Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Mobile

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Mobile / Mobilen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Biloxi, Birmingham, Jackson

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Contact Info

Address: 400 Government St., Mobile, AL 36602, USA

Phone: +1 (334) 434-1585

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2008.04.02 – ...):Archbishop Thomas John Rodi (74)Archbishop Thomas John Rodi (74)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Mobile (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Thomas John Rodi (74)Archbishop Thomas John Rodi (74)
(2008.04.02 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mobile (USA)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1949.03.27 (New Orleans, LA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1978.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:2001.07.02

Priest of New Orleans (USA) (1978.05.20 – 2001.05.15)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (1992.06.13 – 2001.05.15)

Bishop of Biloxi (USA) (2001.05.15 – 2008.04.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Biloxi (USA) (2008.04.02 – 2009.03.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mobile (USA) (2008.04.02 – ...)

Archbishop Oscar Hugh Lipscomb
(1980.07.29 – 2008.04.02)

Caritate non ficta

Born:1931.09.21 (Mobile, AL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:1980.11.16
Died:2020.07.15 (Mobile, AL, USA † 88)

Priest of Mobile (USA) (1956.07.15 – 1980.07.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mobile (USA) (1980.07.29 – 2008.04.02)

First Vice-President of “Vox Clara” Committee (2002.04 – 2011.02.03)

Bishops of Mobile (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Lawrence May (later Archbishop)
(1969.09.29 – 1980.01.24)

Conservus in Domino

Born:1922.03.31 (Evanston, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1947.05.03
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.24
Died:1994.03.24 (Shrewsbury, MO, USA † 71)

Priest of Chicago (USA) (1947.05.03 – 1967.06.16)

Titular Bishop of Tagarbala (1967.06.16 – 1969.09.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (USA) (1967.06.16 – 1969.09.29)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1969.09.29 – 1980.01.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Louis (USA) (1980.01.24 – 1992.12.09)

Vice-President of National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1983 – 1986)

President of National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1986 – 1989)

Archbishop Thomas Joseph Toolen
(1954.05.27 – 1969.09.29)

Soli Deo honor et gloria

Born:1886.02.28 (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Ordained Priest:1910.09.27
Consecrated Bishop:1927.05.04
Died:1976.12.04 (Mobile, AL, USA † 90)

Priest of Baltimore (USA) (1910.09.27 – 1927.02.28)

Bishop of Mobile–Birmingham (USA) (1927.02.28 – 1954.05.27)

Archbishop-Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1954.05.27 – 1969.09.29)

Titular Archbishop of Glastonbury (1969.09.29 – 1976.12.04)

Bishops of Mobile–Birmingham (Roman Rite)

Bishop Thomas Joseph Toolen (later Archbishop)
(1927.02.28 – 1954.05.27)

(see above)

Bishops of Mobile (Roman Rite)

Bishop Edward Patrick Allen
(1897.04.19 – 1926.10.21)

Soli Deo honor et gloria

Born:1853.03.17 (Lowell, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1881.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1897.05.16
Died:1926.10.21 (Mobile, AL, USA † 73)

Priest of Boston (USA) (1881.12.17 – 1897.04.19)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1897.04.19 – 1926.10.21)

Bishop Jeremiah O’Sullivan
(1885.06.16 – 1896.08.10)

Born:1842.02.06 (Kanturk, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1868.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1885.09.20
Died:1896.08.10 (Mobile, AL, USA † 54)

Priest of Baltimore (USA) (1868.06.30 – 1885.06.16)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1885.06.16 – 1896.08.10)

Bishop Dominic Manucy
(1884.01.18 – 1884.09.27)

Born:1823.12.20 (Saint Augustine, FL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1850.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1874.12.08
Died:1885.12.04 († 61)

Priest of Mobile (USA) (1850.08.15 – 1874.09.07)

Titular Bishop of Dulma (1874.09.07 – 1884.01.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Brownsville (USA) (1874.09.07 – 1884.01.18)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1884.01.18 – 1884.09.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Brownsville (USA) (1885.02.07 – 1885.12.04)

Titular Bishop of Maronia (1885.02.10 – 1885.12.04)

Bishop John Quinlan
(1859.09.26 – 1883.03.09)

Born:1826.10.19 (Cloyne, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1852.08.30
Consecrated Bishop:1859.12.04
Died:1883.03.09 (New Orleans, LA, USA † 56)

Priest of Cincinnati (USA) (1852.08.30 – 1859.09.26)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1859.09.26 – 1883.03.09)

Bishop Michael Portier
(1829.05.15 – 1859.05.14)

Born:1795.09.07 (Montbrison, France)
Ordained Priest:1818.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1826.11.05
Died:1859.05.14 (Mobile, AL, USA † 63)

Priest of Saint Louis (USA) (1818.05.16 – 1825.08.26)

Titular Bishop of Olena (1825.08.26 – 1829.05.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Alabama and the Floridas (USA) (1825.08.26 – 1829.05.15)

Bishop of Mobile (USA) (1829.05.15 – 1859.05.14)

Vicars Apostolic of Alabama and the Floridas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Michael Portier
(1825.08.26 – 1829.05.15)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (89)

Biloxi (←), Jackson (↖), Birmingham (↑), Savannah (→), Pensacola–Tallahassee (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 59,941 km²

Population: 88,480 Catholics (4.8% of 1,846,109 total)

Pastoral Centres: 76 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 101 priests (81 diocesan, 20 religious), 58 deacons, 115 religious (26 brothers, 89 sisters), 10 seminarians

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