Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon

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Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon
Map of the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon
Basic data
Country United States
Diocesan bishop Alexander K. Sample
Auxiliary bishop Peter Leslie Smith
Emeritus diocesan bishop John George Vlazny
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Kenneth Donald Steiner
founding 1843
surface 76,937 km²
Parishes 124 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 3,448,824 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 431,267 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 12.5%
Diocesan priest 174 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 181 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 1,215
Permanent deacons 77 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Friars 274 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 364 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language English
cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
address 2838 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97214-1895
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Baker
Diocese of Boise
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings
Diocese of Helena
Ecclesiastical province
Map of the ecclesiastical province

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon ( Latin Archidioecesis Portlandensis in Oregon , English Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon ) is one in the United States located Roman Catholic archdiocese , based in Portland , Oregon .

Cathedral Immaculate Conception in Portland


The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon was on December 1, 1843 by Pope Gregory XVI. established from cession of territory by the diocese of Saint Louis as Vicariate Apostolic Oregon . On July 24, 1846, the Vicariate Apostolic Oregon gave parts of its territory to establish the dioceses of Vancouver Island and Walla Walla .

The Vicariate Apostolic Oregon was on July 24, 1846 by Pope Pius IX. raised to the diocese and renamed the diocese of Oregon City . On July 29, 1850, the Diocese of Oregon City was by Pius IX. raised to the archbishopric. The Archdiocese of Oregon City gave up on March 3, 1868 parts of its territory to establish the Vicariate Apostolic Idaho and Montana . Another assignment took place on June 19, 1903 to establish the bishopric of Baker City . On September 26, 1928, the Archdiocese of Oregon City was renamed the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon .

Vicar Apostolic of Oregon

Bishop of Oregon City

  • Francis Xavier Norbert Blanchet, 1846-1850

Archbishops of Oregon City

Archbishops of Portland, Oregon

Web links

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