Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

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Diocese of Belleville
Dioecesis Bellevillensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville.svg
Country United States
Territory 28 counties in southern Illinois
Ecclesiastical province Chicago
Metropolitan Chicago
Area 11,678 sq mi (30,250 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
118,900 (13.2%)
Parishes 117
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established January 7, 1887 (130 years ago)
Cathedral St. Peter's Cathedral
Patron saint Immaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Edward 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]


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

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St. Peter's Cathedral

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