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Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville

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Diocese of Belleville

Dioecesis Bellevillensis
Cathedral of Saint Peter - Belleville, Illinois 01.jpg
Cathedral of Saint Peter
Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville.svg
Country United States
Territory28 counties in southern Illinois
Area11,678 sq mi (30,250 km2)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2012)
118,900 (13.2%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 7, 1887 (133 years ago)
CathedralSt. Peter's Cathedral
Patron saintImmaculate Heart of Mary
Current leadership
BishopMichael G. McGovern
Bishops emeritusEdward Braxton
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville (Latin: Dioecesis Bellevillensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Illinois region of the United States. It comprises the southern counties of the state of Illinois and the See city for the diocese is the City of Belleville. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The cathedral parish for the diocese is the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Its most recent bishop was Edward Braxton, whose resignation was officially accepted by Pope Francis on April 3, 2020.[1]


The Diocese of Belleville was created on January 7, 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Alton.[2][3]


Bishops of Belleville

Auxiliary bishop

Other priest of this diocese who became Bishop

High schools

Summer Camps


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  2. ^ "Diocese of Belleville". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ "Diocese of Belleville". Retrieved 2013-05-28.

External links

Media related to Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville at Wikimedia Commons

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