio Mogrovejo. The suffragan dioceses are: Callao, Carabayllo, Chosica, Huacho, Ica and Lurin. Since 1999 the Archbishop of Lima is Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne. The Archbishop's Palace of Lima is the headquarters of the archdiocese.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of St. Louis is the Roman Catholic archdiocese that covers the City of St. Louis as well as the following Missouri counties: Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Saint Charles, Saint Francois, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis, Warren, and Washington. It was led by Archbishop Raymond Burke until his transfer to the position of Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura on June 27, 2008. Robert James Carlson, the former Bishop of Saginaw, was named the Archbishop-elect on April 21, 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI, and was installed on June 10, 2009. Archbishop Carlson is assisted by Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Rice and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Joseph Hermann. The archdiocesan cathedral is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The original cathedral and motherchurch is the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France. The area's first bishop was Louis William Valentine Dubourg, who on September 24, 1815 was appointed Bishop of Louisiana and the [East and West] Floridas by Pope Pius VII. DuBourg chose to set up his episcopal see in St. Louis. After his resignation and transfer to lead the diocese of Montauban, France, the Diocese of St. Louis was erected on July 18,
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, formally in Latin Dioecesis Carolinana, is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States comprising the counties of western North Carolina divided into ten vicariates named for and administered from Albemarle, Asheville, Boone, Gastonia, Greensboro, Hickory, Mecklenburg, Salisbury, Smoky Mountain, Winston-Salem. Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad are the largest metropolitan areas in the diocese. The Charlotte See is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Canonically erected on November 12, 1971 by Pope Paul VI, the diocese took its territories from the neighboring Diocese of Raleigh. The Charlotte See is led by a bishop who serves as pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Charlotte, North Carolina. Peter Joseph Jugis is the current bishop. The Diocese is also home to the only basilicas in North Carolina, the Basilica of St. Lawrence and the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians. The Diocese of Charlotte adopted a mission statement that serves as a reminder for members and non-members of the diocese's purpose. The mission statement as published by the diocese expresses, The mission statement features
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    Archdiocese of Tellicherry

    Archdiocese of Tellicherry

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thalassery (anglicised - Tellicherry) is an archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church, which is an Eastern Rite Catholic Church in communion with the See of Rome. The boundaries of the Thalassery ecclesiastical province were extended to include Mangalore, Chickamangalore, Mysore, Shimoga and Ootty as there were settlers in the neighbouring States. The diocese covers an area of 18,000 km² and a Catholic population of 273,826. The ecclesiastical province of Thalassery came into existence on December 31, 1953 through the Papal bull `Ad Christi Ecclesiam Regendam' issued by Pope Pius XII. Sebastian Valloppilly was appointed the Apostolic Administrator. He is Bishop Emeritus since March 1989. George Valiamattom was the first Archbishop. The ecclesiastical province was divided into the Diocese of Mananthavady and Diocese of Thalassery in 1973 and in 1986, the diocese of Thamarassery was erected. In 1995, the Thalassery diocese was uplifted as an archdiocese. In 1999, the Diocese of Belthangady was created to serve the needs of the Syrian Catholics of Dakshin Kannada, Udupi and Kodagu in Karnataka. The history of the Malabar Migration and that of the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nampula (Latin: Nampulen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Nampula in Mozambique. The seat of the archbishop is the Catedral Metropolitana de Nossa Senhora de Fátima in Nampula.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, officially in Latin Dioecesis Rubribaculensis, is a Latin Rite diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The diocese consists of 68 parishes, 2 ethnic apostolates, and 2 University chapels. Its territory comprises an area of 5,513 square miles (14,280 km), being composed of twelve civil parishes in south central Louisiana: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupée, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. The current bishop is the Most Rev. Robert William Muench. There are 109 total priests in the Diocese, 60 deacons, 10 religious brothers, and 121 female religious. The Catholic population is 215,298 out of a total population of 884,650 (24.3% of the population). The Christian history of the Diocese of Baton Rouge began with little-known but heroic efforts of French missionaries among the native American peoples of the area. In particular, French Jesuits and Capuchin Franciscans were responsible for the preaching of the Gospel along the Mississippi River during the first half of the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Ferns (Irish: Deoise Fhearna) is a Roman Catholic diocese in south-eastern Ireland. It is one of six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Dublin and is subject to the Archdiocese of Dublin. The incumbent Ordinary is Denis Brennan. The See covers most of County Wexford and some of County Carlow and County Wicklow. It is a suffragan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin. W. H. Grattan Flood, author of the History of the Diocese of Ferns, illustrates the origin of the Diocese, by stating: The following is a list of the most recent post-Reformation Roman Catholic bishops and vicars apostolic. The October 2005 Report of the Ferns Inquiry has outlined the serious levels of clerical sex abuse in the diocese since the 1960s. It strongly criticised the former bishops of Ferns, Donal Herlihy and Brendan Comiskey for their inability to deal with the allegations of sexual abuse made against a number of priests. Brendan Comiskey resigned as Bishop on 1 April 2002.
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    Archdiocese of Hanoi

