Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph

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Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph
Dioecesis Kansanopolitanae–Sancti Josephi
Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph.svg
Country United States
Territory Northern & Western Missouri
Ecclesiastical province St. Louis
Area 15,429 km2 (5,957 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
137,900 (9.1%)
Parishes 87
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established September 10, 1880
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Kansas City)
Co-cathedral Cathedral of St. Joseph (St. Joseph)
Patron saint Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede vacante
Joseph Fred Naumann
(Apostolic Administrator)
Emeritus Bishops Robert William Finn
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph (Latin: Dioecesis Kansanopolitanae–Sancti Josephi) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Missouri in the United States. The seat is vacant since April 21, 2015, and the Apostolic Administrator is Joseph Fred Naumann. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The see city for the diocese is Kansas City, Missouri. The cathedral parish is Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and its co-cathedral is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the co-seat of the Diocese of Kansas City–Saint Joseph


On September 10, 1880, Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Kansas City, with territories taken from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Its first bishop was John Joseph Hogan. On July 2, 1956, the diocese incorporated part of the territory of the Diocese of Saint Joseph, which had been established by Pope Pius IX on March 3, 1868. On the same date in 1956 part of the Diocese of Kansas City's territory went to establish the Diocese of Jefferson City and the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese received its present name and boundaries at that time.[1][2]


The lists of bishops of the diocese and their years of service:


  1. John Joseph Hogan (1880–1913)
  2. Thomas Francis Lillis (1913–1938)
  3. Edwin Vincent O'Hara (1939–1956)
  4. John Patrick Cody (1956–1961)
  5. Charles Herman Helmsing (1962–1977)
  6. John Joseph Sullivan (1977–1993)
  7. Raymond James Boland (1993–2005)
  8. Robert William Finn (2005–2015)

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Specific citations:

  1. ^ "Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Kansas City-Saint Joseph". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ a b Robertson, Joe (January 24, 2013). "St. Mary’s High School closing earlier than expected". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 

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Coordinates: 39°05′25″N 94°35′01″W / 39.09028°N 94.58361°W / 39.09028; -94.58361