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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Philadelphia

USA USA

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 5,652 km²

Population: 1,438,147 Catholics (35.3% of 4,079,583 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Allentown, Altoona–Johnstown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Scranton

Neighbouring Dioceses: Harrisburg (↖), Allentown (↑), Metuchen (↗), Trenton (→), Camden (↘), Wilmington (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 219 parishes, 18 missions, 865 priests (551 diocesan, 314 religious), 295 deacons, 2,823 lay religious (416 brothers, 2,407 sisters), 55 seminarians (2015)

Address: 222 North 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1299, USA

Phone: +1 (215) 587-3600

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (267)

Harrisburg (↖), Allentown (↑), Metuchen (↗), Trenton (→), Camden (↘), Wilmington (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2011.07.19 – ...):Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (72)
Auxiliary Bishop (2009.06.08 – ...):Bishop Timothy Christian Senior (57)Bishop Timothy Christian Senior (57)

Titular Bishop of Floriana

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.06.08 – ...):Bishop John Joseph McIntyre (54)Bishop John Joseph McIntyre (54)

Titular Bishop of Bononia

Auxiliary Bishop (2010.06.22 – ...):Bishop Michael Joseph Fitzgerald (69)Bishop Michael Joseph Fitzgerald (69)

Titular Bishop of Tamallula

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.05.31 – ...):Bishop Edward Michael Deliman (70)Bishop Edward Michael Deliman (70)

Titular Bishop of Sufes

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Philadelphia (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Archbishop Charles Joseph Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. (72)Permalink
(2011.07.19 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA)

As Christ loved the Church

Born:1944.09.26 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1988.07.26

Bishop of Rapid City (USA) (1988.04.11 – 1997.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Denver (USA) (1997.03.18 – 2011.07.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (2011.07.19 – ...)

Twitter FeedCardinal Justin Francis Rigali (82)Cardinal Justin Francis Rigali (82)Permalink
(2003.07.15 – 2011.07.19)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia (USA)

Verbum caro factum est

Born:1935.04.19 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.25
Consecrated Bishop:1985.09.14
Created Cardinal:2003.10.21

President of Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy (1985.06.08 – 1989.12.21)

Titular Archbishop of Bolsena (1985.06.08 – 1994.01.25)

Secretary of Congregation for Bishops (1989.12.21 – 1994.01.25)

Secretary of College of Cardinals (1990.01.02 – 1994.01.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1994.01.25 – 2003.07.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (2003.07.15 – 2011.07.19)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca (2003.10.21 [2004.05.09] – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Scranton (USA) (2009.08.31 – 2010.02.23)

Cardinal Anthony Joseph BevilacquaPermalink
(1988.02.11 – 2003.07.15)

Ecclesia mater nostra

Born:1923.06.17 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1949.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1980.11.24
Created Cardinal:1991.06.28
Died:2012.01.31 († 88)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn (USA) (1980.02.11 – 1983.10.10)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Albæ in Byzacena (1980.10.04 – 1983.10.10)

Bishop of Pittsburgh (USA) (1983.10.10 – 1988.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1988.02.11 – 2003.07.15)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Redentore e S. Alfonso in Via Merulana (1991.06.28 – 2012.01.31)

Cardinal John Joseph KrolPermalink
(1961.02.11 – 1988.02.11)

Deus rex meus

Born:1910.10.26 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1937.02.20
Consecrated Bishop:1953.09.02
Created Cardinal:1967.06.26
Died:1996.03.03 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Cadi (1953.07.11 – 1961.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland (USA) (1953.07.11 – 1961.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1961.02.11 – 1988.02.11)

Undersecretary of Central Commission for the Coordination of the Postconciliar Work and the Interpretation of Conciliar Resolutions (1962 – 1967)

Vice-President of National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1966 – 1971)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Mercede e S. Adriano a Villa Albani pro hac vice Title (1967.06.29 – 1996.03.03)

President of National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1971 – 1974)

Cardinal John Francis O’Hara, C.S.C.Permalink
(1951.11.28 – 1960.08.28)

Non devias ipsa sequens

Born:1888.05.01 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1916.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:1940.01.15
Created Cardinal:1958.12.15
Died:1960.08.28 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Mylasa (1939.12.11 – 1945.03.10)

Bishop of Buffalo (USA) (1945.03.10 – 1951.11.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1951.11.28 – 1960.08.28)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio (1958.12.18 – 1960.08.28)

Cardinal Dennis Joseph DoughertyPermalink
(1918.05.01 – 1951.05.31)

Crucis in signo vinces

Born:1865.08.16 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1890.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1903.06.14
Created Cardinal:1921.03.07
Died:1951.05.31 († 85)

Bishop of Nueva Segovia (Philippines) (1903.06.12 – 1908.06.21)

Bishop of Jaro (Philippines) (1908.06.21 – 1915.12.09)

Bishop of Buffalo (USA) (1915.12.09 – 1918.05.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1918.05.01 – 1951.05.31)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (1921.03.10 – 1951.05.31)

Archbishop Edmond Francis PrendergastPermalink
(1911.05.27 – 1918.02.27)

Quis separabit

Born:1843.05.03 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1865.11.17
Consecrated Bishop:1897.02.24
Died:1918.02.27 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Scillium (1895.11.27 – 1911.05.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1895.11.27 – 1911.05.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Philadelphia (USA) (1911.02 – 1911.05.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1911.05.27 – 1918.02.27)

Bishop Edmond Francis Prendergast (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1911.02 – 1911.05.27)

Archbishop Patrick John RyanPermalink
(1884.06.08 – 1911.02.11)

Born:1831.02.20 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1852.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1872.04.14
Died:1911.02.11 († 79)

Titular Archbishop of Tricomia (1872.02.15 – 1884.01.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1872.02.15 – 1884.06.08)

Titular Archbishop of Salamis postea Constantia (1884.01.06 – 1884.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1884.06.08 – 1911.02.11)

Archbishop James Frederick Bryan WoodPermalink
(1875.02.12 – 1883.06.20)

Born:1813.04.27 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1844.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1857.04.26
Died:1883.06.20 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Antigonea (1857.01.09 – 1860.01.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1857.01.09 – 1860.01.05)

Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1860.01.05 – 1875.02.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1875.02.12 – 1883.06.20)

Bishops of Philadelphia (Roman Rite)

Bishop James Frederick Bryan Wood (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1860.01.05 – 1875.02.12)

(see above)

Saint Bishop John Nepomucene Neumann, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1852.02.05 – 1860.01.05)

Passio Christi conforta me

Born:1811.03.28 (Czechia)
Ordained Priest:1836.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1852.03.28
Died:1860.01.05 († 48)

Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1852.02.05 – 1860.01.05)

Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1842.04.22 – 1851.08.19)

Gloria Deo pax hominibus

Born:1796.12.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1821.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1830.06.06
Died:1863.07.08 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Arathia (1830.02.25 – 1842.04.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1830.02.25 – 1842.04.22)

Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1842.04.22 – 1851.08.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Baltimore (USA) (1851.08.19 – 1863.07.08)

Bishop Henry ConwellPermalink
(1819.11.26 – 1842.04.22)

Born:1748 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1776.11
Consecrated Bishop:1820.09.24
Died:1842.04.22 († 94)

Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1819.11.26 – 1842.04.22)

Bishop Michael Francis Egan, O.F.M.Permalink
(1808.04.08 – 1814.07.22)

Born:1761.09.29 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1785
Consecrated Bishop:1810.10.28
Died:1814.07.22 († 52)

Bishop of Philadelphia (USA) (1808.04.08 – 1814.07.22)

Former Prelates


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