Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee

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Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee
Dioecesis Pensacolensis–Talloseiensis
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee coat of arms.jpg
Country United States
Territory 20 counties in the Panhandle of Florida
Ecclesiastical province Miami
Area 14,044 sq mi (36,370 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
74,868 (5.4%)
Parishes 49
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established October 1, 1975 (41 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Pensacola)
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (Tallahassee)
Patron saint St. Thomas More
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop sede vacante
Emeritus Bishops John Ricard, S.S.J.
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee map 1.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee (Latin: Dioecesis Pensacolensis–Talloseiensis) is a Roman 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 Saint Thomas More. It is presently sede vacante.


The diocese was formed in 1975 by taking some jurisdiction from the Diocese of St. Augustine.[1][2]


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

  1. René Henry Gracida (1975–1983); appointed Bishop of Corpus Christi
  2. Joseph Keith Symons (1983–1990); appointed Bishop of Palm Beach
  3. John Mortimer Smith (1991–1995); appointed Bishop of Trenton
  4. John Ricard, S.S.J. (1997–2011)
  5. Gregory Lawrence Parkes (2012–2017)


High schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee". Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

External links[edit]

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola
Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Tallahassee

Coordinates: 30°26′N 87°12′W / 30.433°N 87.200°W / 30.433; -87.200