Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Archdiocese of Philadelphia map
Basic data
Country United States
Ecclesiastical province Ecclesiastical province of Philadelphia
Diocesan bishop Nelson Jesus Perez
Auxiliary bishop Michael Joseph Fitzgerald
Timothy Sr.
John Joseph McIntyre
Edward Deliman
Emeritus diocesan bishop Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali
Charles Joseph Chaput OFMCap
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Patrick Maginnis
founding 1808
surface 5,652 km²
Parishes 219 (2016 / AP2017 )
Residents 4,079,583 (2016 / AP2017 )
Catholics 1,438,147 (2016 / AP2017 )
proportion of 35.3%
Diocesan priest 551 (2016 / AP2017 )
Religious priest 314 (2016 / AP2017 )
Catholics per priest 1,663
Permanent deacons 295 (2016 / AP2017 )
Friars 416 (2016 / AP2017 )
Religious sisters 2,407 (2016 / AP2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language English
cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Allentown
Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
Diocese of Erie
Diocese of Greensburg
Diocese of Harrisburg
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Diocese of Scranton
Ecclesiastical province
Map of the Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia ( Latin : Archidioecesis Philadelphiensis ), located in the US state of Pennsylvania , was founded on April 8, 1808 from areas of the Baltimore diocese and was subject to this as a suffragan diocese.

After the diocese of Pittsburgh was taken out of it on August 11, 1843 , it also gave up some areas on July 29, 1853 to establish what was then the diocese of Newark (New Jersey). As early as March 3, 1868, it again lost large areas to establish the Pennsylvania bishoprics of Harrisburg and Scranton and the bishopric of Wilmington (Delaware and East Maryland).

Elevated to the archbishopric and metropolitan seat on February 12, 1875, the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilmington, Allentown , Altoona-Johnstown , Erie and Greensburg (all in Pennsylvania) are now subordinate to him .

The Archbishop of Philadelphia, who is usually a cardinal, is assisted by four auxiliary bishops .

Bishops of Philadelphia

  1. Michael Francis Egan OFM (1808–1814)
    Ambrose Maréchal (1816–1817, did not take office, then Archbishop of Baltimore)
  2. Henry Conwell (1819-1842)
  3. Francis Patrick Kenrick (1842-1851, then Archbishop of Baltimore)
  4. John Nepomuk Neumann CSsR (1852–1860)
  5. James Frederick Bryan Wood (1860-1875)

Archbishops of Philadelphia

  1. James Frederick Bryan Wood (1875-1883)
  2. Patrick John Ryan (1884-1911)
  3. Edmond Francis Prendergast (1911-1918)
  4. Denis Joseph Cardinal Dougherty (1918–1951)
  5. John Francis Cardinal O'Hara OSC (1951-1960)
  6. John Joseph Cardinal Krol (1961–1988)
  7. Anthony Joseph Cardinal Bevilacqua (1987-2003)
  8. Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali (2003-2011)
  9. Charles Joseph Chaput OFMCap (2011-2020)
  10. Nelson Jesus Perez (since 2020)

See also

Web links

Commons : Archdiocese of Philadelphia  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Pictures of the bishops and archbishops:

Commons : Bishops and Archbishops of the Diocese  - Collection of images, videos and audio files
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral