List of Roman Catholic dioceses

This is a rather incomplete list of Roman Catholic dioceses, listing several hundred of the approximately 3000 dioceses of the Church. Those dioceses which are archdioceses are marked in bold type and are also separately listed at List of Roman Catholic archdioceses.

Alphabetical list

A-B C-J K-R S-Z

Other dioceses

A-L M-Z
  • Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, the Philippines
  • Prefecture Apostolic of Quetta, Pakistan
  • Territorial Prelature of Xingu, Brazil
  • Territorial Prelature of Yauyos, Peru
  • Prefecture Apostolic of Yixian, China
  • Prefecture Apostolic of Yueyang, China
  • Prefecture Apostolic of Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russia

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diocese is an administrative territorial unit administrated by a bishop, hence also referred to as a bishopric or Episcopal Area (as in United Methodism) or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop.
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diocese is an administrative territorial unit administrated by a bishop, hence also referred to as a bishopric or Episcopal Area (as in United Methodism) or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop.
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The following is a current list of Roman Catholic archdioceses ordered by country and continent.

Many smaller countries, and those with small Roman Catholic populations, lack large umbrella archdioceses and have immediately subject vicariates, dioceses, ordinariates,
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The Diocese of Aachen is one of 22 Roman Catholic dioceses in Germany. It is also one of 7 dioceses that has a population that is in majority catholic, in this case 57.6 %. However, with 11.5% this diocese has also one of the lowest numbers of worshippers on Sunday.
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The Diocese of Aba is a Roman Catholic diocese in Nigeria. It was erected on April 2, 1990, with Vincent Ezeonya being made its first bishop.

External link

  • Diocese of Aba

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The Diocese of Abaetetuba is a Roman Catholic diocese in Brazil. It was erected as the Territorial Prelature of Abaeté do Tocantins on November 25, 1961, with João (Giovanni) Gazza being made its first bishop.
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The Diocese of Abakaliki a Roman Catholic diocese in Nigeria. It was erected on March 1, 1973 from the territory of the Diocese of Ogoja with Thomas McGettrick being made its first bishop.
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The Diocese of Abancay is a Roman Catholic diocese in the Netherlands. It was erected on Qpril 28, 1958 from the territory of the Archdiocese of Cuzco with Alcides Mendoza Castro being made its first bishop.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abengourou is a diocese located in the city of Abengourou in the Ecclesiastical province of Bouaké in Côte d'Ivoire.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta is a diocese located in the city of Abeokuta in the Ecclesiastical province of Lagos in Nigeria.

History

  • October 24, 1997: Established as Diocese of Abeokuta from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lagos


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The Diocese of Aberdeen is a Roman Catholic diocese in Scotland.

Early history

A see was founded in 1063 at Mortlach by Blessed Beyn. The earliest mention of the old See of Aberdeen is in the charter of the foundation, by the Earl of Buchan, of the Church of Deer (c.
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abidjan is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire.

History

  • 1895.06.28: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Costa d'Avorio from the Apostolic Prefecture of Gold Coast in Ghana
  • 1911.11.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abomey is a diocese located in the city of Abomey in the Ecclesiastical province of Cotonou in Benin.

History

  • April 5, 1963: Established as Diocese of Abomey from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cotonou and Diocese of Porto Novo

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Abuja in Nigeria.

History

  • 1981.11.06: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Abuja from the Diocese of Minna
  • 1989.06.

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The Archdiocese of Acapulco (Latin: Archidioecesis Acapulcanus) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese located in the Mexican port city of Acapulco, Guerrero. It is currently led by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco, and auxiliary bishop Juan Navarro Castellanos.
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Accra is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Accra in Ghana.

History

  • 1943.12.02: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Accra from the Apostolic Vicariate of Gold Coast
  • 1947.06.

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The Diocese of Achonry is a Roman Catholic diocese in the western part of Ireland. There are twenty-three parishes in the diocese, located in Counties Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.
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The Archdiocese of Addis Abeba is the Metropolitan See for the Ecclesiastical province of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

History

  • 1839: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Abyssinia (from Apostolic Vicariate of Syria, Egypt, Arabia and Cyprus, Syria)

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in South Australia. It is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of Darwin and Port Pirie.

Bishops and Archbishops of Adelaide

  • Francis Murphy (1843-1858)

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Agaña is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It comprises the overseas dependency of Guam. The prelate is an archbishop which pastors the motherchurch, Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Agboville is a diocese located in the city of Agboville in the Ecclesiastical province of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire.

History

  • October 14, 2006: Established as Diocese of Agboville from the Diocese of Yopougon


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The Diocese of Agen is a French Roman Catholic diocese.[1][2]

The diocese comprises the Département of Lot and Garonne. It has been successively suffragan to the archdioceses of Bordeaux (under the old regime), Toulouse (1802-22), and Bordeaux again
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Aguascalientes (erected 27 August 1899) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

Ordinaries

  • José María de Jesús Portugal y Serratos, O.F.M.

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ahiara is a diocese located in the city of Ahiara in the Ecclesiastical province of Onitsha in Nigeria.

History

  • November 18, 1987: Established as Diocese of Ahiara from the Diocese of Owerri

Special Churches


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The diocese of Ajaccio (Adjax or Ajax in Latin) comprises the whole island of Corsica. It was formerly a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Pisa, but since the French Concordat of 1801, has been a suffragan of Aix.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (Latin: Dioecesis Albanensis) covers 14 counties in Eastern New York (Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington).
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The current Catholic archdiocese with its see at Albi is officially Albi, Castres and Lavaur, and is coextensive with the department of Tarn, in Southern France. The office of Bishop of Albi has existed in the Christian church.
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall is a Roman Catholic diocese that includes part of the Province of Ontario. The diocese was created by Leo XIII on January 23, 1890.
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The Diocese of Alexandria is the Roman Catholic diocese for central Louisiana, based in Alexandria. It encompasses the parishes, or counties, of Avoyelles, Rapides, Vernon, Natchitoches, Winn, Caldwell, Madison, Franklin, Tensas, Concordia, Cathoula, Lasalle, and Grant.
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