    Archdiocese of Hanoi

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    Archdiocese (Metropolitan) of Hanoi (Latin: Archidioecesis Hanoiensis) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vietnam. It is one of the earliest in the history of Roman Catholicism in Vietnam. The creation of the diocese in present form was declared November 24, 1960. It covers an area of 7,000 km² and headed by Archbishop Peter Nguyễn Văn Nhơn (from 2010). The suffragan dioceses are: Saint Joseph Cathedral in Hanoi has been assigned as the Cathedral of the Archdiocese. The Cathedral was built in 1886 in neo-Gothic style. It holds several masses throughout the day and is usually crowded on weekends and religious holidays. Christmas holiday in 2004 attracted more than 4,000 visitors to the Cathedral. By 2004, Archdiocese of Hanoi had about 282,886 believers (5.3% of the population), 59 priests and 132 parishes. The Archdiocese of Hanoi is a "sister" diocese of Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County (USA) since 2008. The young Catholics from the Archdiocese of Hanoi and Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh city formed in 2006 an organization for helping children in rural and underdeveloped areas of Vietnam. In November, 2006, the Cua Bac Catholic Church in Hanoi became the venue of joint worship
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northeastern quarter of the state of Iowa in the United States. It includes all the Iowa counties north of Polk, Jasper, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, and Clinton counties. It also includes the counties east of Kossuth, Humboldt, Webster and Boone counties. The Archdiocese has an area of about 17,400 square miles (45,000 km). The headquarters of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is in the city of Dubuque. St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque is the Cathedral parish for the Archdiocese, and is named after the Archangel Raphael. The current Archbishop of Dubuque is Jerome Hanus. The corporate title for the Archdiocese is The Archdiocese of Dubuque. The Latin name of the Archdiocese is Archidioecesis Dubuquensis. The Archdiocese of Dubuque is unique in several ways. It is the only US Archdiocese outside a major metropolitan area. Also, the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier is located in the Archdiocese. Located in Dyersville, about 25 miles west of Dubuque, it is the only basilica in the United States located outside a metropolitan area. There are 199 parishes in the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Austin (Latin: Dioecesis Austiniensis) includes 125 parishes, or faith communities, in 25 counties in Central Texas. The diocese stretches from West, Texas, (just north of Waco) in the north to San Marcos in the south to the Bryan - College Station area in the east to Mason in the west. Its largest metropolitan areas are Austin, Bryan - College Station, the Killeen – Temple – Fort Hood area and Waco. Nearly 108,000 Catholic families live in the diocese, or approximately 450,000 Catholics. There are almost 200 priests, 180 deacons, approximately 40 brothers and 110 sisters serving in the diocese. The diocese was founded on November 15, 1947. It is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. It was announced on January 26, 2010 that Joe S. Vazquez, previously auxiliary bishop and Vicar General/Chancellor of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston would be installed as bishop for the Diocese of Austin. The coat of arms of the diocese is based on an old coat of arms associated with early Austen or Austin families (in honor of Stephen F. Austin), adapted to express appropriate religious symbolism.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brownsville (Latin: Dioecesis Brownsvillensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on July 10, 1965. The number of Catholics is 943,611 among the total population of 1,110,130 in 2006. The percentage of Catholics is 85.0%, the highest in the United States. The diocese operates the following schools: Guadalupe Regional Middle School, 6-8, (Brownsville; St. Joseph's School, PK-8 (Edinburg); St. Mary's School, PK-6 (Brownsville); St. Luke's School, PK-6 (Brownsville); Our Lady of Sorrows School, PK-8 (McAllen); St. Anthony's School, PK-8(Harlingen); Incarnate Word School, PK-8 (Brownsville); St. Martin de Porras School, PK-3, (Weslaco); Oratory Academy, PK-8 (Pharr); Our Lady of Guadalupe School, PK-6 (Mission); Immaculate Conception School, PK-8 (Rio Grande City). The diocese's radio and television stations are operated under the license name of RGV Educational Broadcasting, Inc.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Des Moines is the Roman Catholic diocese for the southwestern quarter of the state of Iowa. Dioecesis Desmoinensis is the Latin title of the diocese, and the Diocese of Des Moines is the corporate title of the diocese. The Cathedral parish for the Diocese is St. Ambrose's Cathedral. The Bishop of Des Moines is currently Bishop Richard E. Pates. On April 10, one year to the day after the retirement of Bishop Joseph L. Charron, who is a member of the Society of Precious Blood, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI had appointed Bishop Pates to the position. Charron resigned in April 2007 due to health reasons. Bishop Pates was installed on May 29, 2008 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. Like other American dioceses, the area that makes up the present diocese was under the jurisdiction of a number of prelates. Most of these were purely academic because of no actual Catholic presence in the area. In the 19th century, the area came under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Saint Louis Joseph Rosati. It was under his jurisdiction that the first permanent Catholic presence came to what would be the state of Iowa. In 1838, the Diocese of Dubuque was founded. Initially the area of
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau (Latin: Dioecesis Junellensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northwestern United States, comprising the southeastern part of the state of Alaska. It is led by a prelate bishop which serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the City of Juneau. In 2007, this diocese became vacant when the previous bishop, Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel, was appointed bishop of Great Falls-Billings. On 19 January 2009, it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI had named Monsignor Edward J. Burns, a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, as Bishop of Juneau. He was installed on 5 April 2009. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. The See of Juneau was canonically erected on June 23, 1951 and has had five bishops. It took its territory from the former Apostolic Vicariate of Alaska.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston (Latin: Archidioecesis Bostoniensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States. It comprises several counties of the state of Massachusetts. It is led by a prelate archbishop who serves as pastor of the mother church, Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston. As of 2009, there are 292 parishes in the archdiocese. In 2007, the archdiocese estimated that 1.8 million Catholics were in the territory, of whom about 315,000 regularly attended Mass. The original Diocese of Boston was canonically erected on April 8, 1808 by Pope Pius VII. It took its territories from the larger historic Diocese of Baltimore and consisted of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In the nineteenth century, as Catholicism grew exponentially in New England, the Diocese of Boston was carved into smaller new dioceses: on November 28, 1843, Pope Gregory XVI erected the Diocese of Hartford; Pope Pius IX erected the Diocese of Burlington and the Diocese of Portland on July 29, 1853, the Diocese of Springfield on June 14, 1870, and the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Fernando

