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Encyclopedia > Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh (Latin: Dioecesis Pittsburgensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania. It was founded on August 11, 1843. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Its bishops were: A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...

  • Michael O'Connor (1843 - 1853)
  • Michael Domenec (1860 - 1876)
  • John Tuigg (1876 - 1889)
  • Richard Phelan (1889 - 1904)
  • John Francis Regis Canevin (1904 - 1921)
  • Hugh Charles Boyle (1921 - 1950)
  • John Francis Dearden (1950 - 1958)
  • John Joseph Wright (1959 - 1969)
  • Vincent Martin Leonard (1969 - 1983)
  • Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (1983 - 1987)
  • Donald William Wuerl (1988 - present)

Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (b. ...

External links

  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh Home Page



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