Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

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Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Archidioecesis Kansanopolitana in Kansas
Location
CountryUnited States
Territory21 Counties in Northeast Kansas
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Kansas City in Kansas
MetropolitanKansas City, Kansas
Population
- Catholics

191,203
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
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
PopeBenedict XVI
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Fred Naumann
Metropolitan Archbishop of Kansas
Emeritus BishopsJames Patrick Keleher
Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas
Map
Website
archkck.org
 
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Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
Archidioecesis Kansanopolitana in Kansas
Location
CountryUnited States
Territory21 Counties in Northeast Kansas
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Kansas City in Kansas
MetropolitanKansas City, Kansas
Population
- Catholics

191,203
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
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
PopeBenedict XVI
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Fred Naumann
Metropolitan Archbishop of Kansas
Emeritus BishopsJames Patrick Keleher
Archbishop Emeritus of Kansas City in Kansas
Map
Website
archkck.org
Ecclesiastical Province of Kansas City

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: Anderson, Atchison, Brown, Coffey, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte.[1]

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

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History

The archdiocese was originally established as the Vicariate Apostolic of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains on July 19, 1850, and composed of the present day states of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. It lost territory and changed its name to the Vicariate Apostolic of Kansas in 1857, and was elevated to the Diocese of Leavenworth on May 22, 1877. It lost further territory in 1887 and 1897. The diocese changed its name to the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas on May 10, 1947. All of the former dioceses were under the authority of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.[1]

The current Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas was created on August 9, 1952; with three suffragan sees, the dioceses of Dodge City, Salina, and Wichita.[1]

Past and Present Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Indian Territory East of the Rocky Mountains [1]
Vicars Apostolic of Kansas [1]
Bishops of Leavenworth, Kansas [1]
Bishops of Kansas City in Kansas [1]
Archbishops of Kansas City in Kansas [1]

High schools

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

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 23 December 2011.

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