Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth

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Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth
Archidioecesis Halifaxiensis-Yarmuthensis
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth logo.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Halifax
Country Canada
Territory Central Nova Scotia
Ecclesiastical province Nova Scotia
Metropolitan Halifax, Nova Scotia
Area 21,770 km2 (8,410 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
207,900 (28.4%)
Parishes 71
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established February 15, 1842
Cathedral St. Mary's Basilica, Halifax
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Anthony Mancini

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth (Latin: Archidioecesis Halifaxiensis-Yarmuthensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese that includes part of the Province of Nova Scotia and includes the suffragan dioceses of Antigonish, and Charlottetown. Its current diocesan ordinary is Archbishop Anthony Mancini.


Originally a part of the Diocese of Quebec, the diocese of Halifax was established February 15, 1842 and included the whole of Nova Scotia. In 1844, the diocese was divided and in 1852, Halifax was elevated to an archdiocese.[1] The Archdiocese of Halifax covers 21,770 square kilometers.

As of 2006, the archdiocese contained 53 parishes, 64 active diocesan priests, 16 religious priests, and 161,125 Catholics. It also had 243 Women Religious, 17 Religious Brothers, and 28 permanent deacons.[2]

In December 2011, the Diocese of Yarmouth was merged with the Archdiocese of Halifax to create the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.[3]

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Halifax and their terms of service:[4]


  1. ^ Kevin Knight (2009). "Archdiocese of Halifax". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ David Cheney (14 March 2011). Archdiocese of Halifax page at "Archdiocese of Halifax". Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  3. ^ Diocese of Yarmouth joined with Archdiocese of Halifax
  4. ^ "Archdiocese of Halifax". Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 

Coordinates: 44°38′40″N 63°34′24″W / 44.6444°N 63.5733°W / 44.6444; -63.5733