Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi
Diocese of Corpus Christi
Dioecesis Corporis Christi
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Country  United States
Territory Counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and a portion of McMullin County
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Metropolitan Corpus Christi, Texas
- Catholics

388,878 (69.9%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 23, 1912
Cathedral Corpus Christi Cathedral
Patron saint Our Lady of Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop William Mulvey
Bishop of Corpus Christi
Metropolitan Archbishop Daniel DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
Emeritus Bishops René Henry Gracida
Edmond Carmody
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi (Latin: Dioecesis Corporis Christi) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Texas. It was founded on March 23, 1912.


Vicars Apostolic of Brownsville

  1. Dominic Manucy (1874-1884)
  2. Peter Verdaguer y Prat (1890-1911)

Bishops of Corpus Christi

  1. Paul Joseph Nussbaum (1913-1920), appointed Bishop of Saulte Sainte Marie-Marquette
  2. Emmanuel Boleslaus Ledvina (1921-1949)
  3. Mariano Simon Garriga (1949-1965)
  4. Thomas Joseph Drury (1965-1983)
  5. René Henry Gracida (1983-1997)
  6. Roberto González Nieves (1997-1999), appointed Archbishop of San Juan in Puerto Rico
  7. Edmond Carmody (2000-2010)
  8. William Mulvey (2010-present)

Coadjutor Bishops

Auxiliary Bishop

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

High schools

See also


External links

Corpus Christi Cathedral

Coordinates: 27°44?34?N 97°24?07?W / 27.74278°N 97.40194°W / 27.74278; -97.40194

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