Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing

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Diocese of Lansing
Dioecesis Lansingensis
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw
Ecclesiastical province Detroit
Statistics
Area 6,218 sq mi (16,100 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,778,475
227,305 (12.8%)
Parishes 95
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established May 22, 1937 (79 years ago)
Cathedral St. Mary Cathedral
Patron saint Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Earl Boyea
Emeritus Bishops Carl Frederick Mengeling
Map
Diocese of Lansing map 1.jpg
Website
www.dioceseoflansing.org

The Catholic Diocese of Lansing (Latin: Dioecesis Lansingensis) is located in Lansing, Michigan. It encompasses an area of 6,218 square miles (16,100 km2) including the counties of Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw.[1] It is a suffragan diocese of the ecclesiastical province of Detroit.

History[edit]

Pope Pius XI created the Diocese of Lansing May 22, 1937 by taking territory from the Archdiocese of Detroit. In July 1971, Pope Paul VI separated territory from the Lansing Diocese and territory from the Diocese of Grand Rapids to form the new Diocese of Kalamazoo.[2]

Bishops[edit]

The ordinary of the Diocese of Lansing is a bishop whose episcopal see is located at St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing, Michigan.

The Diocese has had five ordinaries:[2]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

* Operates independently and with the blessing of the Diocese.

See also[edit]

St. Mary's Cathedral, Lansing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Lansing". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. 
  2. ^ a b "History". Catholic Diocese of Lansing. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°44′08″N 84°33′22″W / 42.73556°N 84.55611°W / 42.73556; -84.55611