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Diocese of

Fairbanks

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Fairbanks / de Fairbanks (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Anchorage–Juneau

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (47)

Transfiguration at Novosibirsk (←), Whitehorse (→), Anchorage–Juneau (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2022.09.27 – ...):Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (66)Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (66)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Anchorage–Juneau (USA)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Fairbanks (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (66)Archbishop Andrew Eugene Bellisario, C.M. (66)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.09.27 – ...)

Bishop Chad William Zielinski (58)Bishop Chad William Zielinski (58)
(2014.11.08 – 2022.07.12)

Bishop of New Ulm (USA)

Illum oportet crescere / He must increase

Born:1964.09.08 (Detroit, MI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1996.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:2014.12.15

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (2014.11.08 – 2022.07.12)

Bishop of New Ulm (USA) (2022.07.12 – ...)

Archbishop Roger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I. (82)Archbishop Roger Lawrence Schwietz, O.M.I. (82)
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.09.20 – 2014.11.08)

Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler (78)Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler (78)
(2002.06.07 – 2013.09.20)

Bishop emeritus of Saint Cloud (USA)

Faith, hope and love

Born:1944.11.26 (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:2002.08.22

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (2002.06.07 – 2013.09.20)

Bishop of Saint Cloud (USA) (2013.09.20 – 2022.12.15)

Bishop Michael William Warfel (74)Bishop Michael William Warfel (74)
(Apostolic Administrator 2001.10.23 – 2002.06.07)

Bishop Michael Joseph Kaniecki, S.J.
(1985.06.01 – 2000.08.06)

To love and to serve

Born:1935.04.13 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1984.05.01
Died:2000.08.06 († 65)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1984.03.08 – 1985.06.01)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1985.06.01 – 2000.08.06)

Bishop Robert Louis Whelan, S.J.
(1968.11.15 – 1985.06.01)

Solicitude and charity

Born:1912.04.16 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1944.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1968.02.22
Died:2001.09.15 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Sicilibba (1967.12.06 – 1968.11.15)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1967.12.06 – 1968.11.15)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1968.11.15 – 1985.06.01)

Bishop Francis Doyle Gleeson, S.J.
(1962.08.08 – 1968.11.15)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1895.01.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1926.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1948.04.05
Died:1983.04.30 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Cotenna (1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

Bishop of Fairbanks (USA) (1962.08.08 – 1968.11.15)

Titular Bishop of Cuicul (1968.11.15 – 1971.01.15)

Vicars Apostolic of Alaska (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francis Doyle Gleeson, S.J.
(1948.01.08 – 1962.08.08)

(see above)

Bishop Walter James Fitzgerald, S.J.
(1945.05.20 – 1947.07.19)

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

Born:1883.11.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1918.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1939.02.24
Died:1947.07.19 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Tymbrias (1938.12.14 – 1945.05.20)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1938.12.14 – 1945.05.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1945.05.20 – 1947.07.19)

Bishop Joseph Raphael John Crimont, S.J.
(1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

In nomine Jesu

Born:1858.02.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1888.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1917.07.25
Died:1945.05.20 († 87)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1904.03.28 – 1917.02.15)

Titular Bishop of Ammædara (1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1917.02.15 – 1945.05.20)

Prefects Apostolic of Alaska (Roman Rite)

Fr. Joseph Raphael John Crimont, S.J. (later Bishop)
(1904.03.28 – 1917.02.15)

(see above)

Fr. Jean Baptist Rene, S.J.
(1897.03.16 – 1904.03.28)

Born:1841.08.22 (France)
Ordained Priest:1876
Died:1916.04.06 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1897.03.16 – 1904.03.28)

Fr. Paschal Tosi, S.J.
(1894.07.27 – 1897.09.13)

Born:1837.04.25 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1861
Died:1898.01.14 († 60)

Prefect Apostolic of Alaska (USA) (1894.07.27 – 1897.09.13)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: 1316 Peger Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709-5199, USA

Phone: +1 (907) 374-9500

Website:

Statistics

Area: 1,061,508 km²

Population: 11,570 Catholics (6.9% of 166,835 total) (2020)

Statistics: 46 parishes, 18 priests (11 diocesan, 7 religious), 24 deacons, 10 lay religious (9 brothers, 1 sister), 4 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (October 1)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 26

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History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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