Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario

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For namesakes, see Diocese of London (disambiguation)
Diocese of London, Ontario
Dioecesis Londonensis
Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London.svg
The Coat of Arms of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London, Ontario
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Ontario
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toronto
Deaneries 7
Area 21,349 km2 (8,243 sq mi)
The territory comprises the following counties of Ontario: Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk, Perth, Huron, Lambton, Kent, & Essex.
- Total
- Catholics

444,310 (22.8%)
Parishes 131
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite (or Roman)
Established February 21, 1856
Cathedral St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica
Patron saint The Immaculate Conception
& St. Patrick
Secular priests 169
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ronald Peter Fabbro
Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins
Auxiliary Bishops Józef Andrzej Dąbrowski
Emeritus Bishops John Michael Sherlock

The Roman Catholic Diocese of London (Latin: Dioecesis Londonensis) is a Latin rite suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toronto in Ontario, southeastern Canada.

The present episcopal see of the Diocese, St. Peter's Cathedral, was built in a French Gothic Revival style from 1880 to 1885. It was raised to the status of a minor basilica by Pope John XXIII in December, 1961.

Statistics and extent[edit]

The Diocese covers the counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Lambton, Kent and Essex.

As per 2014, it pastorally served 811,000 Catholics (38.3% of 2,120,000 total) on 21,349 km² in 107 parishes and 1 mission with 203 priests (144 diocesan, 59 religious), 61 deacons, 228 lay religious (60 brothers, 168 sisters) and 11 seminarians.

The Diocese also runs St. Peter's Seminary, which is now affiliated with the University of Western Ontario.


Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of London, Ontario
Suffragan Bishops of Sandwich
Suffragan Bishops of London, Ontario

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