Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

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Diocese of Belleville

Dioecesis Bellevillensis
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Cathedral of Saint Peter
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Coat of arms
Country United States
Territory28 counties in southern Illinois
Ecclesiastical provinceChicago
MetropolitanBlase J. Cupich
Area11,678 sq mi (30,250 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
118,900 (13.2%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
EstablishedJanuary 7, 1887 (132 years ago)
CathedralSt. Peter's Cathedral
Patron saintImmaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
BishopEdward Braxton
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville (Latin: Dioecesis Bellevillensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Illinois region of the United States. It comprises the southern counties of the state of Illinois and is administered from the City of Belleville. The See city for the diocese is Belleville. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The cathedral parish for the diocese is the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Its current bishop is Edward Braxton.


The Diocese of Belleville was created on January 7, 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Alton.[1][2]


Bishops of Belleville[edit]

Auxiliary bishop[edit]

Other priest of this diocese who became Bishop[edit]

High schools[edit]

Summer Camps[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Belleville". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Belleville". Retrieved 2013-05-28.

External links[edit]

Media related to Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°31′18″N 89°59′43″W / 38.52167°N 89.99528°W / 38.52167; -89.99528