Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas

The Diocese of Victoria in Texas (Latin: Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in southern Texas around Victoria. The Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory serves as the cathedral church. The Diocese of Victoria in Texas is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Diocese of Victoria in Texas

Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia
Cathédrale ND Victoire extérieur 01.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria in Texas.svg
Location
Country United States
TerritoryFayette, Colorado, Wharton, Matagorda, Lavaca, Jackson, Dewitt, Victoria, Calhoun, Goliad counties in Southeastern Texas
Ecclesiastical provinceGalveston-Houston
Statistics
Area9,609 sq mi (24,890 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
284,000
106,441 (40.9%)
Parishes50
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedApril 13, 1982 (39 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Victory
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopBrendan J. Cahill
Metropolitan ArchbishopDaniel DiNardo
Bishops emeritusDavid Eugene Fellhauer
Map
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Website
victoriadiocese.org

The diocese covers the following counties in Texas: Calhoun, Colorado, Dewitt, Fayette (but only that portion west of the Colorado River), Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, and Wharton.

HistoryEdit

Pope John Paul II established the diocese on April 13, 1982. Its territory was taken from the Archdiocese of San Antonio, the Diocese of Galveston-Houston and the Diocese of Corpus Christi. On December 29, 2004 the diocese was transferred from the province of San Antonio to the newly established Province of Galveston-Houston.[1][2]

BishopsEdit

The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. Charles Victor Grahmann (1982-1989), appointed Coadjutor of Dallas and later succeeded to that see
  2. David Eugene Fellhauer (1990-2015)
  3. Brendan John Cahill (2015–present)

EducationEdit

High schools

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Victoria in Texas". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Victoria". Gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2014-04-27.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 28°49′01″N 96°59′36″W / 28.81694°N 96.99333°W / 28.81694; -96.99333