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of San Fernando is a metropolitan archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Republic of the Philippines. Its jurisdiction encompasses the province of Pampanga and includes the Suffragan Sees of lba (Zambales), Udac (Tarlac) and Balanga (Bataan). The seat of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Fernando is the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando and it is the mother Church of the Archdiocese of San Fernando. The diocese of San Fernando, Pampanga was created on December 11, 1948, through the Apostolic Constitution Probe Noscitur; it comprised the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, a part of Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija. It was initially a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. The first bishop was the Most Rev. Cesar Ma. Guerrero, DD, a native of Ermita, Manila, as first bishop; he received his appointment from the Vatican on May 29, 1949 and was installed on September 8 of the same year. The parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, in the provincial capital town of San Fernando, was selected as the seat of the new diocese; the parish church was thus elevated into a cathedral and was renamed Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Taken during a major
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Catholic Diocese of Lansing (Latin: Dioecesis Lansingensis) is located in Lansing, Michigan. It encompasses an area of 6,218 square miles (16,098 square kilometers) including the counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw. It is a suffragan diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Detroit. The Diocese of Lansing was established May 22, 1937, when it split from Archdiocese of Detroit. On December 19, 1970, part of the diocese, along with territory from the Diocese of Grand Rapids, split to form the new Diocese of Kalamazoo. The ordinary of the Diocese of Lansing is a bishop whose episcopal see is located at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing, Michigan. The Diocese has had five bishops:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette (Latin: Dioecesis Marquettensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Roman rite, encompassing all of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the ecclesiastical province of the Archbishop of Detroit. It encompasses an area of 16,281 square miles (42,152 square kilometers). Its cathedral is St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette, which replaced Holy Name of Mary Pro-Cathedral at Sault Ste. Marie. As of 2000, the number of registered Catholics in the diocese was 65,500. Fifty-eight diocesan priests and 11 religious were serving the people at 74 parishes and 23 missions. There were 10 parish grade schools. Sixty-three women religious were also in service to the diocese. This diocese was originally established as the Vicariate Apostolic of Upper Michigan on July 29, 1853, formed by a division of the Diocese of Detroit. The Vicarate Apostolic of Upper Michigan was raised to the status of a Diocese as the Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie on January 9, 1857. On January 3, 1937 the See city was transferred to Marquette, and the Diocese was renamed the Diocese of Marquette. The Diocese of Sault Sainte Marie is now maintained as a titular see. The ordinary of the Diocese
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay (Latin: Diocesis Sinus Viridis) was established on March 3, 1868 by Pope Pius IX. It covers the city of Green Bay as well as Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties, Wisconsin. The earliest trace of the Catholic faith in the Green Bay area was in 1634. Jesuits followed Nicolet to the area and started to spread Gospel around the important rivers of the Green Bay area. This set a foundation for the creation of the Diocese of Green Bay, which was not officially formed until 1868. People of the area helped keep the faith until the framework of Christianity was finalized. Father Claude-Jean Allouez, a Jesuit missionary, celebrated Mass with the Native Americans near the present site of Oconto on December 3, 1669, the feast of St. Francis Xavier. There he established St. Francis Xavier Mission. The mission was moved to Red Banks (northeast of Green Bay) for a short time in 1671, and then to De Pere, where it remained until 1687, when it was burned. The missionaries continued working with the Fox, Sauk, and Winnebago tribes
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    Archdiocese of Cambrai

