List of Catholic dioceses (structured view)

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The Roman Catholic Church in its entirety contains 3,127 ecclesiastical jurisdictions, including over 640 archdioceses and 2,206 dioceses, as well as apostolic vicariates, apostolic exarchates, apostolic administrations, apostolic prefectures, military ordinariates, personal ordinariates, personal prelatures, territorial prelatures, territorial abbacies and missions sui juris around the world. In addition to these jurisdictions, there are 2,091 titular sees (bishoprics, archbishoprics and metropolitanates).

This is a structural list to show the relationships of each diocese to one another, grouped by ecclesiastical province, within each episcopal conference, within each continent or other geographical area.

The list needs regular updating and is incomplete, but as articles are written up, more will be added, and various aspects need to be regularly updated.

For an alphabetical list, see: List of Roman Catholic dioceses (alphabetical)

Contents

Map[edit]

This map visualizes the provinces of the Roman Catholic Church, as well as archdioceses (and other top-level entities) where provinces are not established.

Types of Catholic Dioceses[edit]

This refers to Catholic dioceses in the world, of all (Latin or Eastern) rites, as of 6 June 2015.

Type Total Filled Vacant
Holy See : St.Peter's Chair in Rome (papacy) 1 1 0
Patriarchal Sees (Patriarchates) 9 9 0
Titular Patriarchal Sees 4 3 1
Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses & Eastern Archeparchies) 548 531 17
Archiepiscopal Sees (Archdioceses & Eastern Eparchies) 77 69 8
Episcopal Sees (Dioceses & Eastern Eparchies) 2,212 2,048 165
Titular Metropolitan Sees & Eastern Archeparchies 96 10 86
Titular Archiepiscopal Sees & Eastern Archeparchies 88 8 80
Titular Episcopal Sees & Eastern Eparchies 1,904 1,056 848
Territorial Prelatures 42 39 3
Territorial Abbacies (Benedictine; often exempt) 11 9 2
Military Ordinariates (all exempt) 36 30 6
Personal Prelature (exempt) 1 1 0
Apostolic Vicariates 88 83 5
Apostolic Prefectures 39 17 22
Apostolic Administrations 8 8 0
Independent Missions (Missions sui iuris) 8 8 0

Additional types, exclusively for the Uniate (Eastern or Anglican) & Tridentine rites

Type Total Filled Vacant
Major Archdioceses (Eastern, Sui Juris) 4 4 0
Metropolitan Sees (Eastern Archdioceses) Sui Juris 5 5 0
Apostolic Exarchates (Exempt, Eastern) 16 13 3
Ordinariates for the Faithful of the Eastern Rites (Exempt) 8 6 2
Personal Ordinariates (Anglican Rite; all exempt) 3 3 0
Patriarchal Exarchates (Eastern) 10 8 2
Archiepiscopal Exarchates (Eastern) 5 4 1
Territories Dependent on the Patriarch (Eastern) 5 5 0
Personal Apostolic Administration (Tridentine rite; exempt) 1 1 0

Exempt Catholic Dioceses, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See[edit]

These (arch)dioceses are 'exempt' from belonging to any ecclesiastical province, hence only the Vatican can exert the authority and coordinating functions normally falling to the Metropolitan Archbishop. We group them here geographically.

  • Nevertheless most belong to an episcopal conference, in which case the more relevant mention is in its geographical region, as exempt dioceses as such don't have specific ties with each-other
  • Military Ordinariates are in pastoral charge of the troops of a state, but may be vested in a Metropolitan Archbishop, typically in the national capital
  • Also generally exempt are the Apostolic prefectures and Apostolic vicariates, which tend to be temporary missionary dioceses, expected to become part of an ecclesiastical province when promoted to regular (arch- or suffragan) bishopric.
  • The Personal Ordinariates for Uniate Anglicans (who turned away from Canterbury's primacy to Rome's) are allowed to use the Anglican Rite, which is counted as a Latin Rite (unlike the Eastern Uniate churches' four rites)
  • Eastern Ordinariates are in pastoral charge of all Eastern Uniates, of only those of Byzantine Rite or even just of the Armenian Rite, in one or more states of various Catholic churches without any proper diocese there, but are usually vested in a Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop, often in the capital;
  • Disregarded are many (archi)episcopal prelates in the Roman Curia, as their dicasteries don't constitute dioceses, although many posts there require by law or custom a(n arch)bishop (usually titular), just as the Vatican's diplomatic posts in nearly every national capital

Universal or transcontinental exempt dioceses (not counting minor dependencies)[edit]

European exempt dioceses[edit]

Asian exempt dioceses[edit]

New World exempt dioceses[edit]

African exempt dioceses[edit]

Europe (Latin and Uniate Rites)[edit]

For transcontinental Cyprus, Turkey and Azerbaidjan, see Asia

There are also 'meetings of episcopal conferences' for the (arch)bishops from countries belonging to:

Two Metropolitan archdiocese also use a now strictly local Latin rite besides the general Roman Rite: Ambrosian rite (Italian language) in Milan, Mozarabic rite (Latin language) in Toledo

Exempt dioceses in European countries without ecclesiastical province or national conference[edit]

Exempt (arch)dioceses, directly subject to the Holy See, each for a whole country
transcontinental Georgia and Armenia are both comprised in a single, exempt Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of the Caucasus, which has its see in the Georgian capital Tbilisi

Episcopal Conference of Albania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Shkodër-Pult (Roman Rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Tiranë-Durrës (mixed rites)

Episcopal Conference of Austria[edit]

Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Salzburg
Ecclesiastical Province of Vienna

Episcopal Conference of the Balkans - for Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia[edit]

The Republic of Macedonia has only the Diocese of Skopje, a suffragan in the province of the Bosnian Metropolitan Archbishop of Vrhbosna
Montenegro has no national level, but two dioceses
  • the exempt senior see: Archdiocese of Bar, directly subject to the Holy See
  • Diocese of Kotor, suffragan in the ecclesiastical province of the Croatian Metropolitan of Split–Makarska
Ecclesiastical Province of Beograd (Belgrado), covering Serbia

Episcopal Conference of Belarus[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Miensk-Mahiloǔ

Episcopal Conference of Belgium[edit]

Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Mechelen-Brussels, covering Belgium

Episcopal Conference of Bosnia and Hercegovina[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Sarajevo, covering all Bosnia and Hercegovina and ...

