Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

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Diocese of Cheyenne
Dioecesis Cheyennensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory The State of Wyoming
Ecclesiastical province Denver
Metropolitan Samuel Joseph Aquila
Population
- Catholics

49,459 (8.5%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established August 2, 1887
Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of the Assumption
St. Joseph
St. Therese of Lisieux
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Steven Biegler
Emeritus Bishops Joseph Hubert Hart
Map
Diocese of Cheyenne map.png
Website
dioceseofcheyenne.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne (Latin: Dioecesis Cheyennensis) is a Roman Catholic Latin rite suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Denver.

The cathedral episcopal see and mother church is St. Mary's Cathedral, located in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

History[edit]

On 2 August 1887, Pope Leo XIII erected the Diocese of Cheyenne, on territory split off from the Diocese of Omaha.[1]

Statistics and extent[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 54,995 Catholics (9.5% of 576,412 total) on 252,552 km² in 37 parishes, 64 priests (61 diocesan, 3 religious), 37 deacons, 17 lay religious (3 brothers, 14 sisters), 10 seminarians.[1]

The bishopric covers the state of Wyoming, as well as the parts of Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Idaho.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Cheyenne
  1. Maurice Francis Burke (1887.08.09 – 1893.06.19), next Bishop of Saint Joseph (USA) (1893.06.19 – death 1923.03.17)
  2. Thomas Mathias Lenihan (1896.11.30 – death 1901.12.15)
  3. James Keane (1902.06.10 – 1911.08.11), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Dubuque (USA) (1911.08.11 – 1929.08.02)
  4. Patrick McGovern (1912.01.19 – death 1951.11.08)
  5. Hubert Newell (1951.11.08 – retired 1978.01.03), succeeded as former Coadjutor Bishop of Cheyenne (1947.08.02 – 1951.11.08) and Titular Bishop of Zapara (1947.08.02 – 1951.11.08); died 1987
  6. Joseph Hubert Hart (1978.04.25 – retired 2001.09.26), succeeded as former Auxiliary Bishop of Cheyenne (1976.07.01 – 1978.04.25) and Titular Bishop of Thimida regia (1976.07.01 – 1978.04.25)
  7. David L. Ricken (2001.09.26 – 2008.07.09), succeeded as former Coadjutor Bishop of Cheyenne (1999.12.14 – 2001.09.26); next Bishop of Green Bay (USA) (2008.07.09 – ...)
  8. Paul D. Etienne (19 October 2009 – 4 October 2016.10.04), previously Rev. in Indianapolis, next Metropolitan Archbishop of Anchorage (Alaska, USA) (2016.10.04 – ...) [2]
  9. Bishop-elect Steven Biegler (16 March 2017 - ... ), was Rev. in Diocese of Rapid City, no previous prelature.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/chey0.htm GCatholic
  2. ^ Evans, Baylie (20 October 2009). "Pope names a new bishop for Wyoming". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
St. Mary's Cathedral

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°08′44″N 104°48′07″W / 41.14556°N 104.80194°W / 41.14556; -104.80194