Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph

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Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph
Dioecesis Kansanopolitanae–Sancti Josephi
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Northern & Western Missouri
Ecclesiastical province St. Louis
Statistics
Area 15,429 km2 (5,957 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,513,005
137,900 (9.1%)
Parishes 87
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established September 10, 1880
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Co-cathedral Cathedral of St. Joseph
Patron saint Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Robert William Finn
Emeritus Bishops Raymond James Boland
Map
Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph.jpg
Website
www.diocese-kcsj.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph (Latin: Dioecesis Kansanopolitanae–Sancti Josephi) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Missouri in the United States. The bishop since May 2005 is Robert William Finn. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The see city for the diocese is Kansas City, Missouri. The cathedral parish is Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and its co-cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the seat of the diocese

History[edit]

On September 10, 1880, Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Kansas City, with territories taken from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Its first bishop was John Joseph Hogan. On July 2, 1956, the diocese incorporated part of the territory of the Diocese of Saint Joseph, which had been established by Pope Pius IX on March 3, 1868. On the same date in 1956 part of the Diocese of Kansas City's territory went to establish the Diocese of Jefferson City and the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese received its present name and boundaries at that time.[1][2]

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. John Joseph Hogan (1880–1913)
  2. Thomas Francis Lillis (1913–1938)
  3. Edwin Vincent O'Hara (1939–1956)
  4. John Patrick Cody (1956–1961)
  5. Charles Herman Helmsing (1962–1977)
  6. John Joseph Sullivan (1977–1993)
  7. Raymond James Boland (1993–2005)
  8. Robert William Finn (2005–present)

High schools[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific citations:

  1. ^ "Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ a b Robertson, Joe (January 24, 2013). "St. Mary’s High School closing earlier than expected". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°05′25″N 94°35′01″W / 39.09028°N 94.58361°W / 39.09028; -94.58361