Allegheny (titular see)

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The Diocese of Allegheny is a titular see in the Roman Catholic Church. The first titular bishop was appointed to this see on 29 October 1971. In Latin, the see is known as Dioecesis Alleghenensis. The see was created from the Diocese of Pittsburgh on 11 January 1876, and Bishop Michael Domenec appointed as its ordinary. The new diocese had 8 counties, with an area of 6530 sq. miles, leaving the parent diocese 6 counties, and an area of 4784 sq. miles. When Bishop Domenec died, the see was suppressed.[1] Its territory was reunited with the diocese of Pittsburgh.

Since 1971, Allegheny has been given as a titular see to bishops from the United States. The current titular bishop of Allegheny is John Walter Flesey, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, appointed in 2004. Former titular bishops of Allegheny include:


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Coordinates: 40°45′N 80°02′W / 40.750°N 80.033°W / 40.750; -80.033