Diocese of Salina
|Territory||31 counties in North Central and Northwest Kansas|
|Ecclesiastical province||Kansas City in Kansas|
|Area||26,685 sq mi (69,110 km2)|
|(as of 2010)|
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||August 2, 1887 as the Diocese of Concordia; December 23, 1944 as the Diocese of Salina|
|Cathedral||Sacred Heart Cathedral|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Perpetual Help|
|Bishop||Gerald Lee Vincke|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph Fred Naumann|
Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina (Latin: Dioecesis Salinensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering thirty-one counties in Kansas. The episcopal see is in Salina, Kansas. It was founded as the Diocese of Concordia on August 2, 1887, and on December 23, 1944, was renamed Diocese of Salina.
Pope Benedict XVI named Monsignor Edward Joseph Weisenburger as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Salina on February 6, 2012. Bishop-elect Weisenberger was installed on May 1, 2012.. Bishop Weisenberger left office as Salina's Bishop on November 29, 2017, after being appointed by Pope Francis to head the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, replacing the retiring Catholic Bishop of Tucson, Gerald F. Kicanas.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Pope Francis named the Reverend Monsignor Gerald Lee Vincke (born 1964), a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing (based in Lansing, Michigan), who until then had been the parish priest (pastor) of the Holy Family Parish, in Grand Blanc, Michigan, as Bishop-elect of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina, to succeed Bishop Weisenberger. He was installed as Bishop on August 22, 2018.
On September 28, 2018, the Archdiocese of Washington announced that disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick would reside at St. Fidelis Church in Victoria, Kansas. Vincke agreed to the arrangement despite acknowledging it would be "offensive and hurtful to many people."