Episcopal Conference of Bulgaria[edit]

Bulgaria has no ecclesiastical province, only exempt Ordinariates, immediately subject to the Holy See, of two rites

Episcopal Conference of Croatia[edit]

Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Rijeka
Ecclesiastical Province of Sirmio, with see in Đakovo-Osijek
Ecclesiastical Province of Split-Makarska
Ecclesiastical Province of Zagreb (Roman and Byzantine rites)

Episcopal Conference of the Czech Republic[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bohemia (Metropolitan see at Prague)
Ecclesiastical Province of Moravia (Metropolitan see at Olomouc)

Episcopal Conference of England and Wales (parts of the UK)[edit]

also comprises -without separate dioceses- three European insular crown dependencies Man, Jersey and Guernsey
however the Military Ordinariate for Great-Britain for UK-based troops, being joint with Scotland, is exempt
Ecclesiastical province of Birmingham
Ecclesiastical province of Cardiff, for Wales
Ecclesiastical province of Liverpool
Ecclesiastical province of Southwark
Ecclesiastical province of Westminster

Episcopal Conference of France[edit]

(The ecclestiastical provinces' corresponding administrative regions are mentioned in parenthesis)

For overseas French dioceses, see under their continents and Episcopal conferences of Antilles (Central America) and Pacific (Oceania)
Exempt dioceses, directly subject to the Holy See
Dioceses of metropolitan France. Provinces are demarcated by bold lines and their sees (Metropolitan archdioceses) written in bold letters.
Ecclesiastical Province of Besancon (Franche-Comté and part of Lorraine)
Ecclesiastical Province of Bordeaux (Aquitaine)
Ecclesiastical Province of Clermont (Auvergne)
Ecclesiastical Province of Dijon (Burgundy)
Ecclesiastical Province of Lille (Nord-Pas-de-Calais)
Ecclesiastical Province of Lyon (Rhône-Alpes)
Ecclesiastical Province of Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and Corsica)
Ecclesiastical Province of Montpellier (Languedoc-Roussillon)
Ecclesiastical Province of Paris (capital region Ile-de-France)
Ecclesiastical Province of Poitiers (Poitou-Charentes and Limousin)
Ecclesiastical Province of Reims (Champagne-Ardenne and Picardy)
Ecclesiastical Province of Rennes (Brittany and Pays-de-la-Loire)
Ecclesiastical Province of Rouen (Upper - and Lower Normandy)
Eccleasiastical Province of Toulouse (Midi-Pyrénées)
Eccleasiastical Province of Tours (Centre region)

Episcopal Conference of Germany[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See 
Ecclesiastical province of Bamberg
Ecclesiastical province of Berlin (in the former GDR)
[Lower] Rhenish ecclesiastical province (aka Ecclesiastical province of Cologne)
Upper Rhenish ecclesiastical province (aka Ecclesiastical province of Freiburg im Breisgau)
Ecclesiastical province of Hamburg
Ecclesiastical province of Munich and Freising, in Bavaria
Ecclesiastical province of Paderborn, with suffragans in former GDR

Episcopal Conference of Greece[edit]

exempt (arch)dioceses, immediately depending from the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Mykonos, for various Aegean islands

Episcopal Conference of Hungary[edit]

exempt
Ecclesiastical Province of Eger
Ecclesiastical Province of Esztergom-Budapest
Ecclesiastical Province of Kalocsa-Kecskemét
Ecclesiastical Province of Veszprém

Episcopal Conference of Ireland, i.e. Irish Republic and Northern Ireland[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Armagh, including and mostly in Northern Ireland (part of the UK)
Ecclesiastical province of Cashel and Emly (Irish Republic)
Ecclesiastical province of Dublin (Irish Republic)
Ecclesiastical province of Tuam (Irish Republic)

Episcopal Conference of Italy, including San Marino and Vatican City State[edit]

Catholic provinces in Italy
Ecclesiastical Province of Rome
other exempt Italian (arch)dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See but not part of the province of Rome
Ecclesiastical Province of Venice
Ecclesiastical Province of Agrigento, on Sicily
Ecclesiastical Province of Ancona-Osimo
Ecclesiastical Province of Bari-Bitonto
Ecclesiastical Province of Benevento
Ecclesiastical Province of Bologna
Ecclesiastical Province of Cagliari, on Sardinia
Ecclesiastical Province of Campobasso-Boiano
Ecclesiastical Province of Catania, on Sicily
Ecclesiastical Province of Catanzaro-Squillace
Ecclesiastical Province of Chieti-Vasto
Ecclesiastical Province of Cosenza-Bisignano
Ecclesiastical Province of Fermo
Ecclesiastical Province of Florence
Ecclesiastical Province of Foggia-Bovino
Ecclesiastical Province of Genoa
Ecclesiastical Province of Gorizia
Ecclesiastical Province of L'Aquila
Ecclesiastical Province of Lecce
Ecclesiastical Province of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, on Sicily
Ecclesiastical Province of Milan
Ecclesiastical Province of Modena-Nonantola
Ecclesiastical Province of Naples
Ecclesiastical Province of Oristano
Ecclesiastical Province of Palermo, on Sicily
Ecclesiastical Province of Perugia-Città della Pieve
Ecclesiastical Province of Pesaro
Ecclesiastical Province of Pescara-Penne
Ecclesiastical Province of Pisa
Ecclesiastical Province of Potenza-Muro Lucano-Marsico Nuovo
Ecclesiastical Province of Ravenna-Cervia
Ecclesiastical Province of Reggio Calabria-Bova
Ecclesiastical Province of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno
Ecclesiastical Province of Sassari, on Sardinia
Ecclesiastical Province of Siena-Colle di Val d'Elsa-Montalcino
Ecclesiastical Province of Siracusa, on Sicily
Ecclesiastical Province of Taranto
Ecclesiastical Province of Turin
Ecclesiastical Province of Trento
Ecclesiastical Province of Udine
Ecclesiastical Province of Vercelli

Episcopal Conference of Latvia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Riga, covering Latvia

