Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

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Diocese of Cheyenne
Dioecesis Cheyennensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne.svg
Country United States
Territory The State of Wyoming
Ecclesiastical province Province of Denver
Metropolitan Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Catholics

49,459 (8.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established August 2, 1887
Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Joseph
St. Therese of Lisieux
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul D. Etienne
Bishop of Cheyenne
Metropolitan Archbishop Samuel Joseph Aquila
Archbishop of Denver
Emeritus Bishops Joseph Hubert Hart
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne (Latin: Dioecesis Cheyennensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering the state of Wyoming, as well as the parts of Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Idaho. St. Mary's Cathedral is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.


The diocese was founded on August 2, 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. Maurice Francis Burke was the first bishop. The see had been vacant from the August 2008 installation of Bishop Ricken in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin until the October 19, 2009 announcement of the appointment of Bishop-elect Etienne.[1]


  1. Maurice Francis Burke (1887–1897)
  2. Thomas Mathias Lenihan (1897–1902)
  3. James Keane (1902–1911)
  4. Patrick McGovern (1912–1951)
  5. Hubert Newell (1951–1978)
  6. Joseph Hubert Hart (1978–2001)
  7. David Laurin Ricken (2001–2008)
  8. Paul D. Etienne (2009–)

Province of Denver[edit]

See: List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Denver

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St. Mary's Cathedral

Coordinates: 41°08′44″N 104°48′07″W / 41.14556°N 104.80194°W / 41.14556; -104.80194