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Diocese of Dallas

Dioecesis Dallasensis

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  • Edward James Burns, Bishop
  • John Gregory Kelly, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Charles Victor Grahmann, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 9 August 1969
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Antonio
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 19,475 (7,522 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the following nine Counties in the State of Texas: Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall.
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: DAL
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 3725 Blackburn St., Dallas, TX 75219, USA
  • Telephone: (214)528-2240
  • Fax: 528-0287

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Dallas
15 July 1890ErectedDiocese of Galveston Diocese of Dallas (erected)
1891Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Arizona (El Paso County in Texas) Diocese of Dallas
1892Territory AddedDiocese of Dallas (Counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, and Culberson)
3 March 1914Territory LostDiocese of Dallas
Diocese of San Antonio
Diocese of Tucson
Diocese of El Paso (erected)
3 August 1926Territory LostDiocese of Dallas
Diocese of San Antonio
Diocese of Amarillo (erected)
15 November 1947Territory LostDiocese of Dallas
Diocese of Galveston
Archdiocese of San Antonio
Diocese of Austin (erected)
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth
20 October 1953Name ChangedDiocese of Dallas Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth
16 October 1961Territory LostDiocese of Amarillo
Diocese of Austin
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth
Diocese of El Paso
Diocese of San Angelo (erected)
Diocese of Dallas
9 August 1969SplitDiocese of Dallas-Fort Worth Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Fort Worth
12 December 1986Territory LostDiocese of Beaumont
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Galveston-Houston
Diocese of Tyler (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth
Diocese of Dallas

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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