Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough

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Not to be confused with the Anglican Diocese of Peterborough in England (UK)
Diocese of Peterborough
Dioecesis Peterboroughensis
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Kingston
Metropolitan Most Rev. Brendan O'Brien
- Catholics

100,000 (25.2%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established July 11, 1882
Cathedral Saint Peter-in-Chains
Patron saint St. Peter & St. Patrick
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. Daniel J. Miehm
Vicar General Fr. Joseph Moran

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough (Latin: Dioecesis Peterboroughensis) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario that includes part of the federal Province of Ontario in inland Canada.

Its episcopal see is the Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains in Peterborough, Ontario. On March 10, 2017, the Pope named former Hamilton Auxiliary Bishop Daniel J. Miehm as the new Bishop of Peterborough.[1]


Statistics and extent[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 61,700 Catholics (13.8% of 447,000 total) on 25,900 km² in 40 parishes and a mission with 69 priests (56 diocesan, 13 religious), 8 deacons, 92 lay religious (13 brothers, 79 sisters) and 3 seminarians.

As of 2006, the diocese contained 88,741 Catholics in 43 parishes, 104 priests, 9 religious priests, 101 Women Religious and 12 deacons.

The present geographical area of the Diocese of Peterborough includes the districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound, the counties of Peterborough, Northumberland and Victoria, that portion of the Regional District of Durham which formally was the County of Durham and five south western townships of the County of Haliburton.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [2]

Apostolic Vicar of Northern Canada
Suffragan Bishops of Peterborough

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