Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina (Latin: Archidioecesis Reginatensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese comprising the southern part of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, as far north as the 30th township, or about 51°30' lat. The metropolitan province includes the suffragan dioceses of Prince Albert and Saskatoon. The seat of the diocese is in the city of Regina.

Archdiocese of Regina

Archidioecesis Reginatensis
Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Cathedral, Regina, Saskatchewan.jpg
Archdiocese of Regina.jpg
Coat of Arms
Location
Country Canada
Ecclesiastical provinceSaskatchewan
Deaneries9
Statistics
Area155,000 km2 (60,000 sq mi)
Population
- Catholics (including non-members)

124,000 (30.5%)
Parishes158
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established1911
CathedralHoly Rosary Cathedral
Co-cathedralOur Lady of Assumption Co-Cathedral, Gravelbourg
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopDonald Bolen[1]
SuffragansPrince Albert, Saskatoon
Vicar GeneralLorne Crozon, Brian Meredith
Judicial VicarThomas Nguyen
Map
Map of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina
Map of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina
Website
archregina.sk.ca Edit this at Wikidata

The Diocese of Regina was established on March 4, 1910, with Olivier Elzéar Mathieu as its first bishop. Only five years later, on December 4, 1915, Pope Benedict XV raised the diocese to an archdiocese. Its current archbishop, Most Reverend Donald Bolen, and staff now serve nearly 124,000 parishioners living in 158 parishes and missions scattered over more than 155,000 square kilometres in southern Saskatchewan. The archdiocese includes 9 deaneries.

Map of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina

Construction on the diocese's Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina extended from 1912 to 1917 and was dedicated to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in November 1913. This extraordinary Romanesque building was built with an interior large enough to welcome parishioners and clergy from across southern Saskatchewan for special Masses, ordinations, funerals, weddings, and installations of archbishops.

In 1998, the former Diocese of Gravelbourg was merged with the Archdiocese, with its former cathedral now designated Our Lady of Assumption Co-Cathedral.

BishopsEdit

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Regina and their terms of service:

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts".

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°26′42″N 104°37′34″W / 50.4450°N 104.6260°W / 50.4450; -104.6260