Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas

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Diocese of Las Vegas
Dioecesis Campenis
Coat Of Arms Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas.svg
Country United States
Territory Counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine
Ecclesiastical province San Francisco
Area 39,688 sq mi (102,790 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
732,000 [1] (36.9%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 21, 1995[1]
Cathedral Guardian Angel Cathedral
Patron saint St. Peter the Apostle
St. Paul the Apostle
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Joseph A. Pepe
Bishop of Las Vegas
Diocese of Las Vegas map 1.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas (Latin: Dioecesis Campenis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Nevada region of the United States. It comprises the Counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine and is governed from the City of Las Vegas. The Bishop of Las Vegas has his liturgical and canonical seat (cathedra) at the Guardian Angel Cathedral.

Guardian Angel Cathedral in Las Vegas.

The See of Las Vegas is a suffragan diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Other suffragan sees include the dioceses of Honolulu, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Stockton.


Originally a part of the Dioceses of Sacramento and Salt Lake City and later the Diocese of Reno, Pope John Paul II established the diocese on March 21, 1995 and was canonically erected on June 28.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas is The Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe. On April 6, 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed Monsignor Pepe as the second bishop of the diocese. The episcopal ordination and installation of Bishop Pepe was celebrated on May 31, 2001.


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

  1. Daniel F. Walsh (1995-2000)
  2. Joseph A. Pepe (2001–present)



  • Ellen F. Ayoub (1995–2006)[2]
  • Dr. Richard Facciolo (2006–2008)[3]
  • Catherine Thompson (?–present)

High Schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

  • St. Viator School
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
  • St. Francis de Sales School
  • Our Lady of Las Vegas School
  • St. Christopher School
  • St. Anne Catholic School

See also[edit]

Diocesan Pastoral Center


  1. ^ a b "". Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Ellen Ayoub | Diocese of Metuchen |". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Diocese turns its focus to education". Retrieved 2016-01-08. 

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Coordinates: 36°10′30″N 115°08′11″W / 36.17500°N 115.13639°W / 36.17500; -115.13639