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Archdiocese of Saint Louis

Archidioecesis Sancti Ludovici

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  • Mitchell Thomas Rozanski, Archbishop
  • Mark Steven Rivituso, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Robert James Carlson, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Robert Joseph Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 20 July 1847
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Missouri
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 15,443 (5,964 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: IX (IA, KS, MO, NE)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: STL
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 20 Archbishop May Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63119, USA
  • Telephone: (314)792-7000
  • Fax: 792-7842

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Saint Louis
18 July 1826ErectedDiocese of Durango
Diocese of Louisiana and the Two Floridas (Saint Louis of New Orleans)
Diocese of Saint Louis (erected)
6 May 1834Territory AddedDiocese of Bardstown Diocese of Saint Louis (the rest of Illinois (not part of Vincennes))
18 June 1834Territory AddedDiocese of Saint Louis (MO, AR, and Territory West of the Mississippi River)
28 July 1837Territory LostDiocese of Saint Louis Diocese of Dubuque (erected) (Territory of Wisconsin, between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers)
28 November 1843Territory LostDiocese of Saint Louis
Diocese of Vincennes
Diocese of Chicago (erected) (State of Illinois)
28 November 1843Territory LostDiocese of Saint Louis Diocese of Little Rock (erected) (State of Arkansas)
Archdiocese of Saint Louis
20 July 1847ElevatedDiocese of Saint Louis Archdiocese of Saint Louis
3 March 1868Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Louis Diocese of Saint Joseph (erected) (From Charleston River in the East to the Missouri River in the South and West and to the State of Iowa in the North)
10 September 1880Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Louis Diocese of Kansas City (erected)
11 March 1883Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Louis Vicariate Apostolic of Montana (Current part of the state of Montana East of the Rockies)
16 June 1911Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Louis Diocese of Saint Joseph (Counties of Clark, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, and Ralls)
2 July 1956Territory LostDiocese of Kansas City (Counties of: Saline, Pettis, Cooper, Benton, Morgan, Moniteau, Hickory, Camden, and Miller)
Diocese of Saint Joseph (Counties of: Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Sullivan, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe, and Raleigh)
Archdiocese of Saint Louis (Counties of: Howard, Boone, Audrain, Pike, Callaway, Montgomery, Cole, Osage, Gasconade, Maries, Pulaski, Phelps, and Crawford)
Diocese of Jefferson City (erected)
2 July 1956Territory LostDiocese of Kansas City (Counties of: Cedar, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Barton, Dade, Greene, Webster, Wright, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton, Barry, Stone, Christian, Douglas, Donald, Taney, and the Ozarks)
Archdiocese of Saint Louis (Counties of: Dent, Iron, Texas, Shannon, Reynolds, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Howell, Oregon, Carter, Ripley, Wayne, Butler, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, and Pemiscott)
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Saint Louis

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Saint Louis
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 173


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