Episcopal Conference of Lithuania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Vilnius
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaunas

Episcopal Conference of Malta[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Malta

Episcopal Conference of the Netherlands[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Utrecht, covering the Netherlands proper

Episcopal Conference of Poland[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Białystok
Ecclesiastical province of Częstochowa
Ecclesiastical province of Gdańsk
Ecclesiastical province of Gniezno
Ecclesiastical province of Katowice
Ecclesiastical province of Kraków
Ecclesiastical province of Łódź
Ecclesiastical province of Lublin
Ecclesiastical province of Poznań
Ecclesiastical province of Przemyśl
Ecclesiastical province of Szczecin-Kamień
Ecclesiastical province of Warmia
Ecclesiastical province of Warszawa
Ecclesiastical province of Wrocław

Episcopal Conference of Portugal[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Lisboa (Lisbon)
Ecclesiastical Province of Braga
Ecclesiastical Province of Évora

Episcopal Conference of Romania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bucharest
Exempt Archdiocese (immediately subject to Rome, no province)

Episcopal Conference of the Russian Federation[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Moscow (partly in Asia- eastern Siberia)
also includes, in Asia, one exempt diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See:

Episcopal Conference of Scandinavia[edit]

Scandinavian Bishops Conference

All exempt, each directly subject to the Holy See, no province or national conferences
(and two more Nordic countries, not geographically part of Scandinavia proper, also both exempt)

Episcopal Conference of Scotland (part of UK)[edit]

the Military Ordinariate for Great-Britain for UK-based troops, being joint with England & Wales, is exempt
Ecclesiastical province of Glasgow
Ecclesiastical province of St Andrews and Edinburgh

Episcopal Conference of Slovakia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bratislava
Ecclesiastical Province of Košice

Episcopal Conference of Slovenia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Ljubljana
Ecclesiastical Province of Maribor

Episcopal Conference of Spain, its African territories and Andorra[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Barcelona, in Catalonia
Ecclesiastical province of Burgos
Ecclesiastical province of Granada
Ecclesiastical province of Madrid
Ecclesiastical province of Mérida-Badajoz
Ecclesiastical province of Oviedo
Ecclesiastical province of Pamplona
Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de Compostela
Ecclesiastical province of Seville, mainly comprising Andalusia
Ecclesiastical province of Tarragona
Ecclesiastical province of Toledo
Ecclesiastical province of Valencia
Ecclesiastical province of Valladolid
Ecclesiastical province of Zaragoza

Episcopal Conference of Switzerland[edit]

only exempt dioceses, each immediately subject to the Holy See
  • part of the French diocese of Annecy (in the ecclesiastical province of Lyon) is also on Swiss territory

Episcopal Conference of the Ukraine[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Lviv, covering the Ukraine, including the Russian-annexed Crimea

Central America (Roman rite)[edit]

Also included are a few South American Caribbean dioceses which are suffragans of Antillean Metropolitans

Episcopal Conference of the Antilles[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Castries - comprising several current and former British colonies in the Lesser Antilles.
Ecclesiastical province of Fort-de-France - comprising the French territories in the Caribbean.
Ecclesiastical province of Kingston in Jamaica - comprising several former and current British colonies in the Western Caribbean.
Ecclesiastical province of Nassau - comprising several current and former British territories to the north of the Caribbean.
Ecclesiastical province of Port of Spain - comprising several former British or Dutch colonies in the southeastern Caribbean and northern South America.

Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of San José de Costa Rica

Episcopal Conference of Cuba[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of San Cristóbal de la Habana
Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de Cuba
Ecclesiastical province of Camagüey

Episcopal Conference of the Dominican Republic[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See, but often held by the capital's archbishop
Ecclesiastical province of Santo Domingo
Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de los Caballeros

Episcopal Conference of El Salvador[edit]

Exempt military ordinariate, immediately subject to the Holy See,
Ecclesiastical province of San Salvador, covering El Salvador

Episcopal Conference of Guatemala[edit]

Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Guatemala
Ecclesiastical province of Los Altos Quetzaltenango-Totonicapán

Episcopal Conference of Haiti[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Cap-Haïtien
Ecclesiastical province of Port-au-Prince

Episcopal Conference of Honduras[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Tegucigalpa, covering Honduras

Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua[edit]

Exempt diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Managua, covering Nicaragua

Episcopal Conference of Panama[edit]

Exempt diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Panamá, covering Panama

Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of San Juan de Puerto Rico, covering Puerto Rico

North America (Latin and Eastern rites)[edit]

Exempt, without ecclesiastical conference

Episcopal Conference of Canada[edit]

Exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Edmonton, comprising most of the province of Alberta.
Ecclesiastical province of Gatineau, comprising the western and northern parts of the province of Quebec.
Ecclesiastical province of Grouard–McLennan, comprising the northernmost parts of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, as well as the Yukon and Northwest Territory.
Ecclesiastical province of Halifax, comprising the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Ecclesiastical province of Keewatin-Le Pas, comprising the northern parts of the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario, and the territory of Nunavut.
Ecclesiastical province of Kingston, comprising the central portions of the Canadian province of Ontario.
Ecclesiastical province of Moncton, comprising the province of New Brunswick.
Ecclesiastical province of Montréal, in Quebec, comprising the island of Montreal and surrounding areas to the north and south.
Ecclesiastical province of Ottawa, comprising the northeastern part of the province of Ontario and a small portion of Quebec.
Ecclesiastical province of Québec, comprising only the central part of the province of Quebec, centering on the provincial capital.
Ecclesiastical province of Regina, comprising the southern part of the province of Saskatchewan.
Ecclesiastical province of Rimouski, comprising the Gaspé Peninsula and the areas across the St. Lawrence River to the north, in the province of Quebec.
Ecclesiastical province of Saint Boniface, comprising the southwest part of the province of Manitoba.
Ecclesiastical province of St. John's, Newfoundland, comprising the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ecclesiastical province of Sherbrooke, comprising the part of the province of Quebec to the southeast of Montreal.
Ecclesiastical province of Toronto, comprising the southwest part of the province of Ontario, with the non-contiguous Diocese of Thunder Bay in western Ontario.
Ecclesiastical province of Vancouver, comprising most of the province of British Columbia.

