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Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport (Latin: Dioecesis Sreveportuensis in Louisiana) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering the parishes of northern Louisiana, and a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Its bishop is part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and belongs to Conference Region V (which includes Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee).[1] Its mother church is the Cathedral of Saint John Berchmans, in Shreveport.

Diocese of Shreveport

Dioecesis Sreveportuensis in Louisiana
CoA Roman Catholic Diocese of Shreveport.svg
CountryUnited States
Territory(16 civil parishes)
Ecclesiastical provinceArchdiocese of New Orleans
Area28,825 km2 (11,129 sq mi)
- Catholics

39,436 (5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJune 16, 1986
CathedralCathedral of Saint John Berchmans
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Peter Claver
Current leadership
BishopSede Vacante
Metropolitan ArchbishopGregory Michael Aymond
Archbishop of New Orleans
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The Diocese of Shreveport was canonically erected on June 16, 1986 when Pope John Paul II split the former Diocese of Alexandria–Shreveport into the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana and the Diocese of Shreveport.[1]


The territory of the diocese covers an area of 28,825 square kilometres (11,129 sq mi).[1] The area's total population in 2004 was 784,665, out of which 39,436 people are Catholic (5 percent of the total population).[1] The diocese is served by 42 diocesan priests in 32 parishes.[1] In 2010, there were eight seminarians studying for the priesthood in the diocese.[2]


The list of ordinaries of the diocese and their years of service:

  1. William Benedict Friend (1986-2006)
  2. Michael Duca (2008-2018)

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The diocese publishes a monthly magazine, The Catholic Connection.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Cheney, David M. (26 Oct 2008). "Diocese of Shreveport". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 14 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Seminarians". Diocese of Shreveport. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  3. ^ Schnurr, Dennis Marion (July 2019). "Seek the Lord". The Catholic Telegraph. 188 (7). Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. p. 2.

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