Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Archidioecesis Kansanopolitana in Kansas
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory21 Counties in Northeast Kansas
Ecclesiastical provinceKansas City in Kansas
Statistics
Area12,524 sq mi (32,440 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
1,320,000
in 2011: 205,531 (16.8%)
Parishes120
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedMay 22, 1877 as the Diocese of Leavenworth; May 10, 1947 as the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas
CathedralCathedral of Saint Peter
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
St. John Mary Vianney
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopJoseph Fred Naumann
Emeritus BishopsJames Patrick Keleher
Map
Archdiocese of Kansas City (Kansas - USA).jpg
Website
archkck.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas (Latin: Archidioecesis Kansanopolitana in Kansas) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States of America.[1]

The Archdiocese comprises the following twenty-one counties of the US State of Kansas:[1]

The archbishop's episcopal seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Archdiocese has a growing population of Hispanic Catholics.[] Currently, over half of all Catholics in the Archdiocese reside in Johnson County, part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.[]

History

Cathedral of Saint Peter in Kansas City

The archdiocese was originally established as the Vicariate Apostolic of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains on July 19, 1850 by Pope Pius IX. It was composed of the present day states of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. It lost territory and its name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Kansas in 1857. The vicariate was elevated to the Diocese of Leavenworth by Pope Leo XIII on May 22, 1877. It lost territory in 1887 when the dioceses of Concordia and Wichita were created, and in 1897 when several counties were moved to Concordia. The name of the diocese was changed to the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas on May 10, 1947 by Pope Pius XII. All of these jurisdictions were in the Ecclesiastical Province of Saint Louis.[1]

The Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas was elevated to an archdiocese by Pius XII on August 9, 1952. The province encompasses the entire state of Kansas and has three suffragan sees, the dioceses of Dodge City, Salina (formerly Concordia) and Wichita.[1]

Bishops

Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas City

Vicars Apostolic of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains

  1. John Baptiste Miège, S.J. (1850-1857)

Vicars Apostolic of Kansas

  1. John Baptiste Miège, S.J. (1857-1874)
  2. Louis Mary Fink, O.S.B. (1874-1877)

Bishops of Leavenworth

  1. Louis Mary Fink, O.S.B. (1877-1904)
  2. Thomas Francis Lillis (1904-1910), appointed Coadjutor Bishop and later Bishop of Kansas City in Missouri
  3. John Chamberlain Ward (1910-1929)
  4. Francis Johannes (1929-1937)
  5. Paul Clarence Schulte (1937-1946), appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis
  6. George Joseph Donnelly (1946-1947)

Bishops of Kansas City in Kansas

  1. George Joseph Donnelly (1947-1950)
  2. Edward Joseph Hunkeler (1951-1952)

Archbishops of Kansas City in Kansas

  1. Edward Joseph Hunkeler (1952-1969)
  2. Ignatius Jerome Strecker (1969-1993)
  3. James Patrick Keleher (1993-2005)
  4. Joseph Fred Naumann (2005-present)

Other priest of this diocese who became a bishop

High schools

* Primary sponsorship comes from Saint Benedict's Abbey and Mount St. Scholastica Monastery.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 2011.[self-published source]

External links

Coordinates: 39°07?38?N 94°52?27?W / 39.12722°N 94.87417°W / 39.12722; -94.87417


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