Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia in Kansas
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Concordia in Kansas
Diocese of Salina
Dioecesis Salinensis
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Country United States
Territory 31 counties in North Central and Northwest Kansas
Ecclesiastical province Kansas City in Kansas
Area 26,685 sq mi (69,110 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
46,671 (14.1%)
Parishes 86
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
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
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Bishop-elect Monsignor Gerald Lee Vincke[1]
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Fred Naumann
Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
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Sacred Heart Cathedral

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5][6]. 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 L. 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 will be ordained and installed as Bishop at a date in the near future.[7]

Diocesan bishops

Bishop of Concordia

  1. Richard Scannell (1887-1891), appointed Bishop of Omaha
  2. Thaddeus J. Butler (June-July 1897), Bishop-elect, appointed Bishop of Concordia but died before consecration [8]
  3. John F. Cunningham (1898-1919)
  4. Francis Joseph Tief (1920-1938)

Bishop of Salina

  1. Francis Augustine Thill (1938-1957)
  2. Frederick William Freking (1957-1964), appointed Bishop of La Crosse
  3. Cyril John Vogel (1965-1979)
  4. Daniel Kucera (1980-1983), appointed Archbishop of Dubuque
  5. George Kinzie Fitzsimons (1984-2004)
  6. Paul Stagg Coakley (2004-2010), appointed Archbishop of Oklahoma City
  7. Edward Joseph Weisenburger (2012-2017), appointed Bishop of Tucson
  8. Gerald Lee Vincke (Bishop-Elect, 2018-)

High schools

Ecclesiastical province

See: List of the Catholic bishops of the United States#Province of Kansas City

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Coordinates: 38°49?27?N 97°36?26?W / 38.82417°N 97.60722°W / 38.82417; -97.60722

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