Episcopal Conference of Mexico[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Acapulco
Ecclesiastical province of Tijuana (Baja California)
Ecclesiastical province of Léon (Bajío)
Ecclesiastical province of Tuxtla Gutierrez (Chiapas)
Ecclesiastical province of Chihuahua
Ecclesiastical province of Durango
Ecclesiastical province of Guadalajara
Ecclesiastical province of Hermosillo
Ecclesiastical province of Tulancingo (Hidalgo)
Ecclesiastical province of Jalapa (Xalapa)
Ecclesiastical province of México
Ecclesiastical province of Monterrey
Ecclesiastical province of Morelia
Ecclesiastical province of (Antequera (de)) Oaxaca (Oaxaca)
Ecclesiastical province of Puebla (de los Angeles)
Ecclesiastical province of San Luis Potosí
Ecclesiastical province of Tlalnepantla
Ecclesiastical province of Yucatán

Episcopal Conference of the United States of America[edit]

Exempt, immediately subject to the holy See
Provinces and dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. Each color represents one of the 32 Latin-rite provinces.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) divides the non-exempt dioceses of the United States (including Hawaii state, in Oceania; and a few overseas islands) into fourteen geographical regions, termed "Bishops' Regions" for the Roman rite provinces, and a fifteenth 'region' that consists of the Eastern rites (Uniate) Catholic eparchies and exarchate. These regions are not the canonical "ecclesiastical regions" described in canon 433 and 434, but are operated by an elected regional chairman.[1]

Bishops' Region I[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Boston, comprising the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Ecclesiastical province of Hartford, comprising the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, as well as Fishers Island in the state of New York.

Bishops' Region II[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of New York, comprising the state of New York except for Fishers Island.

Bishops' Region III[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Newark, comprising the state of New Jersey.
Ecclesiastical province of Philadelphia, comprising the state of Pennsylvania.

Bishops' Region IV[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Baltimore, comprising most of the state of Maryland as well as the states of Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia.
Ecclesiastical province of Washington, comprising the District of Columbia, 5 counties in southern Maryland and the Antillean United States Virgin Islands.

Bishops' Region V[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Louisville, comprising the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.
Ecclesiastical province of Mobile, comprising the states of Alabama and Mississippi.
Ecclesiastical province of New Orleans, comprising the state of Louisiana.

Bishops' Region VI[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Cincinnati, comprising the state of Ohio.
Ecclesiastical province of Detroit, comprising the state of Michigan.

Bishops' Region VII[edit]

Ecclesiasical province of Chicago, comprising the state of Illinois.
Ecclesiastical province of Indianapolis, comprising the state of Indiana.
Ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, comprising the state of Wisconsin.

Bishops' Region VIII[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, comprising the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Bishops' Region IX[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Dubuque, comprising the state of Iowa.
Ecclesiastical province of Kansas City, comprising the state of Kansas.
Ecclesiastical province of Omaha, comprising the state of Nebraska.
Ecclesiastical province of Saint Louis, comprising the state of Missouri.

Bishops' Region X[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Galveston-Houston, comprising the east and southeast parts of the state of Texas.
Ecclesiastical province of San Antonio, comprising the west and north of the state of Texas.
Ecclesiastical province of Oklahoma City, comprising the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Bishops' Region XI[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Los Angeles, comprising the southern part of the state of California.
Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco, comprising the northern part of the state of California and the states of Hawaii (in Oceania), Nevada and Utah[citation needed].

Bishops' Region XII[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Anchorage, comprising the state of Alaska.
Ecclesiastical province of Portland in Oregon, comprising the states of Idaho, Montana and Oregon, except for the parts of Yellowstone National Park in the states of Idaho and Montana.
Ecclesiastical province of Seattle, comprising the state of Washington

Bishops' Region XIII[edit]

(Also includes Diocese of Salt Lake City found in the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco[2])

Ecclesiastical province of Denver, comprising the states of Colorado and Wyoming, as well as the parts of Yellowstone National Park in the states of Idaho and Montana.
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe, comprising the states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Bishops' Region XIV[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Miami, comprising the state of Florida.
Ecclesiastical province of Atlanta, comprising the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Bishops' Region XV[edit]

This is not a geographical region, nor groups ecclesiastical provinces, but consists exclusively of US branches of various, generally Europe- or Asia- based, particular Eastern Catholic Uniate churches - see below Eastern Catholic Churches section for their particular hierarchies

Antiochian rites[edit]
Maronite Church
Syriac Catholic Church
Armenian rite[edit]
Armenian Catholic Church
Byzantine (Constantinian) rites[edit]
Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Romanian Catholic Church
Ruthenian Catholic Church

Eclesiastical province of the Ruthenian Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the only one whose chief passed to America

Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia

Syro-oriental rites[edit]
Chaldean Catholic Church
Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

South America (Latin and Uniate Rites)[edit]

Excluded here are a few Caribbean dioceses (notably in Cayenne (French Guyana) Guyana and Suriname) which belong to the ecclesiastical provinces of Antillean Metropolitans: ses Central America

Exempt diocese, directly subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of Argentina[edit]

(Roman and Eastern Uniate rites)

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Bahía Blanca
Ecclesiastical province of Buenos Aires
Ecclesiastical province of Córdoba
Ecclesiastical province of Corrientes
Ecclesiastical province of La Plata
Ecclesiastical province of Mendoza
Ecclesiastical province of Paraná
Ecclesiastical province of Resistencia
Ecclesiastical province of Rosario
Ecclesiastical province of Salta
Ecclesiastical province of San Juan
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe
Ecclesiastical province of Tucumán

Episcopal Conference of Bolivia[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Cochabamba
Ecclesiastical province of La Paz
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ecclesiastical province of Sucre

Episcopal Conference of Brazil[edit]

