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An ecclesiastical region (Latin - regio ecclesiastica) is a formally organised geographical group of dioceses, ecclesiastical provinces or parishes, without a proper Ordinary as such, in Catholic or Protestant Churches.

Contents

1 Catholic Church

1.1 Italy 1.2 Brazil 1.3 Canada 1.4 Mexico 1.5 United States

1.5.1 Bishops' Region I 1.5.2 Bishops' Region II 1.5.3 Bishops' Region III 1.5.4 Bishops' Region IV 1.5.5 Bishops' Region V 1.5.6 Bishops' Region VI 1.5.7 Bishops' Region VII 1.5.8 Bishops' Region VIII 1.5.9 Bishops' Region IX 1.5.10 Bishops' Region X 1.5.11 Bishops' Region XI 1.5.12 Bishops' Region XII 1.5.13 Bishops' Region XIII 1.5.14 Bishops' Region XIV 1.5.15 Bishops' "Region" XV - Eastern Catholic (Arch)eparchies

2 Protestant Churches 3 References 4 Sources and external links

Catholic Church[edit] Apart from historical other uses, there are presently ecclesiastical regions, grouping parts of the extensive episcopate in five Catholic countries, in Italy and both Americas. The equivalent 'apostolic regions' in France, created in 1961, were suppressed in 2004. Italy[edit] The Roman Catholic Church in Italy, the Pope's home country as Bishop of Rome, is divided into 16 ecclesiastical regions (created in, reorganized in ), mostly corresponding to the 20 administrative regions of Italy (a few being grouped) :

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3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Abruzzo-Molise (joining those two administrative regions) Basilicata Calabria Campania Emilia-Romagna Lazio = Latium Liguria Lombardy (Lombardia) Marche(s) Piemonte = Piedmont (including Valle d'Aosta) Puglia (Apulia) Sardinia (Sardegna) Sicily (Sicilia) Tuscany (Toscana) Triveneto (i.e. Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige) Umbria.

Brazil[edit] The regions -covering the federal state(s) in parenthesis- comprise the following ecclesiastical province(s) :

ecclesiastical regions in Brasil.

Regional Norte (North) 1 (Amazonas e Roraima) : Manaus (1952) Regional Norte 2 (Pará e Amapá) : Belém do Pará (1906) Regional Nordeste (NE) 1 (Ceará) : Fortaleza (1915) Regional Nordeste 2 (Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte e Alagoas) : Maceió (1920), Natal (1952), Olinda e Recife (1910), Paraíba (1914) Regional Nordeste 3 (Bahia e Sergipe) : Aracaju (1960), Feira de Santana (2002), San Salvador di Bahia (1676), Vitória da Conquista (2002) Regional Nordeste 4 (Piauí) : Teresina (1952) Regional Nordeste 5 (Maranhão) Provincia ecclesiastica di São Luís do Maranhão (1922) Regional Leste (West) 1 (Rio de Janeiro) ; Niterói (1960), Rio de Janeiro (1892) Regional Leste 2 (Minas Gerais e Espírito Santo) : Belo Horizonte (1924), Diamantina (1917), Juiz de Fora (1962), Mariana (1906), Montes Claros (2001), Pouso Alegre (1962), Uberaba (1962), Vitória (1958) Regional Sul (South) 1 (São Paulo) : Aparecida (1958), Botucatu (1958), Campinas (1958), Ribeirão Preto (1958), San Paolo (1908), Sorocaba (1992) Regional Sul 2 (Paraná) : Cascavel (1979), Curitiba (1926), Curitiba degli Ucraini (2014), Londrina (1970), Maringá (1979) Regional Sul 3 (Rio Grande do Sul) : Passo Fundo (2011), Pelotas (2011), Porto Alegre (1910), Santa Maria (2011) Regional Sul 4 (Santa Catarina) : Florianópolis (1927) Regional Centro-Oeste (Center-West) (Goiás, Distrito Federal e Tocantins) : Brasília (1960), Goiânia (1956), Palmas (1996) and the army bshorpic Ordinariato militare in Brasile (1950) Regional Oeste (West) 1 (Mato Grosso do Sul) : Campo Grande (1979) Regional Oeste 2 (Mato Grosso) : Cuiabá (1910) Regional Noroeste (NW) (Rondônia, Acre e Amazonas) : Porto Velho (1982)

