Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich

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Diocese of Norwich
Dioecesis Norvicensis
Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich.svg
Coat of Arms
Country United States
Territory Middlesex County, New London County, Windham County, Tolland County, Connecticut, and Fishers Island, New York.
Ecclesiastical province Hartford
Metropolitan Leonard Paul Blair
Coordinates 41°31′50″N 72°04′38″W / 41.53056°N 72.07722°W / 41.53056; -72.07722Coordinates: 41°31′50″N 72°04′38″W / 41.53056°N 72.07722°W / 41.53056; -72.07722
- Catholics

228,520 (32.1%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established August 6, 1953
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Patrick
Patron saint St. Anne
St. Patrick
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Michael Richard Cote
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory or diocese in Connecticut and parts of New York. It was created on August 6, 1953 by Pope Pius XII.

Its canonical territory consists of the Connecticut counties of Middlesex, New London, Windham and Tolland. It also includes Fishers Island, N.Y. (Suffolk County). From 1781, Lebanon, just northwest of Norwich, is the place in which the Catholic "Mass was first celebrated, continuously and for a long period, within the limits of the State of Connecticut."[1]


Bishops of Norwich

  1. Bernard Joseph Flanagan (1953-1959), appointed Bishop of Worcester
  2. Vincent Joseph Hines (1959-1975)
  3. Daniel Patrick Reilly (1975-1994), appointed Bishop of Worcester
  4. Daniel Anthony Hart (1995-2003)
  5. Michael Richard Cote (2003-present)

Other priests of the diocese who became bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Right Rev. Thomas S. Duggan, D.D., The Catholic Church in Connecticut, 1930, p.13-14

External links[edit]

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich Official Site
  • Hart, Daniel, Most Rev. (1998). "Catholic Diocese of Norwich Connecticut". Retrieved March 3, 2006.
  • Catholic Hierarchy[self-published source]