Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee
The Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee (Latin: Dioecesis Pensacolensis–Talloseiensis) is a diocese in the Province of Miami, both in the U.S. state of Florida. The patron saint of the diocese is St. Michael the Archangel.
Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee
|Territory||18 counties in northwest Florida|
|Area||14,044 sq mi (36,370 km2)|
|(as of 2010)|
|Established||October 1, 1975 (43 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (Pensacola)|
|Co-cathedral||Co-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (Tallahassee)|
|Patron saint||St. Michael the Archangel|
|Bishop||William Albert Wack, C.S.C.|
|Bishops emeritus||John Ricard, S.S.J.|
As per 2014, it pastorally served 77,900 Catholics (5.4% of 1,438,000 total) on 36,724 km² in 49 parishes and 9 missions with 92 priests (81 diocesan, 11 religious), 70 deacons, 39 lay religious (16 brothers, 23 sisters), 13 seminarians.
The diocese was formed on 1 October 1975 as Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee / Pensacolen(sis)–Tallaseien(sis) (Latin), on territories split off from the Diocese of St. Augustine and the then–Diocese of Mobile (now Metropolitan).
It remains unaltered.
Bishops of Pensacola–TallahasseeEdit
The list of bishops of the diocese and their years of service:
- René Henry Gracida (1975-1983), appointed Bishop of Corpus Christi
- Joseph Keith Symons (1983-1990, appointed Bishop of Palm Beach
- John Mortimer Smith (1991-1995), appointed Coadjutor Bishop and later Bishop of Trenton
- John Huston Ricard, S.S.J. (1997-2011)
- Gregory Lawrence Parkes (2012-2016), appointed Bishop of Saint Petersburg
- William Albert Wack, C.S.C. (2017-present)