    Archdiocese of Cambrai

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cambrai (Latin: Archdiocesis Cameracensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in France, comprising the arrondissements of Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Cambrai, Douai, and Valenciennes within the département of Nord, in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The current archbishop is François Charles Garnier, appointed in December 2000. Since 2002 the archdiocese has been a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lille, reversing the prior arrangement. Originally erected in the late 6th century as the Diocese of Cambrai, when the episcopal see after the death of the Frankish bishop Saint Vedast (Vaast) was relocated here from Arras. Though subordinate to the Archdiocese of Reims, Cambrai's jurisdiction was immense and included even Brussels and Antwerp. In the early Middle Ages the Diocese of Cambrai was included in that part of Lotharingia which at first had been allocated to the West Frankish king Charles the Bald by the 870 Treaty of Meerssen but, after various vicissitudes, passed under the rule of the German king Henry the Fowler in 925. After the revolt by Duke Gilbert of Lorraine collapsed at the 939 Battle of Andernach, King Louis IV
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Latin: Archidioecesis Antequerensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese based in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca. The cathedral church is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. The archdiocese covers part of the state of Oaxaca and includes the suffragan dioceses of Puerto Escondido, Tehuantepec, Tuxtepec and the Prelatures of Huautla and Mixes. It is currently led by Archbishop José Luiz Chávez Botello, with auxiliary bishop Oscar Campos Contreras. As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 113 parishes, 126 active diocesan priests, 39 religious priests, and 940,000 Catholics. It also has 268 Women Religious, 59 Religious Brothers, and 21 permanent deacons. The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops and their terms of service:
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit (Latin: Archidioecesis Detroitensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church covering (as of 2005) the Michigan counties of Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne. It is the metropolitan archdiocese for the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit, which includes all dioceses in the state of Michigan. In addition, in 2000 the archdiocese accepted pastoral responsibility for the Roman Catholic Church in the Cayman Islands, which consists of Saint Ignatius Parish on Grand Cayman (the Archdiocese of Kingston maintains a mission sui iuris jurisdiction over the Cayman Islands). Established as the Diocese of Detroit on March 8, 1833, it was elevated to Archdiocese on May 22, 1937. Ste. Anne's in Detroit is the second oldest continuously-operating Roman Catholic Parish in the United States dating from July 26, 1701. The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit serves as the Archbishop's church. The cathedral is located at 9844 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. Before the Diocese of Detroit was formed, Michigan had been under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Diocese of Quebec from 1701
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the midwestern region of the United States. Its ecclesiastical territory includes 46 counties in western Oklahoma. The Most Reverend Paul Stagg Coakley is the current archbishop. As such, he is the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province which includes the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the Diocese of Tulsa and the Diocese of Little Rock. Previously the bishop of the Diocese of Salina in Kansas, Archbishop Coakley was appointed to Oklahoma City on December 16, 2010 and installed as archbishop on February 11, 2011. The diocese had its roots through French Benedictine monks who entered Indian Territory in 1875 to establish a Catholic presence. The Diocese of Oklahoma City was established in 1905 with Belgian Theophile Meerschaert as its first bishop. St. Joseph's Church in downtown Oklahoma City served the diocese as its first cathedral until Our Lady of Perpetual Help replaced it in 1931. In the 1930s the name was changed to the Diocese of Oklahoma City and Tulsa to reflect shifting population trends in Oklahoma. It first achieved international attention when,
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Latin: Archidioecesis Paulopolitana et Minneapolitana) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in the United States. It is led by the prelature of an archbishop which administers the archdiocese from the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The archbishop is concurrently pastor of the mother church, the Cathedral of Saint Paul in the city of Saint Paul, and its co-cathedral, the Basilica of Saint Mary in the city of Minneapolis. The archdiocese has 222 parish churches in twelve counties of Minnesota. It counts in its membership an approximate total of 750,000 people. It has two seminaries, the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Saint John Vianney College Seminary. Its official newspaper is The Catholic Spirit. Prior to the founding of the diocese, the territory that made up the diocese at the time of its founding was under the jurisdiction of a number of different Catholic prelates. Most of these were purely academic as there was no Catholic presence in the area. Among the more notable of these was the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and the Dubuque Diocese. During this later period the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zamboanga

