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Encyclopedia > Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It is comprised of the City of Sacramento and the counties to its north. Also known as the See of Sacramento, it is led by a bishop which pastors the motherchurch, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Originally a major part of the defunct Grass Valley Diocese (which included several counties in northern California and Nevada), Pope Leo XIII established the present-day diocese on May 28, 1886. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the Christian Church led by the Pope, currently Benedict XVI, and whose adherents constitute almost half of all Christians worldwide. ... State nickname: The Golden State Official languages English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D) Barbara Boxer (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 4. ... City nickname: City of Trees Official website: http://www. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... A motherchurch or mother church in Christianity is used in three forms. ... Facade of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament from K Street The new cross after the cathedrals 2004-2005 renovation A view of the interior of the cathedral Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... Pope Leo XIII, born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (March 2, 1810 – July 20, 1903), was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, having succeeded Blessed Pius IX on February 20, 1878 and reigning until his own death. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1886 is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Today, the See of Sacramento remains a ceremonial suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of the Archbishop of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Stockton. As of 2003 the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco covers the city and county of San Francisco, as well as Marin and San Mateo counties, California. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Nevada region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern Nevada region of the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City encompasses all of Utah and is led from the Cathedral of the Madeleine. ... The Cathedral Basilica of St. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa in California is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States, named in honor of St. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Central Valley and Mother Lode region of California in the United States. ...


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