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.
* 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 Sources and external links
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.
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) : 1 2 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.
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)
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 ( 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
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
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
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Boston
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hartford
Bishops\' Region II
Ecclesiastical province of New York, comprising the state of New York except for Fishers Island .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of New York
Bishops\' Region III
Ecclesiastical province of Newark, comprising the state of New Jersey .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Newark
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Bishops\' Region IV
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Washington
Bishops\' Region V
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Louisville
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mobile
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans
Bishops\' Region VI
Ecclesiastical province of Cincinnati, comprising the state of Ohio .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Ecclesiastical province of Detroit, comprising the state of Michigan .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Detroit
Bishops\' Region VII
Ecclesiastical province of Chicago, comprising the state of Illinois .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chicago
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Indianapolis
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Bishops\' Region VIII
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Bishops\' Region IX
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dubuque
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Omaha
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis
Bishops\' Region X
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Antonio
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of
Bishops\' Region XI
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Los Angeles
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Francisco
Bishops\' Region XII
Ecclesiastical province of Anchorage, comprising the state of Alaska .
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Anchorage
Ecclesiastical province of Portland in Oregon, comprising the states
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portland in
Ecclesiastical province of Seattle, comprising the state of Washington
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Seattle
Bishops\' Region XIII
A diocese from the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco.
Ecclesiastical province of Denver, comprising the states of Colorado
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Denver
* Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Bishops\' Region XIV
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Miami
* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Atlanta
Bishops\' "Region" XV - Eastern Catholic (Arch)eparchies
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)
* Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada
Armenian Catholic Church
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
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
Syro-Oriental Rites Chaldean Catholic Church
* Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle of San Diego * Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Detroit
* St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic
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