Canada[edit] Four regions, each comprising several Latin provinces - Ontario and West also the Eastern Catholic province/eparchies, West also a non-metropolitan Latin archdiocese :

Ontario (Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario) : Kingston, Ottawa, Toronto, Ukrainian Eparchy of Toronto, Chaldean Eparchy of Mar Addai off Toronto, Ruthenian Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Metodius of Toronto West (Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops) : Edmonton, Grouard-McLennan, Keewatin-Le Pas, Regina, Vancouver, (Latin archdiocese of) Winnipeg, Ukrainian province of Winnipeg Atlantic (Atlantic Episcopal Assembly) : Halifax-Yarmouth, Moncton, Saint John's Québec ([francophone] Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec) : Gatineau, Quebec, Rimouski, Montréal, Sherbrooke, Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Montréal, Melkite Eparchy of the Salvator of Montréal

Mexico[edit] Each region covers one or more ecclesiastical provinces :

Sur (South) : Acapulco Pacífico-Sur : Antequera, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Norte (North) : Chihuahua Metropolitana (federal capital) : Archdiocese Ciudad Mexico (cfr. below) Metro-Circundante : Tlalnepantla, Ciudad Mexico (only suffragans in province, so excepting Ciudad Mexico itself, which constitutes its own region above) Vizcaya-Pacifico : Durango Occidente (West) : Guadalajara Noroeste (NW) : Hermosillo, Tijuana Noreste (NE) : Monterrey Golfo : Jalapa Bajío : León, San Luis Potosí Don Vasco : Morelia Oriente (East) : Puebla de los Ángeles Centro (Central) : Tulancingo Sureste (SE) : Yucatán

United States[edit]

See: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops § Regions

The USCCB divides the Latin Church dioceses of the United States into fourteen geographical regions and an overlapping fifteenth 'region' that consists of the Eastern Catholic jurisdictions.

The dioceses of the United States are grouped into fifteen regions: fourteen of the regions (numbered I through XIV) are geographically based, for the Latin Catholic dioceses, the Eastern Catholic eparchies (dioceses) constitute the overlapping 'Region' XV. Bishops' Region I[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Boston, comprising the states of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Boston

Diocese
Diocese
of Burlington Diocese
Diocese
of Fall River Diocese
Diocese
of Manchester Diocese
Diocese
of Portland Diocese
Diocese
of Springfield in Massachusetts Diocese
Diocese
of Worcester

Ecclesiastical province of Hartford, comprising the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island, as well as Fishers Island in the state of New York.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hartford

Diocese
Diocese
of Bridgeport Diocese
Diocese
of Norwich Diocese
Diocese
of Providence

Bishops' Region II[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of New York, comprising the state of New York except for Fishers Island.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of New York

Diocese
Diocese
of Albany Diocese
Diocese
of Brooklyn Diocese
Diocese
of Buffalo Diocese
Diocese
of Ogdensburg Diocese
Diocese
of Rochester Diocese
Diocese
of Rockville Centre Diocese
Diocese
of Syracuse

Bishops' Region III[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Newark, comprising the state of New Jersey.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Newark

Diocese
Diocese
of Camden Diocese
Diocese
of Metuchen Diocese
Diocese
of Paterson Diocese
Diocese
of Trenton

Ecclesiastical province of Philadelphia, comprising the state of Pennsylvania.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Diocese
Diocese
of Allentown Diocese
Diocese
of Altoona-Johnstown Diocese
Diocese
of Erie Diocese
Diocese
of Greensburg Diocese
Diocese
of Harrisburg Diocese
Diocese
of Pittsburgh Diocese
Diocese
of Scranton

Bishops' Region IV[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Baltimore, comprising most of the state of Maryland
Maryland
as well as the states of Delaware, Virginia
Virginia
and West Virginia.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore

Diocese
Diocese
of Arlington Diocese
Diocese
of Richmond Diocese
Diocese
of Wheeling-Charleston Diocese
Diocese
of Wilmington

Ecclesiastical province of Washington, comprising the District of Columbia, 5 counties in southern Maryland, and the United States Virgin Islands.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Washington

Diocese
Diocese
of Saint Thomas, with see in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (the bishops of the diocese are members of the USCCB and have observer status in the Antilles Episcopal Conference)

Bishops' Region V[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Louisville, comprising the states of Kentucky
Kentucky
and Tennessee.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Louisville