Catholic Ecclesiastical provinces of Brazil
exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Aparecida
Ecclesiastical province of Aracaju
Ecclesiastical province of Belém do Pará
Ecclesiastical province of Belo Horizonte
Ecclesiastical province of Botucatu
Ecclesiastical province of Brasília
Ecclesiastical province of Campinas
Ecclesiastical province of Campo Grande
Ecclesiastical province of Cascavel
Ecclesiastical province of Cuiabá
Ecclesiastical province of Curitiba
Ecclesiastical province of Diamantina
Ecclesiastical province of Feira de Santana
Ecclesiastical province of Florianópolis
Ecclesiastical province of Fortaleza
Ecclesiastical province of Goiânia
Ecclesiastical province of Juiz de Fora
Ecclesiastical province of Londrina
Ecclesiastical province of Maceió
Ecclesiastical province of Manaus
Ecclesiastical province of Mariana
Ecclesiastical province of Maringá
Ecclesiastical province of Montes Claros
Ecclesiastical province of Natal
Ecclesiastical province of Niterói
Ecclesiastical province of Olinda e Recife
Ecclesiastical province of Palmas
Ecclesiastical province of Paraíba
Ecclesiastical province of Passo Fundo
Ecclesiastical province of Pelotas
Ecclesiastical province of Porto Alegre
Ecclesiastical province of Porto Velho
Ecclesiastical province of Pouso Alegre
Ecclesiastical province of Ribeirão Preto
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Maria
Ecclesiastical province of São João Batista em Curitiba (Ukrainian Catholic, a Byzantine Rite)
Ecclesiastical province of São Luís do Maranhão
Ecclesiastical province of São Paulo (Roman and Byzantine rites)
Ecclesiastical province of São Salvador da Bahia
Ecclesiastical province of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro
Ecclesiastical province of Sorocaba
Ecclesiastical province of Teresina
Ecclesiastical province of Uberaba
Ecclesiastical province of Vitória
Ecclesiastical province of Vitória da Conquista

Episcopal Conference of Chile[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Antofagasta
Ecclesiastical province of Concepción
Ecclesiastical province of La Serena
Ecclesiastical province of Puerto Montt
Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de Chile

Episcopal Conference of Colombia[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Barranquilla
Ecclesiastical province of Bogotá
Ecclesiastical province of Bucaramanga
Ecclesiastical province of Cali
Ecclesiastical province of Cartagena
Ecclesiastical province of Ibagué
Ecclesiastical province of Manizales
Ecclesiastical province of Medellín
Ecclesiastical province of Nueva Pamplona
Ecclesiastical province of Popayán
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe de Antioquia
Ecclesiastical province of Tunja
Ecclesiastical province of Villavicencio

Episcopal Conference of Ecuador[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Cuenca
Ecclesiastical province of Guayaquil
Ecclesiastical province of Portoviejo
Ecclesiastical province of Quito

Episcopal Conference of Paraguay[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Asunción

Episcopal Conference of Peru[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Arequipa
Ecclesiastical province of Ayacucho
Ecclesiastical province of Cuzco
Ecclesiastical province of Huancayo
Ecclesiastical province of Lima
Ecclesiastical province of Piura
Ecclesiastical province of Trujillo

Episcopal Conference of Uruguay[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Montevideo

Episcopal Conference of Venezuela[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical province of Barquisimeto
Ecclesiastical province of Calabozo
Ecclesiastical province of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
Ecclesiastical province of Ciudad Bolívar
Ecclesiastical province of Coro
Ecclesiastical province of Cumaná
Ecclesiastical province of Maracaibo
Ecclesiastical province of Mérida
Ecclesiastical province of Valencia en Venezuela

Asia (Latin rites)[edit]

For transcontinental Armenia, Georgia, Cyprus and the Russian Federation, see Europe

Exempt dioceses or mission sui juris in Asian countries without episcopal conferences or ecclesiastical provinces[edit]

exempt, nation-covering diocesan circonscriptions, often not called after the see, each immediately subject to the Holy See
Missions sui juris (not requiring a prelate; just an ecclesiastical superior), immediately subject to the Holy See

Episcopal conference of the Arab region Latin bishops (also parts of North and Eastern Africa)[edit]

all exempt, i.e. no ecclesiastical province, but each immediately subject to the Holy See
in Asian Middle East:
in Africa: see there (for Egypt, Djibouti and Somalia)

Episcopal Conference of Bangladesh[edit]

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh

Ecclesiastical Province of Dhaka, covering all Bangladesh

Episcopal Conference of Burma (Myanmar)[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Mandalay
Ecclesiastical Province of Taunggyi
Ecclesiastical Province of Yangon

Episcopal Conference of China (PR, including Hong Kong and Macau; not Taiwan)[edit]

Exempt, each directly subject to the Holy See; many are truly vacant or under an Apostolic administrator; No Apostolic Vicariates)
Ecclesiastical Province of Anking
Ecclesiastical Province of Peking
Ecclesiastical Province of Changsha
Ecclesiastical Province of Chungking
Ecclesiastical Province of Foochow
Ecclesiastical Province of Canton
Ecclesiastical Province of Kweyang
Ecclesiastical Province of Hangchow
Ecclesiastical Province of Hankow
Ecclesiastical Province of Tsinan
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaifeng
Ecclesiastical Province of Kunming
Ecclesiastical Province of Lanchow
Ecclesiastical Province of Nanchang
Ecclesiastical Province of Nanking
Ecclesiastical Province of Nanning
Ecclesiastical Province of Mukden
Ecclesiastical Province of Hohot
Ecclesiastical Province of Taiyuan
Ecclesiastical Province of Sian

Episcopal Conference of East Timor[edit]

No ecclesiastical province, all exempt, i.e. each directly subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of India, including Bhutan[edit]

Roman rite provinces and dioceses of the Catholic church in India. The dioceses making up a province have different shades of the same colour

includes (italicized) various Eastern rite Uniate dioceses, notably Syro-Malankara (a Antiochian Rite) and Syro-Malabar (a Syro-Oriental Rite), either in Uniate provinces of their own particular churches, exempt (one Syro-Malankara) or (some Syro-Malabar) as suffragans of Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archbishops in their mixed-rite ecclesiastical provinces

