Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro

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Diocese of Owensboro
Dioecesis Owensburgensis
St. Stephen Cathedral - Owensboro.jpg
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Owensboro
Country United States
Territory Western Kentucky
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Louisville
- Catholics

51,847 (6.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 9, 1937
Cathedral St. Stephen's Cathedral
Patron saint St. Stephen
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop William Medley
Bishop of Owensboro
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Edward Kurtz
Archbishop of Louisville
Emeritus Bishops John Jeremiah McRaith
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro (Latin: Dioecesis Owensburgensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky founded on December 9, 1937.

The diocese is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Louisville. The current bishop, William Medley, was the pastor of Saint Bernadette Parish of the Archdiocese of Louisville prior to his consecration which took place February 10, 2010.[1] The cathedral in Owensboro is named after St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian church.


The list of bishops and their years of service:

  1. Francis Ridgley Cotton (1937–1960)
  2. Henry Joseph Soenneker (1961–1982)
  3. John Jeremiah McRaith (1982–2009)
  4. William Francis Medley (2009-present)[1]

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Coordinates: 37°45′28″N 87°07′06″W / 37.75778°N 87.11833°W / 37.75778; -87.11833