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Diocese of Corpus Christi

Dioecesis Corporis Christi

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  • William Michael Mulvey, Bishop
  • Edmond Carmody, Bishop Emeritus
  • René Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 23 March 1912
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 29,690 (11,467 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the Counties of Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Dubal, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Kenedy, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Webb, Zapata, and parts of LaSalle and McMullen in the State of Texas.
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: CC
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  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 2620, Corpus Christi, TX 78403-2620; 620 Lipan Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
  • Telephone: (361)882-6191
  • Fax: 882-1018

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Brownsville
28 August 1874ErectedDiocese of Galveston Vicariate Apostolic of Brownsville (erected)
Diocese of Corpus Christi
23 March 1912ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Brownsville (Name changed and Vicariate raised to a Diocese) Diocese of Corpus Christi (erected)
10 July 1965Territory LostDiocese of Corpus Christi Diocese of Brownsville (erected)
13 April 1982Territory LostDiocese of Corpus Christi
Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Archdiocese of San Antonio
Diocese of Victoria in Texas (erected)
3 July 2000Territory LostDiocese of Corpus Christi (Webb, Zapata, Jim Hogg, and half of La Salle County)
Archdiocese of San Antonio (Maverick, Zavala, Dimmit and half of La Salle County)
Diocese of Laredo (erected)
29 December 2004Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Corpus Christi (from San Antonio)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Corpus Christi

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

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