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 References 4 Sources and external links
Catholic Church 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 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) :
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 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 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 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
Ecclesiastical province of Philadelphia, comprising the state of Pennsylvania.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Bishops' Region IV
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Baltimore
Ecclesiastical province of Washington, comprising the District of Columbia, 5 counties in southern Maryland, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Washington
Bishops' Region V
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Louisville
Ecclesiastical province of Mobile, comprising the states of Alabama and Mississippi.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mobile
Ecclesiastical province of New Orleans, comprising the state of Louisiana.
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
Ecclesiastical province of Indianapolis, comprising the state of Indiana.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, comprising the state of Wisconsin.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Bishops' Region VIII
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Bishops' Region IX
Ecclesiastical province of Dubuque, comprising the state of Iowa.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Dubuque
Metropolitan Archdiocese of
Ecclesiastical province of Omaha, comprising the state of Nebraska.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Omaha
Ecclesiastical province of Saint Louis, comprising the state of Missouri.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of St. Louis
Bishops' Region X
Ecclesiastical province of Galveston-Houston, comprising the east and southeast parts of the state of Texas.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Ecclesiastical province of San Antonio, comprising the west and north of the state of Texas.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Antonio
Metropolitan Archdiocese of
Bishops' Region XI
Ecclesiastical province of Los Angeles, comprising the southern part of the state of California.
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
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
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
and Wyoming, as well as the parts of
Yellowstone National Park
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Denver
Ecclesiastical province of Santa Fe, comprising the states of Arizona and New Mexico.
Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Bishops' Region XIV
Ecclesiastical province of Miami, comprising the state of Florida.
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Miami
Ecclesiastical province of Atlanta, comprising the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
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)
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
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
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^ "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
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