Roman Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach

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Diocese of Palm Beach

Dioecesis Litoris Palmensis
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CountryUnited States
TerritoryFive counties in Eastern Florida
Ecclesiastical provinceMiami
- Catholics

259,729 (14.4%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 16, 1984
CathedralCathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
Patron saintOur Lady, Queen of the Apostles
Current leadership
BishopGerald Michael Barbarito
Bishop of Palm Beach
Metropolitan ArchbishopThomas Wenski
Archbishop of Miami
Emeritus BishopsJoseph Keith Symons
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Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
Diocesan Pastoral Center

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach (Latin: Dioecesis Litoris Palmensis) is a Catholic diocese in the U.S. state of Florida. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Miami. The patron saint of the diocese is the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title Queen of the Apostles. Its present bishop is Gerald Barbarito. The Diocese serves 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions.[1]


Pope John Paul II established the diocese on June 16, 1984 from territory taken from the Archdiocese of Miami and the Diocese of Orlando.[2][3]

See Sexual abuse scandal in Palm Beach diocese, which includes the resignations of Bishops Symons and O'Connell.

Bishops of Palm Beach[edit]

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

  1. Thomas Vose Daily (1984-1990), appointed Bishop of Brooklyn
  2. Joseph Keith Symons (1990-1998)
  3. Anthony Joseph O'Connell (1999-2002)
  4. Seán Patrick O'Malley, OFM Cap. (2002-2003), appointed Archbishop of Boston (elevated to Cardinal in 2006)
  5. Gerald Michael Barbarito (2003-present)

High schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Palm Beach". Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Palm Beach". Catholic-Hierarch. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Diocese of Palm Beach". Gcatholic. Retrieved 16 October 2017.

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Coordinates: 26°42′54″N 80°02′22″W / 26.71500°N 80.03944°W / 26.71500; -80.03944