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Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola–Tallahassee

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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

Dioecesis Pensacolensis–Tallahassiensis
Coat of Arms Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, FL.svg
CountryUnited States
Territory18 counties in northwest Florida
Ecclesiastical provinceMiami
MetropolitanThomas Wenski
Area14,044 sq mi (36,370 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
74,868 (5.4%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedOctober 1, 1975 (43 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sacred Heart (Pensacola)
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral of Saint Thomas More (Tallahassee)
Patron saintSt. Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
BishopWilliam Albert Wack, C.S.C.
Bishops emeritusJohn Ricard, S.S.J.
Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee map 1.png


Main ChurchesEdit


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).[1][2]

It remains unaltered.

Bishops of Pensacola–TallahasseeEdit

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 Coadjutor Bishop and later Bishop of Trenton
  4. John Huston Ricard, S.S.J. (1997-2011)
  5. Gregory Lawrence Parkes (2012-2016), appointed Bishop of Saint Petersburg
  6. William Albert Wack, C.S.C. (2017-present)

Other priests from the diocese who became bishopsEdit

Catholic High schoolsEdit

See alsoEdit


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

Sources and external linksEdit

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