Diocese of

Belleville

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Belleville / Bellevillen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Chicago

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Contact Info

Address: Chancery Office, 222 S. Third St., Belleville, IL 62220, USA

Phone: +1 (618) 277-8181

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.04.03 – ...):Bishop Michael George McGovern (59)Bishop Michael George McGovern (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Belleville (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael George McGovern (59)Bishop Michael George McGovern (59)
(2020.04.03 – ...)

Bishop of Belleville (USA)

Vos autem dixi amicos

Born:1964.07.01 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1994.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:2020.07.22

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1994.05.21 – 2020.04.03)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (2020.04.03 – ...)

Bishop Edward Kenneth Braxton (79)Bishop Edward Kenneth Braxton (79)
(2005.03.15 – 2020.04.03)

Bishop emeritus of Belleville (USA)

Mane nobiscum Domine

Born:1944.06.28 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.13
Consecrated Bishop:1995.05.17

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1970.05.13 – 1995.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Macomades rusticiana (1995.03.28 – 2000.12.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1995.03.28 – 2000.12.12)

Bishop of Lake Charles (USA) (2000.12.12 – 2005.03.15)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (2005.03.15 – 2020.04.03)

Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)Bishop Wilton Daniel Gregory (76) (later Cardinal)
(1993.12.29 – 2004.12.09)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa
Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA)

We are the Lord’s

Born:1947.12.07 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1973.05.09
Consecrated Bishop:1983.12.13
Created Cardinal:2020.11.28

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1973.05.09 – 1983.10.31)

Titular Bishop of Oliva (1983.10.31 – 1993.12.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA) (1983.10.31 – 1993.12.29)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1993.12.29 – 2004.12.09)

Vice-President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (1998.12 – 2001.11.13)

President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2001.11.13 – 2004.11.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Atlanta (USA) (2004.12.09 – 2019.04.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (2019.04.04 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) (2020.09.18 – 2021.03.02)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa (2020.11.28 [2021.09.27] – ...)

Archbishop James Patrick Keleher (92)Bishop James Patrick Keleher (92) (later Archbishop)
(1984.10.23 – 1993.06.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kansas City (USA)

One body one spirit

Born:1931.07.31 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1958.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1984.12.11

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1958.04.12 – 1984.10.23)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1984.10.23 – 1993.06.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kansas City (USA) (1993.06.28 – 2005.01.15)

Bishop John Nicholas Wurm
(1981.09.19 – 1984.04.27)

Born:1927.12.06 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1976.08.17
Died:1984.04.27 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Plestia (1976.06.25 – 1981.09.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1976.06.25 – 1981.09.19)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1981.09.19 – 1984.04.27)

Bishop William Michael Cosgrove
(1976.08.30 – 1981.05.19)

Born:1916.11.26 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1968.09.03
Died:1992.12.11 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Trisipa (1968.06.12 – 1976.08.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland (USA) (1968.06.12 – 1976.08.30)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1976.08.30 – 1981.05.19)

Bishop Albert Rudolph Zuroweste
(1947.11.29 – 1976.08.30)

Born:1901.04.26 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1924.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:1948.01.29
Died:1987.03.28 († 85)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1947.11.29 – 1976.08.30)

Bishop Henry J. Althoff
(1913.12.04 – 1947.07.03)

Born:1873.08.28 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1902.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1914.02.24
Died:1947.07.03 († 73)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1913.12.04 – 1947.07.03)

Bishop John Janssen
(1888.02.28 – 1913.07.02)

Born:1835.03.03 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1858.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:1888.04.25
Died:1913.07.02 († 78)

Bishop of Belleville (USA) (1888.02.28 – 1913.07.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (121)

Springfield–Cape Girardeau (↙), Springfield in Illinois (↑), Evansville (→), Owensboro (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 30,062 km²

Population: 127,000 Catholics (13.2% of 960,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 101 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 120 priests (77 diocesan, 43 religious), 39 deacons, 141 religious (46 brothers, 95 sisters), 7 seminarians

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