Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington

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Diocese of Lexington

Dioecesis Lexingtonensis
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky), exterior.jpg
Cathedral of Christ the King
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Country United States
TerritoryKentucky Southeastern Kentucky
Ecclesiastical provinceLouisville
Area16,423 sq mi (42,540 km2)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2017)
43,168 (2.6%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 14, 1988
CathedralCathedral of Christ the King
Current leadership
BishopJohn Stowe
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Edward Kurtz
Bishops emeritusJames Kendrick Williams
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington (Latin: Dioecesis Lexingtonensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Kentucky founded on January 14, 1988. As of 2004, the diocese covered approximately 16,423 Square Miles (42,520 Square Kilometers), and included nearly 46,000 Catholics (about 3.1% of the total population) in its 64 parishes. At that time, 67 diocesan and religious priests, 33 permanent deacons, 30 male religious, and 138 female religious served in the diocese. The Diocese of Lexington provides education for approximately 4300 students in its fifteen elementary and two high schools located throughout the diocese, and maintains Newman Centers at eight of Kentucky's colleges and universities.

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