Exempt diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Agra
Ecclesiastical Province of Bangalore (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Bhopal
Ecclesiastical Province of Bombay
Ecclesiastical Province of Calcutta (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Delhi (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Gandhinagar
Ecclesiastical Province of Goa and Daman (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Guwahati (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Hyderabad
Ecclesiastical Province of Imphal (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Madras and Mylapore (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Madurai (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Nagpur
Ecclesiastical Province of Patna (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Pondicherry and Cuddalorec (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Raipur
Ecclesiastical Province of Ranchi (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Shillong (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Thiruvananthapuram (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Verapoly (entirely Roman rite)
Ecclesiastical Province of Visakhapatnam (entirely Roman rite)
Syro-Malabar Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Eranakulam - Angamaly
Other Syro-Malabar eparchy (diocese), immediately subject to the Major Archbishop, but not part of his province
Syro-Malabar Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Changanassery
Syro-Malabar Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Tellicherry
Syro-Malabar Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Thrissur

Episcopal Conference of Indonesia[edit]

Exempt diocese, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Ende (on the Lesser Sunda Islands)
Ecclesiastical Province of Jakarta (in West Java)
Ecclesiastical Province of Kupang
Ecclesiastical Province of Makassar
Ecclesiastical Province of Medan (North Sumatra)
Ecclesiastical Province of Merauke (in Western New Guinea- (West) Papua, Irian Jaya)
Ecclesiastical Province of Palembang (on Sumatra)
Ecclesiastical Province of Pontianak (in West Kalimantan, on Borneo)
Ecclesiastical Province of Samarinda (in Kalimantan, on Borneo)
Ecclesiastical Province of Semarang (on Java)

Episcopal Conference of Iran[edit]

No ecclesiastical province, the Latin Rite has only the exempt Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ispahan, directly subject to the Holy See

The conference also includes Uniate Eastern Catholic bishops of two churches:

  • Chaldean Rite - four dioceses - archdioceses Ahvaz, Tehran (Metropolitan), Urmyā (Shahpur) and its sole suffragan, Salmas
  • Armenian Rite - diocese of Isfahan

Episcopal Conference of Japan[edit]

Exempt - the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross (for uniate Anglicans in Australia and Japan) has its see in Australia.
Ecclesiastical Province of Nagasaki
Ecclesiastical Province of Osaka
Ecclesiastical Province of Tokyo

Episcopal Conference of Kazachstan[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Mary Most Holy in Astana, covering all Kazachstan

Episcopal Conference of Korea (North and South)[edit]

exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Kwanju, in South Korea
Ecclesiastical Province of Seoul, including North Korea
Ecclesiastical Province of Taegu, in South Korea

Episcopal Conference of Laos and Cambodia[edit]

three exempt dioceses in Cambodia, no ecclesiastical province but directly subject to Rome
four exempt dioceses in Laos, no ecclesiastical province but directly subject to Rome

Episcopal Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei[edit]

Exempt (arch)dioceses in Brunei and Singapore (no provinces nor national episcopal conferences, immediately subject to Rome)
Ecclesiastical Province of Kuala Lumpur, in Peninsular Malaysia (Malaya)
Ecclesiastical Province of Kuching, in Sarawak state, on Borneo
Ecclesiastical Province of Kota Kinabalu, in Sabah state, on Borneo

Episcopal Conference of Pakistan[edit]

Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (P.C.B.C.)

Exempt, directly subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Karachi, in Sindh province
Ecclesiastical Province of Lahore, in Punjab province

Episcopal Conference of the Philippines[edit]

Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Caceres
Ecclesiastical Province of Cagayan de Oro
Ecclesiastical Province of Capiz
Ecclesiastical Province of Cebu
Ecclesiastical Province of Cotabato
Ecclesiastical Province of Davao
Ecclesiastical Province of Jaro
Ecclesiastical Province of Lingayen-Dagupan
Ecclesiastical Province of Lipa
Ecclesiastical Province of Manila
Ecclesiastical Province of Nueva Segovia
Ecclesiastical Province of Ozamis
Ecclesiastical Province of Palo
Ecclesiastical Province of San Fernando
Ecclesiastical Province of Tuguegarao
Ecclesiastical Province of Zamboanga

Episcopal Conference of Sri Lanka, including the Maldives[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Colombo

Episcopal Conference of Taiwan (officially Chinese Regional Bishops Conference)[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Taipei, covering Taiwan

Episcopal Conference of Thailand[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bangkok
Ecclesiastical Province of Thare and Nonseng

Episcopal Conference of Turkey[edit]

covering transcontinental Turkey, which is not comprised in an ecclesiastical province

Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of Vietnam[edit]

Episcopal Conference of Vietnam (Hội Đông Giám Mục Việt Nam), at Nha Trang

Ecclesiastical Province of Hanoi
Ecclesiastical Province of Hue
Ecclesiastical Province of Ho Chi Minh City

Oceania (Latin and Eastern Rites)[edit]

Episcopal Conference of Australia[edit]

Exempt (arch)dioceses (immediately subject to Rome, no province)
Ecclesiastical Province of Adelaide
Ecclesiastical Province of Brisbane, covering Queensland
Ecclesiastical Province of Melbourne, covering Victoria state
Ecclesiastical Province of Perth, covering Western Australia
Ecclesiastical Province of Sydney, covering most of New South Wales

Other Uniate Eastern dioceses[edit]

Episcopal Conference of New Zealand[edit]

See Australia for the Chaldean Catholic, Melkite and Ukrainian Catholic dioceses competent for both countries, with sees in Sydney, Syndey viz. Melbourne
cfr. infra Episcopal Conference of the [South] Pacific for three New Zealand island dependencies, notably the diocese of Raratonga (on the Cook Islands, also covering Niue) and the Mission Sui Iuris of Tokelau, both suffragans of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Suva
Exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Wellington

Episcopal Conference of the [South] Pacific (i.e. South Sea)[edit]

exempt diocese, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See
For the Ukrainian Catholics, see Australia, under Melbourne
The United States Minor Outlying Islands (U.S. Minor Islands) such as Wake, Midway, Johnston, which are Unincorporated Territories of USA, are administered by the US Military Ordinariate Archdiocese for the Military Services of the United States at Washington, D.C.
Honolulu, on and for Hawaii, however is a suffragan diocese in the province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco (California, USA)
Ecclesiastical Province of Agaña
Ecclesiastical Province of Nouméa
Ecclesiastical Province of Papeete, on and mainly for all French Polynesia (French overseas collectivity)
Ecclesiastical Province of Samoa-Apia (with see at Apia on Samoa, also for American Samoa)
Ecclesiastical Province of Suva

Episcopal Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Madang
Ecclesiastical Province of Mount Hagen
Ecclesiastical Province of Port Moresby
Ecclesiastical Province of Rabaul
Ecclesiastical Province of Honaira, covering the Solomon Islands

Africa (Roman rite)[edit]

Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (S.E.C.A.M.)