Diocese
Diocese
of Covington Diocese
Diocese
of Knoxville Diocese
Diocese
of Lexington Diocese
Diocese
of Memphis Diocese
Diocese
of Nashville Diocese
Diocese
of Owensboro

Ecclesiastical province of Mobile, comprising the states of Alabama and Mississippi.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mobile

Diocese
Diocese
of Biloxi Diocese
Diocese
of Birmingham in Alabama Diocese
Diocese
of Jackson

Ecclesiastical province of New Orleans, comprising the state of Louisiana.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans

Diocese
Diocese
of Alexandria in Louisiana Diocese
Diocese
of Baton Rouge Diocese
Diocese
of Houma-Thibodaux Diocese
Diocese
of Lafayette in Louisiana Diocese
Diocese
of Lake Charles Diocese
Diocese
of Shreveport

Bishops' Region VI[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Cincinnati, comprising the state of Ohio.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Diocese
Diocese
of Cleveland Diocese
Diocese
of Columbus Diocese
Diocese
of Steubenville Diocese
Diocese
of Toledo Diocese
Diocese
of Youngstown

Ecclesiastical province of Detroit, comprising the state of Michigan.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Detroit

Diocese
Diocese
of Gaylord Diocese
Diocese
of Grand Rapids Diocese
Diocese
of Kalamazoo Diocese
Diocese
of Lansing Diocese
Diocese
of Marquette Diocese
Diocese
of Saginaw

Bishops' Region VII[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Chicago, comprising the state of Illinois.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chicago

Diocese
Diocese
of Belleville Diocese
Diocese
of Joliet in Illinois Diocese
Diocese
of Peoria Diocese
Diocese
of Rockford Diocese
Diocese
of Springfield in Illinois

Ecclesiastical province of Indianapolis, comprising the state of Indiana.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Diocese
Diocese
of Evansville Diocese
Diocese
of Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese
Diocese
of Gary Diocese
Diocese
of Lafayette in Indiana

Ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, comprising the state of Wisconsin.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Diocese
Diocese
of Green Bay Diocese
Diocese
of La Crosse Diocese
Diocese
of Madison Diocese
Diocese
of Superior

Bishops' Region VIII[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, comprising the states of Minnesota, North Dakota
North Dakota
and South Dakota.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Diocese
Diocese
of Bismarck Diocese
Diocese
of Crookston Diocese
Diocese
of Duluth Diocese
Diocese
of Fargo Diocese
Diocese
of New Ulm Diocese
Diocese
of Rapid City Diocese
Diocese
of Saint Cloud Diocese
Diocese
of Sioux Falls Diocese
Diocese
of Winona

Bishops' Region IX[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Dubuque, comprising the state of Iowa.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dubuque

Diocese
Diocese
of Davenport Diocese
Diocese
of Des Moines Diocese
Diocese
of Sioux City

Ecclesiastical province of Kansas
Kansas
City, comprising the state of Kansas.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kansas
Kansas
City in Kansas

Diocese
Diocese
of Dodge City Diocese
Diocese
of Salina Diocese
Diocese
of Wichita

Ecclesiastical province of Omaha, comprising the state of Nebraska.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Omaha

Diocese
Diocese
of Grand Island Diocese
Diocese
of Lincoln

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Louis, comprising the state of Missouri.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis

Diocese
Diocese
of Jefferson City Diocese
Diocese
of Kansas
Kansas
City-Saint Joseph Diocese
Diocese
of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Bishops' Region X[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Galveston-Houston, comprising the east and southeast parts of the state of Texas.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Diocese
Diocese
of Austin Diocese
Diocese
of Beaumont Diocese
Diocese
of Brownsville Diocese
Diocese
of Corpus Christi Diocese
Diocese
of Tyler Diocese
Diocese
of Victoria in Texas

Ecclesiastical province of San Antonio, comprising the west and north of the state of Texas.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Antonio

Diocese
Diocese
of Amarillo Diocese
Diocese
of Dallas Diocese
Diocese
of El Paso Diocese
Diocese
of Fort Worth Diocese
Diocese
of Laredo Diocese
Diocese
of Lubbock Diocese
Diocese
of San Angelo

Ecclesiastical province of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City, comprising the states of Arkansas
Arkansas
and Oklahoma.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City

Diocese
Diocese
of Little Rock Diocese
Diocese
of Tulsa

Bishops' Region XI[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Los Angeles, comprising the southern part of the state of California.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Diocese
Diocese
of Fresno Diocese
Diocese
of Monterey in California Diocese
Diocese
of Orange (county, L.A.) Diocese
Diocese
of San Bernardino Diocese
Diocese
of San Diego

Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco, comprising the northern part of the state of California
California
and the states of Hawaii
Hawaii
(in Oceania), Nevada
Nevada
and Utah[citation needed].

Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Francisco

Diocese
Diocese
of Las Vegas, in Nevada Diocese
Diocese
of Oakland Diocese
Diocese
of Reno, in Nevada Diocese
Diocese
of Sacramento Diocese
Diocese
of San Jose in California Diocese
Diocese
of Santa Rosa in California Diocese
Diocese
of Stockton also Diocese
Diocese
of Honolulu, in Polynesia, i.e. in Oceania (not fellow suffragan Diocese
Diocese
of Salt Lake City in Utah
Utah
- Bishops' Region XIII)

Bishops' Region XII[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Anchorage, comprising the state of Alaska.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Anchorage

Diocese
Diocese
of Fairbanks Diocese
Diocese
of Juneau

Ecclesiastical province of Portland in Oregon, comprising the states of Idaho, Montana
Montana
and Oregon, except for the parts of Yellowstone National Park in the states of Idaho
Idaho
and Montana.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

Diocese
Diocese
of Baker Diocese
Diocese
of Boise Diocese
Diocese
of Great Falls-Billings Diocese
Diocese
of Helena

Ecclesiastical province of Seattle, comprising the state of Washington

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seattle

Diocese
Diocese
of Spokane Diocese
Diocese
of Yakima

Bishops' Region XIII[edit]

A diocese from the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco.

Diocese
Diocese
of Salt Lake City[1]

Ecclesiastical province of Denver, comprising the states of Colorado and Wyoming, as well as the parts of Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park
in the states of Idaho
Idaho
and Montana.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Denver

Diocese
Diocese
of Cheyenne Diocese
Diocese
of Colorado
Colorado
Springs Diocese
Diocese
of Pueblo

Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe, comprising the states of Arizona and New Mexico.

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Diocese
Diocese
of Gallup Diocese
Diocese
of Las Cruces Diocese
Diocese
of Phoenix Diocese
Diocese
of Tucson

Bishops' Region XIV[edit]

Ecclesiastical province of Miami, comprising the state of Florida.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Miami

Diocese
Diocese
of Orlando Diocese
Diocese
of Palm Beach Diocese
Diocese
of Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese
Diocese
of St. Augustine Diocese
Diocese
of Saint Petersburg Diocese
Diocese
of Venice in Florida

Ecclesiastical province of Atlanta, comprising the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Atlanta

Diocese
Diocese
of Charleston Diocese
Diocese
of Charlotte Diocese
Diocese
of Raleigh Diocese
Diocese
of Savannah

Bishops' "Region" XV - Eastern Catholic (Arch)eparchies[edit] This is not a geographical region and it does not consist of ecclesiastical provinces. Instead, it consists exclusively of US branches of various, generally Europe- or Asia-based, particular Eastern Catholic Churches. See the Eastern Catholic Churches section (below) for their particular hierarchies.

Antiochian rites Maronite Church

Eparchy of Brooklyn (NYC, New York) Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon (St. Louis, Missouri)

Syriac Catholic Church

Syrian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance of Newark

Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada

Armenian rite Armenian Catholic Church

Armenian Catholic Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York

Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) rites Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Eparchy of Newton

Romanian Catholic Church

Eparchy of St. George's in Canton for Romanians

Ruthenian Catholic Church

Ecclesiastical province of the Ruthenian Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Pittsburgh

Eparchy of Parma Eparchy of Passaic Holy Protection of Mary Eparchy of Phoenix

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the only one whose chief passed to America

Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia

Metropolitan Archeparchy of Philadelphia

Eparchy of Saint Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma Eparchy of Stamford[2]

Syro-Oriental Rites Chaldean Catholic Church

Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle of San Diego Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit

Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese
Diocese
of Chicago

Protestant Churches[edit]

TO BE WRITTEN

References[edit]

^ "Hispanic Ministry Network Region XI Leaders". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Retrieved 14 Apr 2012.  ^ "Bishops and Dioceses". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

Sources and external links[edit]

Teilkirchenverbände (Cann. 431 – 459) in the Codex Iuris Canonici Italian ecclesiastical regions (in Italian) on official Website in Italian of Catholic Church in Italy Four ecclesiastical regions in Pro

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