Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

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Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama
Dioecesis Birminghamiensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.svg
The coat of arms of the Diocese of Birmingham
Country United States
Territory Northern Alabama
Ecclesiastical province Province of Mobile
- Catholics

104,000 (3.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 June 1969
(split from Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham)
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Paul
Patron saint Saint Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis

Robert Joseph Baker

Bishop of Birmingham
Metropolitan Archbishop

Thomas John Rodi

Archbishop of Mobile
Diocese of Birmingham.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church that encompasses the northern 39 counties of the U.S. state of Alabama.[1] It was erected on December 9, 1969, when it was split from the Archdiocese of Mobile. The diocese is part of the ecclesiastical province of Mobile.

EWTN's studios are located within the borders of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.

The Cathedral of Saint Paul, in Birmingham, Alabama serves as the Episcopal see of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama.


Diocesan bishops[edit]

The diocesan bishops of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama and dates of service:

Bishops who once were priests of the Diocese of Birmingham[edit]

The following men began their service as priests in Birmingham before being appointed bishops elsewhere:


  • William McDermott, Bishop of the Diocese of Huancavélica, Peru. Ordained a priest in 1955 for the Diocese of Birmingham.[2]


High schools[edit]

* Operated independent of Diocese.

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ William Dermott Molloy McDermott
  3. ^ Ordained a priest in 1979. Cheney, David M., Retrieved 2009-10-08.
  4. ^ Pope appoints American as first Nuncio to Malaysia. O'Connell, Gerard., [1]. Retrieved 01-17-2013.


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Coordinates: 33°39′12″N 86°48′32″W / 33.65333°N 86.80889°W / 33.65333; -86.80889