Most national churches are also part of an episcopal conferecne and a regional (subcontinetal) group of those, so we list them geographically:

Northern and Western Africa[edit]

One member of the Episcopal Conference of the Arab region Latin bishops - see Asia:

Episcopal Conference of North Africa[edit]

Mostly exempt dioceses, directly subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Alger, covering most of Algeria

Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (R.E.C.O.W.A.)

The West African subcontinent was previously covered by two language-distinct super-conferences:

Anglophone West Africa[edit]

  • Association of the Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa (A.E.C.A.W.A.), covering the five countries formerly under British colonial administration or founded from the US:
Episcopal Conference of Nigeria[edit]
Exempt dioceses, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Abuja
Ecclesiastical Province of Benin City
Ecclesiastical Province of Calabar
Ecclesiastical Province of Ibadan
Ecclesiastical Province of Jos
Ecclesiastical Province of Kaduna
Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos
Ecclesiastical Province of Onitsha
Ecclesiastical Province of Owerri
Episcopal Conference of Gambia and Sierra Leone[edit]
Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Freetown and Bo, covering Sierra Leone
Episcopal Conference of Ghana[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Accra
Ecclesiastical Province of Cape Coast
Ecclesiastical Province of Kumasi
Ecclesiastical Province of Tamale
Episcopal Conference of Liberia[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Monrovia

Non-Anglophone West Africa[edit]

  • Conférences Episcopales Régionale de l’Afrique de l’Ouest Francophone (C.E.R.A.O.), covering the countries formerly under French colonial administration; third-language countries are affiliated here, notably with Senegal :
Ecclesiastical Conference of Benin[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Cotonou
Ecclesiastical Province of Parakou
Ecclesiastical Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Bobo-Dioulasso, in Burkina Faso
Ecclesiastical Province of Koupéla, in Burkina Faso
Ecclesiastical Province of Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso
Ecclesiastical Province of Niamey, covering Niger
Episcopal Conference of Côte d'Ivoire[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Abidjan
Ecclesiastical Province of Bouaké
Ecclesiastical Province of Gagnoa
Ecclesiastical Province of Korhogo
Episcopal Conference of Guinea[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Conakry
Episcopal Conference of Mali[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Blantyre
Episcopal Conference of Togo[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Lomé
Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Cape Verde, Mauritania and Guinée-Bissau[edit]
Ecclesiastical Province of Dakar, covering Senegal
neither of the above West African super-conferences however covered the dioceses, all directly subject to the Holy See, in three countries formerly under Portuguese or (Franco-)Spanish colonial administration, now participating in the same ecclestiastical conference as ex-French Senegal

Eastern Africa[edit]

two exempt members (no ecclesiastical province, directly subject to the Holy See) of the Episcopal conference of the Arab region Latin bishops, see Asia:

Episcopal Conference of Ethiopia and Eritrea[edit]

Neither country has or is part of any Roman rite province.

Eritrea has no Latin hierarchy, even the post of Apostolic nuncio is held by the nuncio to Sudan in Khartoum.
Ethiopia has the following exempt apostolic vicariates and apostolic prefecture, each immediately subject to the Holy See
Eastern Uniate Alexandrian rite particular churches (Metropolitanates sui juris)[edit]

However, each country has an Alexandrian rite (like the Egyptian Copts, but in Geez language)) Uniate Metropolitan particular church 'sui juris', whose episcopates fully parttake in the joint Episcopal Conference

Ecclesiastical Province of Addis Abeba (Ethiopia, sui juris)
Ecclesiastical Province of Asmara (Eritrea, sui juris)

Episcopal Conference of Kenya[edit]

Exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Kisumu
Ecclesiastical Province of Mombasa
Ecclesiastical Province of Nairobi
Ecclesiastical Province of Nyeri

Episcopal Conference of Malawi[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Blantyre
Ecclesiastical Province of Lilongwe

Episcopal Conference of Sudan & South Sudan[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Juba
Ecclesiastical Province of Khartoum

Episcopal Conference of Tanzania[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Arusha
Ecclesiastical Province of Dar es Salaam
Ecclesiastical Province of Mwanza
Ecclesiastical Province of Songea
Ecclesiastical Province of Tabora

Episcopal Conference of Uganda[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Gulu
Ecclesiastical Province of Kampala
Ecclesiastical Province of Mbarara
Ecclesiastical Province of Tororo

Episcopal Conference of Zambia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Kasama
Ecclesiastical Province of Lusaka

Central Africa[edit]

This subcontinent is still covered by two distinct super-conferences:

  • Association of Episcopal Conferences of Central Africa, covering the three countries formerly under Belgian colonial administration: Congo, Burundi and Rwanda

Ecclesiastical Conference of Burundi[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bujumbura
Ecclesiastical Province of Gitega

Episcopal Conference of the Congo (Kinshasa )[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bukavu
Ecclesiastical Province of Kananga
Ecclesiastical Province of Kinshasa
Ecclesiastical Province of Kisangani
Ecclesiastical Province of Lubumbashi
Ecclesiastical Province of Mbandaka-Bikoro
  • Association of Episcopal Conferences of the Central Africa Region, covering countries formerly under French or Spanish colonial administration

Episcopal Conference of Rwanda[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Kigali

Ecclesiastical Conference of Cameroon[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda
Ecclesiastical Province of Bertoua
Ecclesiastical Province of Douala
Ecclesiastical Province of Garoua
Ecclesiastical Province of Yaoundé

Episcopal Conference of the Central African Republic[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bangui

Episcopal Conference of Chad[edit]

Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of N'Djamena

Episcopal Conference of the Congo (Brazzaville)[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Brazzaville

Episcopal Conference of Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Malabo

Episcopal Conference of Gabon[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Libreville

Southern Africa[edit]

  • Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (I.M.B.I.S.A.)
Exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, in a country without province or conference

Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé e Principe[edit]

