Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Miami

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The Ecclesiastical Province of Miami is a Catholic ecclesiastical province covering the U.S. state of Florida. Its metropolitan bishop is the Archbishop of Miami, head of the Archdiocese of Miami. The province additionally includes the suffragan dioceses of Orlando, Palm Beach, Pensacola-Tallahassee, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, and Venice.


Pope Paul VI made Miami a metropolitan see in 1968.


There were 218 Catholic schools in Florida in 2008. Elementary schools are accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. Catholic high schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[1] In 2009, there were about 87,000 Catholic school students in Florida.[2]

There were 35 secondary schools in Florida in 2009. They graduated 5,500 students.[3]


There were 49,000 Knights of Columbus in Florida in 2009.[4]


The following archbishops have served as Metropolitans of the Province:

  1. Archbishop Coleman Carroll (1968–1977) (had been bishop of Miami since 1958)
  2. Archbishop Edward Anthony McCarthy (1976–1994)
  3. Archbishop John Favalora 1994-2010
  4. Archbishop Thomas Wenski 2010 - current

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  1. ^ FYI. The Florida Catholic. January 16–29, 2009. 
  2. ^ Osborne, Karen (28 August – 10 September 2009). "New Year, more reasons to love state's Catholic schools". Orlando, Florida: Florida Catholic. pp. A1. 
  3. ^ "Congratulations and blessings - class of 2009". Orlando, Florida: The Florida Catholic. 5–18 June 2009. pp. B2. 
  4. ^ Ramsey, Lynn (5–18 June 2009). "The Knight is young in Florida". Orlando, Florida: Florida Catholic. p. 1.