Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas

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Diocese of Victoria in Texas
Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia
Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.svg
Country United States
Territory Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, Matagorda, Lavaca, Jackson, Dewitt, Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad counties in Southeastern Texas
Ecclesiastical province Galveston-Houston
Metropolitan Daniel DiNardo
Area 9,609 sq mi (24,890 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
106,441 (40.9%)
Parishes 50
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 13, 1982 (36 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Brendan J. Cahill
Emeritus Bishops David Eugene Fellhauer
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas (Latin: Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Victoria, Texas. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory serves as the cathedral church. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

The diocese covers the following counties in Texas: Calhoun, Colorado, Dewitt, Fayette (but only that portion west of the Colorado River), Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, and Wharton.


Pope John Paul II established the diocese on April 13, 1982. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Diocese of Galveston-Houston and the Diocese of Corpus Christi. On December 29, 2004 the diocese was transferred from the province of San Antonio to the newly established Province of Galveston-Houston.[1][2]


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

  1. Charles Victor Grahmann (1982-1989), appointed Coadjutor Bishop and later Bishop of Dallas
  2. David Eugene Fellhauer (1990-2015)
  3. Brendan John Cahill (2015-present)

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Victoria in Texas". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Victoria". Retrieved 2014-04-27.

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Coordinates: 28°49′01″N 96°59′36″W / 28.81694°N 96.99333°W / 28.81694; -96.99333