Exempt, directly subject to the Hole See
Ecclesiastical Province of Huambo
Ecclesiastical Province of Luanda
Ecclesiastical Province of Lubango
Ecclesiastical Province of Malanje
Ecclesiastical Province of Saurímo

Episcopal Conference of the Indian Ocean (minor east coast island states)[edit]

Only exempt dioceses, each for a whole country (or two) without national conference, directly subject to the Holy See

Episcopal Conference of Lesotho[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Maseru

Episcopal Conference of Madagascar[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Antananarivo
Ecclesiastical Province of Antsiranana
Ecclesiastical Province of Fianarantsoa
Ecclesiastical Province of Toliara

Episcopal Conference of Mozambique[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Beira
Ecclesiastical Province of Maputo
Ecclesiastical Province of Nampula

Episcopal Conference of Namibia[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Windhoek, covering Namibia

Episcopal Conference of South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland[edit]

covers the dioceses in the republic of South Africa, and two neighbouring countries whose only dioceses belong to its provinces Botswana and Swaziland

  • The wider Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (I.M.B.I.S.A.) also includes Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe
Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ecclesiastical Province of Bloemfontein
Ecclesiastical Province of Cape Town
Ecclesiastical Province of Durban
Ecclesiastical Province of Johannesburg
Ecclesiastical Province of Pretoria

Episcopal Conference of Zimbabwe[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of Bulawayo
Ecclesiastical Province of Harare

Eastern Catholic Churches by Non-Latin rite[edit]

These retain many Orthodox traditions, even in the hierarchic terminology, such as calling bishoprics Eparchies and archbishoprics Archeparchies.

In many respects they fall outside the competences of the regular Roman Curia, where they are mainly administered by a special Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Their respective diocesan sttructures overlap with and are partially parallel to each-other, to the Latin rite Catholic church and to Orthodox churches, often 'sharing' a see. In addition, exempt, 'mixed' ordinariates for the Eastern Uniate churches without dioceses of their own are established in a few (European and Latin American) countries, directly subject to the Holy See

We present them grouped per ancient rite, or liturgical tradition

Exempt, joint ordinariates for all the Eastern faithful[edit]

Byzantine (Constantinian) rite Uniate churches (Europe- and Lebanon-based)[edit]

Exempt, joint Ordinariates for the Byzantine Rites faithful[edit]

(Greek-)Melkite Catholic Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Romanian Catholic Church (Major Archiepiscopal)[edit]

an ecclesiastical province sui juris, covering Romania
Exempt, i.e. Immediately subject to the Holy See'

Ukrainian Catholic Church (Major Archiepiscopal)[edit]

Synod of the Ukrainian Catholic Church

Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See
Ukrainian provinces and Metropolitan dependencies
Polish province
European dioceses, immediately dependent on the Major Archbishop, not part of his province
Overseas provinces and Metropolitan dependencies
Overseas Eparchies, suffragans of Roman Rote Metropolitan Archbishops

Hungarian Catholic Church (Metropolitan)[edit]

A single ecclesiastical province sui juris

Ruthenian Catholic Church (Metropolitan)[edit]

confusingly, here the more general adjective Byzantine is often used instead of Ruthenian
although its origines are, as the name suggests, in Ruthenia (now in the Czech Republic), that territory now constitutes its sole exempt diocese, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, while all other dioceses depend from the US-based Metropolitan head of the church
sole ecclesiastical province, the Metropolitanate sui juris, entirely in the USA - Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh
further directly dependendent on the Metropolitan

Slovak Catholic Church (Metropolitan)[edit]

Synod : Council of the Slovak Church

overseas diocese immediately subject to the metropolitan (not part of his province)

Croatian Catholic Church (Episcopal)[edit]

Italo-Albanese Catholic Church (Episcopal)[edit]

entirely exempt, i.e. each directly subject to the Holy See :

Albanese Catholic Church[edit]

Belarussian Catholic Church[edit]

No diocese presently, only an apostolic visitor for Belarus and another for abroad

Bulgarian Catholic Church[edit]

Greek Catholic Church[edit]

entirely exempt, i.e. each directly subject to the Holy See:

Macedonian Catholic Church[edit]

Russian Catholic Church[edit]

entirely exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See:

Alexandrian rite Uniate churches[edit]

Coptic Catholic Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Ethiopic Catholic Church (Metropolitan)[edit]

A single ecclesiastical province sui juris, covering Ethiopia (Synod styled Council of the Ethiopian Church)

Eritrean Catholic Church (Metropolitan)[edit]

A single ecclesiastical province sui juris, covering Erirea, which has no Roman rite diocese

Antiochian rite Uniate churches[edit]

Maronite Catholic Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Syrian Catholic (Syriac) Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church

Exempt, directly subject to the Holy See
Patriarchal ecclesiastical province
Patriarchal exarchates
Other (arch)dioceses (none Metropolitan), directly subject to the Patriarch (but not part of his province)
nominal Metropolitans, without suffragans, both in Syria

Syro-Malankar(a) Catholic Church (Major Archiepiscopal)[edit]

Exempt, immediately subject to the Holy See:
Ecclesiastical Province of Trivandrum
Ecclesiastical Province of Tiruvalla

Armenian Rite Uniates : Armenian Catholic Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Synod of the Armenian Catholic Church

Exempt, directly subject to the Holy See
Patriarchal ecclesiastical province of Cilicia (named after Ancient Cilicia, the part of Asia Minor (modern Turkey's Anatolia) where its see was originally)
other dioceses, immediately subject to the Patriarch, but not part of his province

Syro-oriental rite Uniate churches[edit]

Chaldean Catholic Church (Patriarchal)[edit]

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Major Archiepiscopal)[edit]

Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

Ecclesiastical Province of Eranakulam - Angamaly
Other dioceses, immediately subject to the Major Archbishop, but not part of his Indian province
Ecclesiastical Province of Changanassery
Ecclesiastical Province of Tellicherry
Ecclesiastical Province of Thrissur
Syro-Malabar dioceses, suffragans of Roman Catholic (Latin rite) Indian Metropolitan archbishops, hence part of their mixed-rite provinces

Other and various types of Catholic sees and jurisdictions[edit]

See also[edit]

Uniate churches[edit]

References[edit]

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