Allegheny (titular see)

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The Diocese of Allegheny 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 as a residential diocese.[1] Its territory was reunited with the diocese of Pittsburgh.

Since it no longer is a diocese for a diocesan bishop, it is today listed by the Catholic Church as a titular see.[2]

In Latin, the see is known as Dioecesis Alleghenensis, the Diocese of Allegheny.

The titular bishops of Allegheny have been:


  1. ^ See Catholic Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 829

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