Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile

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Archdiocese of Mobile
Archidioecesis Mobiliensis
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.svg
Territory Lower half of Alabama
Ecclesiastical province Province of Mobile
- Catholics

66,000 (4.0%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1825
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint Immaculate Conception (Primary)
Irenaeus of Lyons, Michael the Archangel (Secondary)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Thomas John Rodi
Emeritus Bishops Oscar Hugh Lipscomb
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The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile.

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.[1] 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.


The archdiocese was originally established in 1825, as Vicariate Apostolic of Alabama and the Floridas. It was established as the Diocese of Mobile on May 15, 1829. The name changed to the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham on July 9, 1954, and was redesignated as the Diocese of Mobile on June 28, 1969. The diocese was elevated to the Archdiocese of Mobile on November 16, 1980.


The bishops and archbishops of the Archdiocese of Mobile and dates of service:

Joseph Aloysius Durick served as Auxiliary Bishop of Mobile-Birmingham (1954–1963), and later served as Bishop of Nashville.


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Coordinates: 30°41′21″N 88°02′46″W / 30.68917°N 88.04611°W / 30.68917; -88.04611