Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Washington

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Washington / Vashingtonen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Saint Thomas

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Websites:

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Mary Mother of God (January 1)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: November 14

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 5001 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA

Phone: +1 (301) 853-4520

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.04.04 – ...):Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)

Cardinal-Priest of Immacolata Concezione di Maria a Grottarossa

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.03.08 – ...):Bishop Roy Edward Campbell (76)Bishop Roy Edward Campbell (76)

Titular Bishop of Ucres

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.12.19 – ...):Bishop Juan Rafael Esposito-Garcia (50)Bishop Juan Rafael Esposito-Garcia (50)

Titular Bishop of Tabla

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.12.19 – ...):Bishop Evelio Menjivar-Ayala (53)Bishop Evelio Menjivar-Ayala (53)

Titular Bishop of Aëtus

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Washington (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)Cardinal Wilton Daniel Gregory (76)
(2019.04.04 – ...)

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] – ...)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl (83)Cardinal Donald William Wuerl (83)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.10.12 – 2019.04.04)

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl (83)Cardinal Donald William Wuerl (83)
(2006.05.16 – 2018.10.12)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Washington (USA)

Thy kingdom come

Born:1940.11.12 (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.06
Created Cardinal:2010.11.20

Priest of Pittsburgh (USA) (1966.12.17 – 1985.11.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle (USA) (1985.11.30 – 1987.05.26)

Titular Bishop of Rosemarkie (1985.11.30 – 1988.02.11)

Bishop of Pittsburgh (USA) (1988.02.11 – 2006.05.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (2006.05.16 – 2018.10.12)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pietro in Vincoli (2010.11.20 [2011.05.08] – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Washington (USA) (2018.10.12 – 2019.04.04)

Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (93) (later Mr.)
(2000.11.21 – 2006.05.16)

Cardinal-Priest emeritus of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Washington (USA)

Come Lord Jesus

Born:1930.07.07 (New York, NY, USA)
Ordained Priest:1958.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1977.06.29
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Resigned as Cardinal:2018.07.28

Priest of New York (USA) (1958.05.31 – 1977.05.24)

Domestic Prelate (1965.11.10 – 1968.03.28)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (1968.03.28 – 1977.05.24)

Titular Bishop of Rusibisir (1977.05.24 – 1981.11.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of New York (USA) (1977.05.24 – 1981.11.19)

Bishop of Metuchen (USA) (1981.11.19 – 1986.05.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Newark (USA) (1986.05.30 – 2000.11.21)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Turks and Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos Islands) (1998.10.17 – 2000.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (2000.11.21 – 2006.05.16)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (2001.02.21 [2001.06.28] – 2018.07.28)

Resigned cardinalate (2018.07.28)

Lay state (2019.02.13)

Cardinal James Aloysius Hickey
(1980.06.17 – 2000.11.21)

Veritatem in caritate

Born:1920.10.11 (Midland, MI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1967.04.14
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2004.10.24 (Washington, DC, USA † 84)

Priest of Saginaw (USA) (1946.06.15 – 1967.02.18)

Domestic Prelate (1963.10.31 – 1967.02.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Saginaw (USA) (1967.02.18 – 1969.03.01)

Titular Bishop of Taraqua (1967.02.18 – 1974.06.05)

Rector of Pontifical North American College (1969.03.01 – 1974.06.05)

Bishop of Cleveland (USA) (1974.06.05 – 1980.06.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (1980.06.17 – 2000.11.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Madre del Redentore a Tor Bella Monaca (1988.06.28 – 2004.10.24)

Cardinal William Wakefield Baum
(1973.03.05 – 1980.03.18)

Ministerium reconciliationis

Born:1926.11.21 (Dallas, TX, USA)
Ordained Priest:1951.05.12
Consecrated Bishop:1970.04.06
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:2015.07.23 (Washington, DC, USA † 88)

Priest of Kansas City–Saint Joseph (USA) (1951.05.12 – 1970.02.18)

Bishop of Springfield–Cape Girardeau (USA) (1970.02.18 – 1973.03.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (1973.03.05 – 1980.03.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Croce in Via Flaminia (1976.05.24 – 2015.07.23)

Prefect of Congregation for Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Educational Institutions) (1980.01.15 – 1990.04.06)

Major Penitentiary of Apostolic Penitentiary (1990.04.06 – 2001.11.22)

Cardinal Patrick Aloysius O’Boyle
(1965.10.12 – 1973.03.03)

State in fide

Born:1896.07.18 (Scranton, PA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1921.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:1948.01.14
Created Cardinal:1967.06.26
Died:1987.08.10 (Washington, DC, USA † 91)

Priest of New York (USA) (1921.05.21 – 1947.11.27)

Privy Chamberlain Supernumerary (1941 – 1944)

Domestic Prelate (1944 – 1947.11.27)

Archbishop of Washington (USA) (1947.11.27 – 1965.10.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Washington (USA) (1965.10.12 – 1973.03.03)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Nicola in Carcere pro hac vice Title (1967.06.29 – 1987.08.10)

Archbishops of Washington (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Patrick Aloysius O’Boyle (later Cardinal)
(1947.11.27 – 1965.10.12)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (165)

Arlington (↙), Baltimore (↑), Wilmington (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 5,447 km²

Population: 680,236 Catholics (22.0% of 3,091,984 total)

Pastoral Centres: 139 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 900 priests (460 diocesan, 440 religious), 185 deacons, 1,202 religious (794 brothers, 408 sisters), 75 seminarians

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