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Diocese of Tyler

Dioecesis Tylerensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 12 December 1986
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 60,720 (23,453 Square Miles)
  • Description: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Madison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: TYL
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 1015 East S.E. Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701, USA
  • Telephone: (903)534-1077
  • Fax: 534-1370

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

12 December 1986ErectedDiocese of Beaumont (Angelina, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby)
Diocese of Dallas (Bowie, Camp, Gass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins. Iamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood)
Diocese of Galveston-Houston (Anderson, Freestone, Houston, Leon, and Trinity)
Diocese of Tyler (erected)
25 January 1999Territory AddedDiocese of Galveston-Houston (Madison county) Diocese of Tyler
29 December 2004Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Tyler (from San Antonio)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 79, Page 433, and Page 434
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 91, Page 471, and Page 472
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 97, Page 129, and Page 130


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