Archdiocese of Hartford

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Archdiocese of Hartford
Map of Hartford Archdiocese
Basic data
Country United States
Diocesan bishop Leonard Paul Blair
Auxiliary bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt SEMV
Emeritus diocesan bishop Daniel Anthony Cronin
Henry Joseph Mansell
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Peter Anthony Rosazza
Christie Albert Macaluso
Vicar General Steven C. Boguslawski
founding 1843
surface 5,926 km²
Parishes 212 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 2,054,000 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 738,000 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 35.9%
Diocesan priest 298 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 112 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 1,800
Permanent deacons 209 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 219 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 579 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language English
cathedral St. Joseph
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Bridgeport
Diocese of Norwich
Diocese of Providence
Ecclesiastical province
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That in the United States located Archdiocese of Hartford ( lat. Archidioecesis Hartfortiensis , Engl. Archdiocese of Hartford ) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church , based in Hartford , Connecticut .

Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Hartford


It was taken out of the Archdiocese of Boston on November 28, 1843 and was subordinate to this in the future as a suffragan . On February 16, 1872, the 5,004 km² diocese together with the Archdiocese of Boston gave areas for the newly founded diocese of Providence .

After two areas had been spun off from the diocesan territory on August 6, 1953 as the Diocese of Bridgeport and the Diocese of Norwich , Hartfort was raised to the Archbishopric and Metropolitan Diocese of the Dioceses of Bridgeport, Norwich and Providence.

The Archbishop are two auxiliary bishops to the side.

Cases of abuse

In 2005, US $ 22 million was paid to meet claims of 43 victims who had been molested by 14 priests. Furthermore, lawsuits are pending in the case of the perpetrator George Reardon , who worked as a doctor in a hospital supported by the diocese.

Bishops of Hartford

Saint Joseph Cathedral in Hartford

Archbishops of Hartford

Web links

Commons : Archdiocese of Hartford  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ William Yardley: Church Settles Abuse Claims In Hartford . In: The New York Times , November 1, 2005.