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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 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) : 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.

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 ( 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

UNITED STATES

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

Ecclesiastical province of Boston, comprising the states of Maine
Maine
, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
, New Hampshire
New Hampshire
and Vermont
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
Massachusetts
* Diocese
Diocese
of Worcester

Ecclesiastical province of Hartford, comprising the states of Connecticut
Connecticut
and Rhode Island
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

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

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
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

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

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

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mobile

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

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

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of New Orleans

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

Bishops\' Region VI

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

Ecclesiastical province of Chicago, comprising the state of Illinois .

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chicago

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

Ecclesiastical province of Indianapolis, comprising the state of Indiana
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
Indiana

Ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, comprising the state of Wisconsin
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

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

Ecclesiastical province of Dubuque, comprising the state of Iowa
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
Kansas
.

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kansas
Kansas
City in Kansas
Kansas

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

Ecclesiastical province of Omaha, comprising the state of Nebraska
Nebraska
.

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Omaha

* Diocese
Diocese
of Grand Island * Diocese
Diocese
of Lincoln

Ecclesiastical province of Saint Louis, comprising the state of Missouri
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

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

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

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
City

* Diocese
Diocese
of Little Rock * Diocese
Diocese
of Tulsa

Bishops\' Region XI

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

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Los Angeles

* Diocese
Diocese
of Fresno * Diocese
Diocese
of Monterey in California
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
Utah
.

* 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
California
* Diocese
Diocese
of Santa Rosa in California
California
* Diocese
Diocese
of Stockton * also Diocese
Diocese
of Honolulu , in Polynesia
Polynesia
, i.e. in Oceania
Oceania
* (not fellow suffragan Diocese
Diocese
of Salt Lake City in Utah
Utah
- BISHOPS\' REGION XIII)

Bishops\' Region XII

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

* Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
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

A diocese from the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco.

* Diocese
Diocese
of Salt Lake City

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

Ecclesiastical province of Miami, comprising the state of Florida
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
Florida

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

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 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
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 Diocese
Diocese
of Chicago

PROTESTANT CHURCHES

TO BE WRITTEN

SOURCES AND EXTERNAL LINKS

* Teilkirchenverbände

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