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Zamboanga (Latin name: Archdiocesis Zamboangensis) is a Catholic archdiocese in the Philippines. Its present jurisdiction includes Zamboanga City, with suffragans in Basilan (Territorial Prelature of Isabela, Basilan), Sulu Archipelago (Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo) and Zamboanga Sibugay (Diocese of Ipil). It became Mindanao's first diocese in 1910, and was established as the second archdiocese of Mindanao in 1958. Today the archdiocese covers a land area of 1,648 square kilometers and has a population of 442,345, of which 81 per cent are Catholics. The archdiocese includes 26 parishes, served by 49 diocesan and 18 religious priests. There are also 51 religious sisters working in the archdiocese. From 1607 to 1910 the entire island of Mindanao was under the Diocese of Cebu and Jaro. On April 10, 1910, Pope Pius X created the Diocese of Zamboanga and gave it jurisdiction over the whole island of Mindanao, including the adjacent islands of the Sulu Archipelago and the island of Cagayan de Sulu. The Catholic faith was brought to Zamboanga by Jesuit missionaries Melchor de Vera and Alejandro Lopez in 1635. The efforts of the Spanish authorities to subdue the Muslims
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (official Latin name: Dioecesis Humensis-Thibodensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in southeastern Louisiana. It comprises Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, the eastern part of St. Mary Parish including Morgan City, and Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish. The diocese was created on June 5, 1977, and was previously part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Although a small diocese in terms of area, it has a large Roman Catholic population, with approximately 126,000 Catholics. The current bishop is Most Rev. Sam G. Jacobs, formerly of the Diocese of Alexandria.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Kalamazoo (Latin: Dioecesis Kalamazuensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the southwestern portion of the State of Michigan. The Diocese of Kalamazoo encompasses Allegan, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, Saint Joseph, Kalamazoo, Branch, Calhoun, and Barry Counties. The Diocese consists of 48 parishes, 13 missions, 44 priests, and 23 deacons. The Diocese operates 3 Catholic high schools and 19 elementary schools, serving more than 5,000 students throughout the same. The territory comprising the Diocese was originally under the control of the Archdiocese of Detroit. It was later split off as part of the Diocese of Grand Rapids. On December 19, 1970 the Diocese of Kalamazoo was erected by Pope Paul VI and the parish of St. Augustine designated as the cathedral church of the new diocese. The Diocese was officially inaugurated on July 21, 1971 when Paul Vincent Donovan was consecrated and installed as the first bishop. From the erection of the diocese until its closure in 1992 the Diocese of Kalamazoo hosted Nazareth College. †=deceased
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Paterson is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, which includes three counties in northern New Jersey: Passaic, Morris, and Sussex. The city of Paterson, third-largest in the state of New Jersey, was chosen as the episcopal see, even though the vast majority of diocesan territory lies west of the city. The diocese is a ceremonial suffragan of the Archdiocese of Newark, and is part of Region III of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The diocese was established by Pope Pius XI on December 9, 1937, the same day that the Dioceses of Camden, New Jersey and Owensboro, Kentucky were established. The new Diocese of Paterson was created by taking territory formerly part of the (then) Diocese of Newark. Bishop Thomas J. Walsh, the bishop of Newark, was made the Archbishop of a newly-elevated Archdiocese of Newark the next day, December 10, 1937. One week later, Walsh's auxiliary bishop Thomas H. McLaughlin was appointed as the first bishop of Paterson, and the former parish church of St. John the Baptist in Paterson was established as the Diocesan Cathedral. Patrons of the Diocese of Paterson are St. Patrick and St. John
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is an ecclesiastical territory or particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It comprises the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Yolo, Placer, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado, and Amador, and is headquartered in Sacramento, California. Also known as the See of Sacramento, it is led by a bishop who pastors the mother church of the diocese, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Originally a major part of the defunct Grass Valley Diocese (which included several counties in northern California and Nevada), Pope Leo XIII established the present-day diocese on May 28, 1886. Today, the See of Sacramento remains a ceremonial suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton. The current Bishop of Sacramento is Jaime Soto who was named coadjutor in October 2007 and succeeded Bishop William Weigand on Sunday November 30, 2008. Weekly mass count was
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw (Latin: Dioecesis Saginavensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering eleven counties in Michigan. It was founded on February 26, 1938; the first bishop was William Francis Murphy. According to the Vatican's website (), on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Joseph Robert Cistone, auxiliary bishop and vicar general of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and titular bishop of Casae Medianae, as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw to replace Robert James Carlson, who was named Archbishop of Saint Louis to succeed Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke. The Diocese of Saginaw currently has 113 priests, 19 permanent deacons, 122 religious, 18 pastoral administrator, 261 commissioned lay ministers, and 24 seminarians. There are 26 Catholic schools in the diocese with a total enrollment of 4,033 students in 3 High Schools, 1 Middle School, and 22 Elementary Schools. There are 131,937 Catholics (19.3% of the total population of 724,142) in 108 parishes. The Saginaw Diocese is located in Eastern Central Michigan and consists of eleven counties, covering 6,955 square miles (18,006 square kilometers.) Overall, the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev (Latin: Minscen(sis) Latinorum-Mohilovien(sis) Latinorum, Belarusian: Мінска-Магілёўская архідыяцэзія) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church located in the cities of Minsk and Mogilev in Belarus.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland (Latin: Dioecesis Quercopolitana) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Northern California. The diocese comprises Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Cathedral of Christ the Light serves as the bishop's seat, replacing the Cathedral of Saint Francis de Sales which was demolished after the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989. Once a part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of Oakland remains a suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton. The Diocese suffered from Catholic sex abuse cases which were brought forward by parishioners against some of its priests. From 1994 through 2009, the Diocese paid $60.5 million to its victims of sexual abuse, the largest payments being made in 2004 and 2005. The patrons of the Diocese of Oakland are the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Francis de Sales. The first known Mass celebrated in the area that is to become the Diocese of Oakland was on March 27, 1772 by Father Juan Crespí on the
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    Diocese of Cefalù

    Diocese of Cefalù

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The diocese of Cefalù is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory in Sicily, southern Italy. It is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Palermo. The first bishop of Cefalù was Nicetas who, in 869, assisted at the Eighth General Council held at Constantinople for the trial of Photius. When Roger I of Sicily, rebuilt the city, Tocelmo was bishop. Among its bishops were:  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
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    Knanaya

    Knanaya

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Knanaya, also known as the Southists or Tekkumbhagar, are an endogamous group in the Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India. They are differentiated from another part of the community, known in this context as the Northists. Today there are around 50,000 Knanaya in India and elsewhere. The origins of the division of the Saint Thomas Christians into Northist and Southist groups are unclear. Various traditions trace it back to the arrival of the Syrian merchant Thomas of Cana in the 4th century. Other versions trace the origins of the Knanaya to Jews in the Middle East. The rift in the community was noted through the period of European colonization. Today the majority of Knanaya are members of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and the Malankara Churches. They became increasingly prominent in Kerala in the late 19th century. Many Knanaya migrated away in 20th and 21st centuries, largely westward, forming communities in non Malayalam-speaking areas, with a particularly large community forming in Chicago. The usual Malayalam name for the group is Tekkumbhagar. This is generally translated into English as "Southist", or sometimes "Southerner" or "Suddhist". The term Knanaya
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu (Latin: Guluen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Gulu in Uganda. The seat of the archbishop is the St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Gulu.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmore

