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Diocese of

Baton Rouge

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 23,330 km²

Population: 235,085 Catholics (23.7% of 991,335 total) (2015)

Statistics: 67 parishes, 114 priests (82 diocesan, 32 religious), 74 deacons, 122 lay religious (49 brothers, 73 sisters), 20 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: New Orleans

Neighbouring Dioceses: Lafayette in Louisiana (←), Alexandria (↖), Jackson (↑), New Orleans (→), Houma–Thibodaux (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: St. Joseph (March 19)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 30

Address: Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway, P.O. Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2028, USA

Phone: +1 (225) 387-0561

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (82)

Lafayette in Louisiana (←), Alexandria (↖), Jackson (↑), New Orleans (→), Houma–Thibodaux (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.06.26 – ...):Bishop Michael Gerard Duca (66)Bishop Michael Gerard Duca (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Baton Rouge (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Gerard Duca (66)Bishop Michael Gerard Duca (66)Permalink
(2018.06.26 – ...)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA)

Hope in the Lord

Born:1952.06.05 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1978.04.29
Consecrated Bishop:2008.05.19

Bishop of Shreveport (USA) (2008.04.01 – 2018.06.26)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (2018.06.26 – ...)

Bishop Robert William Muench (76)Bishop Robert William Muench (76)Permalink
(2001.12.15 – 2018.06.26)

Bishop emeritus of Baton Rouge (USA)

Jesus must increase

Born:1942.12.28 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1990.06.29

Titular Bishop of Mactaris (1990.05.08 – 1996.01.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans (USA) (1990.05.08 – 1996.01.05)

Bishop of Covington (USA) (1996.01.05 – 2001.12.15)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (2001.12.15 – 2018.06.26)

Archbishop Alfred Clifton Hughes (86)Bishop Alfred Clifton Hughes (86) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1993.09.07 – 2001.02.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of New Orleans (USA)

For you, God’s own love

Born:1932.12.02 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:1981.09.14

Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena (1981.07.21 – 1993.09.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA) (1981.07.21 – 1993.09.07)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (1993.09.07 – 2001.02.16)

Coadjutor Archbishop of New Orleans (USA) (2001.02.16 – 2002.01.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of New Orleans (USA) (2002.01.03 – 2009.06.12)

Bishop Stanley Joseph OttPermalink
(1983.01.13 – 1992.11.28)

Lux in Domino

Born:1927.06.29 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1976.06.29
Died:1992.11.28 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Nicives (1976.05.24 – 1983.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans (USA) (1976.05.24 – 1983.01.13)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (1983.01.13 – 1992.11.28)

Bishop Joseph Vincent SullivanPermalink
(1974.08.08 – 1982.09.04)

Serviam

Born:1919.08.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:1967.04.03
Died:1982.09.04 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Thagamuta (1967.03.04 – 1974.08.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kansas City–Saint Joseph (USA) (1967.03.04 – 1974.08.08)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (1974.08.08 – 1982.09.04)

Bishop Robert Emmet TracyPermalink
(1961.08.10 – 1974.03.21)

Dominus illuminatio mea

Born:1909.09.14 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1932.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1959.05.19
Died:1980.04.04 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Sergentza (1959.03.13 – 1961.08.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lafayette in Louisiana (USA) (1959.03.13 – 1961.08.10)

Bishop of Baton Rouge (USA) (1961.08.10 – 1974.03.21)


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