Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson

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Diocese of Jackson

Dioecesis Jacksoniensis
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Cathedral of St. Peter
Country United States
TerritoryNorthern and central Mississippi (65 counties)
Ecclesiastical provinceMobile
Area37,643 sq mi (97,490 km2)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
52,900 (2.4%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJuly 28, 1837 (183 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St. Peter the Apostle
Patron saintSt. Peter the Apostle
Current leadership
BishopJoseph R. Kopacz
Metropolitan ArchbishopThomas John Rodi
Bishops emeritusJoseph Nunzio Latino
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson is a diocese in the ecclesiastical province of Mobile, in the southern United States of America. Its ecclesiastical jurisdiction includes the northern and central parts of the state of Mississippi, an area of 97,458 square kilometers (37,629 sq mi). It is the largest diocese, by area, east of the Mississippi River in the United States.

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  • Jackson, Mississippi

    Capital of Mississippi

  • Mississippi House of Representatives
  • Mississippi State Senate
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson
  • Mississippi State Capitol

    State capitol building of the U.S. state of Mississippi

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

    United States federal district court in Mississippi

  • King Edward Hotel (Jackson, Mississippi)

    United States historic place

  • Jackson Public School District
  • Mississippi Governor's Mansion

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