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmore

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kilmore (Irish: Deoise An Chill Mhór; Latin: Dioecesis Kilmorensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese which is mainly in the Republic of Ireland although a few parishes are in Northern Ireland. It is one of eight suffragan dioceses which are subject to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Armagh. The present Bishop is the Most Reverend Philip Leo O'Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore, who was installed on 15 November 1998. The diocese of Kilmore was originally called Breifne (Latin: Tirbrunensis, Tybruinensis or Triburnia; Irish: Tír mBriúin, meaning "the land of the descendants of Brian", one of the Uí Briúin kings of Connacht). It was formally established as one of the dioceses approved by Cardinal Giovanni Paparoni at the synod of Kells in 1152. The boundaries of the diocese are approximately the same as those of the ancient Kingdom of Breifne; which today consists of almost all of County Cavan, roughly the northern half of County Leitrim, and parts of County Fermanagh, County Meath and County Sligo. In 1454, Bishop Aindrias Mac Brádaigh (Andrew McBrady) was given permission by Pope Nicholas V to have the ancient church at Kilmore, founded in the sixth century by Saint
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ponce

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Ponce

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ponce is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and consists of the southern part of the island of Puerto Rico, an American commonwealth. The diocese is led by a prelate bishop which pastors the motherchurch in the City of Ponce, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Its current bishop is S.E.R. Mons. Félix Lázaro Martinez, Sch. P. The See of Ponce was canonically erected on 21 November 1924 and is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico. The following were bishops of Ponce. These are only the ecclesiastical bishops; emeritus bishops are not included here:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Raphoe

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Raphoe

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Raphoe (Irish: Deoise Caitliceach Ráth Bhoth) is a Roman Catholic diocese in north-western Ireland. It is one of eight suffragan dioceses that are subject to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Armagh. The incumbent is The Most Rev. Dr. Philip Boyce, D.D., O.C.D. who was enthroned on 1 October 1995. The current vicar general of the diocese is The Rt. Rev. Daniel Monsignor Carr, V.G., P.P.. The See covers most of County Donegal in the civil province of Ulster. It contains 33 parishes. The bishop's residence - Ard Adomnán - is in the town of Letterkenny. It is located beside the Parochial House, near the Cathedral of St. Eunan and St Columba which is dedicated to the joint patrons of the diocese - Saints Eunan (also known as Adomnán) and Columba (also known as Columcille). The following is a basic list of the bishops of Raphoe since 1725:
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    Archbishopric of Salzburg

    Archbishopric of Salzburg

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archbishopric of Salzburg was a Prince-Bishopric and state of the Holy Roman Empire for many centuries. The diocese arose from St Peter's Abbey, founded in the German stem duchy of Bavaria about 696 by Saint Rupert at the former Roman city of Iuvavum (Salzburg). In the 13th century it reached Imperial immediacy and independency from Bavaria, and remained an ecclesiastical state until its secularisation to the short-lived Electorate of Salzburg in 1803. The Prince-Archbishops had never obtained electoral dignity; actually of the five Prince-archbishoprics of the Holy Roman Empire—with Mainz, Trier and Cologne—Magdeburg and Salzburg got nothing from the Golden Bull of 1356. The last Prince-Archbishop exercising secular authority was Count Hieronymus von Colloredo, an early patron of Salzburg native Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The bishopric's territory was roughly congruent with the present-day Austrian state of Salzburg. It stretched along the Salzach River from the Hohe Tauern range—Mt. Großvenediger at 3,666 m (12,028 ft)—at the main chain of the Alps in the south down to the Alpine foothills in the north. Here it also comprised the Rupertiwinkel on the western shore of the
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro (Latin: Archidioecesis Cagayanus) is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is a metropolitan see in the island of Mindanao which comprises the civil Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and the Dinagat Islands. Today, it is headed by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J and its seat is located at Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral in Cagayan de Oro City. During the Spanish era there was only the Province of Misamis which included the present Provinces of Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental, and was handled by the civil government from Cebu. The Recollect Missionaries came down from Cebu and started a mission in the province. Civil government of its own started only in 1901. And because one part of it was separated from the main by Iligan Bay, the government decided to divide the province into two. Misamis Oriental is the bigger portion. Today the Diocesan Cathedral is one of the 12 Cathedrals that was founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines. Before 1865, the whole of Mindanao island and Sulu were part of
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jinan

