Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi

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Diocese of Corpus Christi

Dioecesis Corporis Christi
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Country United States
TerritoryCounties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and a portion of McMullin County
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of Galveston-Houston
MetropolitanCorpus Christi, Texas
- Catholics

388,878 (69.9%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedMarch 23, 1912
CathedralCorpus Christi Cathedral
Patron saintOur Lady of Guadalupe
Current leadership
BishopWilliam Mulvey
Bishop of Corpus Christi
Metropolitan ArchbishopDaniel DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Emeritus BishopsRené Henry Gracida
Edmond Carmody
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi (Latin: Dioecesis Corporis Christi) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on March 23, 1912.


Vicars Apostolic of Brownsville[edit]

  1. Dominic Manucy (1874-1884)
  2. Peter Verdaguer y Prat (1890-1911)

Bishops of Corpus Christi[edit]

  1. Paul Joseph Nussbaum (1913-1920), appointed Bishop of Saulte Sainte Marie-Marquette
  2. Emmanuel Boleslaus Ledvina (1921-1949)
  3. Mariano Simon Garriga (1949-1965)
  4. Thomas Joseph Drury (1965-1983)
  5. René Henry Gracida (1983-1997)
  6. Roberto González Nieves (1997-1999), appointed Archbishop of San Juan in Puerto Rico
  7. Edmond Carmody (2000-2010)
  8. William Mulvey (2010-present)

Coadjutor Bishops[edit]

Auxiliary Bishop[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Corpus Christi Cathedral

Coordinates: 27°44′34″N 97°24′07″W / 27.74278°N 97.40194°W / 27.74278; -97.40194