Diocese of Salina

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Diocese of Salina
Map of the Diocese of Salina
Basic data
Country United States
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Kansas City
Diocesan bishop Gerald Vincke
founding 1887
surface 69,087 km²
Parishes 84 (December 31, 2014 / AP2015 )
Residents 340,175 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2015 )
Catholics 41,327 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2015 )
proportion of 12.1%
Diocesan priest 50 (December 31, 2014 / AP2015 )
Religious priest 17 (December 31, 2014 / AP2015 )
Catholics per priest 617
Permanent deacons 16 (December 31, 2014 / AP2015 )
Friars 17 (December 31, 2014 / AP2015 )
Religious sisters 129 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2015 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language English
cathedral Sacred Heart Cathedral
Website salinadiocese.org
Ecclesiastical province
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Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina

The Diocese of Salina ( Latin : Dioecesis Salinensis ) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Kansas in the United States , with its seat in Salina .


Pope Leo XIII. founded the Diocese of Concordia on August 2, 1887 from cessions of territory from the Diocese of Leavenworth and made it subject to the Archdiocese of San Antonio as a suffragan diocese .

On July 1, 1897, the five counties of Washington, Clay, Riley, Geary and Dickinson were incorporated into the Leavenworth Diocese. On December 23, 1944, it took on its current name.


The Diocese of Salina includes the Counties Cheyenne, Sherman, Wallace, Logan, Thomas, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Gove, Trego, Graham, Norton, Phillips, Rooks, Ellis, Russell, Osborne, Smith, Jewel, Mitchell, Lincoln, Saline, Ottawa, Cloud, Republic, Washington, Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Riley, and Marshall of Kansas State. In Concordia is the former cathedral Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.


Bishop of Concordia

Bishops of Salina

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