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jinan

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jinan (Latin: Zinanen(sis), Chinese: 濟南) is an archdiocese located in the city of Jinan in China.
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum (Latin: Khartumen(sis)) is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Khartoum in Sudan. The seat of the archbishop is St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Khartoum .
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. Lingayen-Dagupan is the Archdiocese in the Province of Pangasinan, on the island of Luzon. Its cathedral is St. John the Evangelist, and its co-cathedral is Epiphany of the Lord Parish in Lingayen. Historically, Pangasinan figures prominently as the battleground for many wars in the country. Lingayen Gulf was the headquarters of the Chinese pirate Limahong who came even ahead of the Spanish forces. In World War II Americans landed in Lingayen to resume military operations against Japan. Andres Malong, a Filipino officer commissioned with the Spanish forces, led the first revolt of the province in 1660.The Augustinian were the first missionaries to arrive in Pangasinan. But they found the people unresponsive, addicted to idolatry and the so-called Anitos. Unable to make much headway, they proceeded north to the Ilocos provinces, but not before having founded the big towns of Lingayen, Dagupan and Manaoag. Some secular priests and some Franciscans are also recorded as among the first missionaries of Pangasinan. But like the Augustinian, they
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montréal (Latin: Archdioecesis Marianopolitanus) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Quebec. The Archbishop of Montréal is Metropolitan of a province that includes the suffragan dioceses of Joliette, Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Saint-Jérôme, and Valleyfield. Until Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the Archdiocese was led by Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, with the assistance of Auxiliary Bishops Christian Lépine and Thomas Dowd (bishop). That day Pope Benedict XVI named Auxiliary Bishop Lépine to replace the retiring Cardinal Turcotte as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Montréal (Turcotte had led the Archdiocese for 22 years and had submitted his resignation to the Pope, per the requirements of Canon Law, when he turned 75 in 2011. Cardinal Turcotte was named by Pope Benedict to serve as the Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until Auxiliary Bishop Lépine's formal canonical installation as Archbishop at some time in the near future. Born in Montréal on September 18, 1951, Christian Lépine was ordained to the priesthood on September 7, 1983 (before entering the Seminary, he had attended the college militaire royal de St-Jean
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    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince

    • Size or Type: Archdiocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince (erected 3 October 1861) is a metropolitan diocese, responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Jacmel, Jérémie, Anse-à-Veau and Miragoâne and Les Cayes. The archdiocese was a vacant see following the death of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot, who was one of the many casualties of the 12 January 2010 earthquake when the Archdiocesan Chancery building collapsed. The archdiocese's chancellor was also reportedly killed. On the one year anniversary of the disaster, Pope Benedict XVI named Guire Poulard - who had been the Bishop of Les Cayes - as the new Archbishop of Port-au-Prince. At the same time he named Glandas Marie Erick Toussaint as the auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne (Latin: Dioecesis Cheyennensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering the state of Wyoming, as well as the parts of Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Idaho. It was founded on August 2, 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. Maurice Francis Burke was the first bishop. The see had been vacant from the July 2008 appointment of Bishop Ricken to the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin until the October 19, 2009 announcement of the appointment of Bishop-elect Etienne.
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor, (Irish: Deoise An Dúin Agus Chonaire) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland. It is one of eight suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh and is subject to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Armagh. The incumbent is Dr Noel Treanor. The geographic remit of the diocese includes much of counties Antrim and Down, stretching from Portrush and Portstewart to Kilkeel. The population of the diocese is about one million, of which approximately 30% are Roman Catholic. The diocese is Ireland's largest in terms of territory and second largest in terms of population. St Fergus (d. 583) is named as first Bishop of Down. The diocese of Connor was founded in 480 by St Macnissi, and St Malachy was bishop there (1124). The dioceses of Down and Connor were permanently joined in 1439. In 1670, as an effect of the Reformation, wars, and penal laws, in the whole of Down and Connor there were only 2500 Catholic families. When at length the pressure of penal legislation was removed Catholicism revived rapidly. In the period 1810-1840 no less than forty new Roman Catholic churches were built. The progress thus made under Dr Crolly
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River (Latin: Dioecesis Riverormensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States. It is led by the prelature of a bishop administering the diocese from the mother church St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River, Massachusetts. The diocese was canonically erected by Pope Saint Pius X on March 12, 1904, taking its territories from the Diocese of Providence in Rhode Island. It comprises the counties of Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket, as well as 3 towns in Plymouth County. Religious include the bishop, 147 priests currently serving in parishes, 90 permanent deacons, 16 religious brothers and 295 religious sisters. There are 96 parishes, 11 missions, a health care center, and 5 nursing homes. The total Catholic population of the area is approximately 357,075. There is one college, Stonehill, 5 high schools (Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Bishop Stang High School in Dartmouth, Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton, and Pope John Paul II High School, in Hyannis), 2 middle schools, 25 elementary schools and 1 Nursery
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath

    • Size or Type: Diocese
    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Diocese of Meath (Irish: Deoise na Mí) is a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Ireland. It is one of eight suffragan dioceses which are subject to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Armagh. The incumbent ordinary is the Most Reverend Michael Smith, who succeeded to the title on 16 May 1990. Although there had been abbot-bishops at Clonard Abbey since the sixth century, the diocese of Clonard proper was not formally established until 1111. It was one of the twenty-four dioceses established by the Synod of Rathbreasail. The diocese covered roughly the western part of the Kingdom of Meath with the bishop's seat located at Clonard Abbey. During the twelfth century the bishops of Clonard acquired most of Meath as their territory, and frequently used the title "bishop of Meath" or "bishop of the men of Meath". After Bishop Simon Rochfort transferred his seat from Clonard to Trim in 1202, the normal style became the "Bishop of Meath". From 1778 until the late 19th century it had its seat in Navan, County Meath. Charles Stewart Parnell's relationship with Mrs Katharine O'Shea led to the Bishop of Meath having a letter read at masses in the diocese in condemnation of the relationship. As
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey in California

