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). Its mother church is the Cathedral of Saint John Berchmans, in Shreveport.
|Diocese of Shreveport|
Dioecesis Sreveportuensis in Louisiana
|Territory||(16 civil parishes)|
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of New Orleans|
|Area||28,825 km2 (11,129 sq mi)|
|Established||June 16, 1986|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Saint John Berchmans|
|Patron saint||Immaculate Conception|
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Peter Claver
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Gregory Michael Aymond|
Archbishop of New Orleans
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.
The territory of the diocese covers an area of 28,825 square kilometres (11,129 sq mi). The area's total population in 2004 was 784,665, out of which 39,436 people are Catholic (5 percent of the total population). The diocese is served by 42 diocesan priests in 32 parishes. In 2010, there were eight seminarians studying for the priesthood in the diocese.
The list of ordinaries of the diocese and their years of service:
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