Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

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Diocese of Norwich
Dioecesis Norvicensis
St Patrick Norwich 1909.jpg
Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich
Location
Country United States
Territory Middlesex County, Connecticut, New London County, Connecticut, Windham County, Connecticut, Tolland County, Connecticut, and Fishers Island, New York.
Ecclesiastical province Province of Hartford
Metropolitan Norwich, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°31′50″N 72°04′38″W / 41.53056°N 72.07722°W / 41.53056; -72.07722Coordinates: 41°31′50″N 72°04′38″W / 41.53056°N 72.07722°W / 41.53056; -72.07722
Population
- Catholics

228,520 (32.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established August 6, 1953
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Patron saint St. Anne
St. Patrick
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Michael Richard Cote
Bishop of Norwich
Metropolitan Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair
Archbishop of Hartford
Map
Diocese of Norwich map 1.png
Website
norwichdiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Connecticut and New York. It was created on August 6, 1953 by Pope Pius XII.

Its canonical territory consists of the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Windham and Tolland. It also includes Fishers Island, N.Y. (Suffolk County). From 1781, Lebanon, just northwest of Norwich, is the place in which the Catholic "Mass was first celebrated, continuously and for a long period, within the limits of the State of Connecticut."[1]

Bishops[edit]

The following have served as bishop of the diocese:

  1. Bernard Joseph Flanagan (1953–1959)
  2. Vincent Joseph Hines (1959–1975)
  3. Daniel Patrick Reilly (1975–1994)
  4. Daniel Anthony Hart (1995–2003)
  5. Michael Richard Cote (2003–present)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Right Rev. Thomas S. Duggan, D.D., The Catholic Church in Connecticut, 1930, p.13-14

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