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey in California

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey in California (Latin: Dioecesis Montereyensis in California) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese in the United States of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Central Coast region of California. It comprises Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Cruz counties. The diocese is led by an ordinary bishop; the bishop's cathedra is located at the Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, the mother church of the diocese, in Monterey, California. The diocese serves close to 200,000 Catholics in 46 parishes and 18 schools. The history of the Catholic Church in Monterey began with the establishment on the shores of Monterey Bay of Mission San Carlos Borromeo in 1770 by Father Junípero Serra, OFM. Father Serra moved the mission to Carmel the next year, which served as the headquarters of the chain of Spanish missions in California. In 1840, the Holy See erected the Diocese of the Two Californias to recognize the growth of the provinces of Alta California and Baja California; Monterey was chosen as the see city, although Mission Santa Barbara served as the pro-cathedral. This vast diocese included all Mexican territory west of the
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Greater Rochester region of New York State in the United States. The region that the Diocese comprises extends from its northern border on the south shore of Lake Ontario through the Finger Lakes region to its southern border at the New York-Pennsylvania border. While the diocese awaits a new bishop, the Apostolic Administrator is Bishop Robert Joseph Cunningham. The diocese comprises 12 counties in New York, with approximately 350,000 Catholics and over 125 faith communities (parishes), 39 diocesan elementary schools and 7 independent parochial high schools. The metropolitan for the diocese is the Archdiocese of New York. The cathedral parish for the diocese is Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester began on March 3, 1868, when Pope Pius IX entrusted eight counties (Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Cayuga, Yates, and Tompkins) within the Diocese of Buffalo to Bernard J. McQuaid, the first bishop of Rochester. The new diocese had about 54,500 Catholics in 35 parish churches and 29 mission churches. In 1896, the counties of Schuyler, Tioga, Chemung, and Steuben were
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Central Valley and Mother Lode region of California in the United States. It comprises the Counties of Alpine, Calaveras, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne. Also known as the See of Stockton, it is led by a bishop who pastors the 34 parishes and 12 missions. The mission statement of the diocese is: "We, the Catholic people of the Diocese of Stockton, transformed by Jesus Christ through Baptism; empowered by the Holy Spirit; nourished by the Eucharist; faithful to the mission of Christ; commit ourselves to be God’s heart of mercy and love, God’s voice of hope and truth, God’s hands of justice and healing to all people." Originally a part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Sacramento, the present-day diocese was established in 1962. The diocese is geographically and ethnically diverse. The majority of the population lives in the San Joaquin Valley. The two major population cities are Stockton and Modesto. The diocese has shown a significant population increase in all counties except Alpine County. The majority of San Joaquin Valley is
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior is in northern Wisconsin. It comprises the city of Superior and the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn in Wisconsin, with an area of 15,715 square miles (40,700 km). Its episcopal see is Superior, and the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior is the mother church. The diocese was established on May 3, 1905 by Pope Pius X. It was created from the northern part of the Diocese of La Crosse and the northwestern part of the Diocese of Green Bay, with Augustine Francis Schinner as the first bishop. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The following is a list of the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Diocese of Superior and their terms of service:
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in southern New Jersey, United States. Its ecclesiastic territory includes the counties of Burlington, Monmouth, Ocean, and Mercer (where the capital city of Trenton is located). Pope Leo XIII created the Diocese of Trenton in 1881, carving it out of the Diocese of Newark, which then covered all of New Jersey. When first created, the Diocese of Trenton, which has since been further subdivided, included 14 counties and covered two-thirds of the area of New Jersey. It had about 35,000 Catholics in a general population of 413,693, with 51 priests. Its first bishop was Michael J. O’Farrell. In its 128-year history, the diocese has been divided twice to establish new dioceses. Catholicism in the diocese dates back more than 250 years. Jesuit Father Joseph Greaton arrived in Philadelphia in 1729 and built Old St. Joseph Church, on Willings Alley at Fourth St. About 1732, he took charge of the West Jersey mission territory extending from Trenton to Cape May. A few years later, visits to the widely scattered Catholic families were recorded by Father Theodore Schneider, another Jesuit, who visited the iron
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester

    • Organisation: Roman Catholic Church
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the New England region of the United States. The geographic boundaries of the diocese are the same as those of Worcester County, Massachusetts, the geographically largest county of the state of Massachusetts. It is led by a prelate bishop who is pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Paul in the City of Worcester. The diocese was canonically erected on January 14, 1950 by Pope Pius XII. Its territories were taken from the neighboring Diocese of Springfield. The current and fifth bishop is Robert Joseph McManus. Auxiliary Bishops: In 2004, Bishop Reilly grouped parishes into "clusters". The purpose of this system is to allow communities to come together for a regional event. Also, priests may substitute for one another at a particular parish.
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