Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver

Located in the U.S. Denver Archdiocese (Latin: Archidioecesis Denveriensis ) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. It was taken out in 1868 as a Vicariate Apostolic of Colorado and Utah from the diocese of Santa Fe. After it had changed its name in 1879 to Apostolic Vicariate of Colorado, it was founded on August 16, 1887 under the name of Denver as a diocese and the Church of Santa Fe Province assumed.

On November 15, 1941, the Diocese of Pueblo was separated from him and raised himself to the Denver Archdiocese. As such, it is to this day the Metropolitan diocese suffragan Pueblo, Cheyenne and Colorado Springs.

On 10 November 2005 Pope Benedict XVI appointed. the former Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Denver Ralph Walker Nickless Bishop of Sioux City.

The Archdiocese covers the areas Adams County, Arapahoe County, Broomfield County, Denver, Jefferson County, Larimer County and Weld County.

Bishops of Denver

  • Joseph Projectus Machebeuf ( Macheboeuf ) ( 1868-1889 )
  • Nicholas Chrysostom Matz (1889-1917)
  • John Henry Tihen (1917-1931)
  • Urban Vehr John (1931-1941)

Archbishops of Denver

  • Urban Vehr John (1941-1967)
  • James Vincent Casey (1967-1986)
  • James Francis Stafford (1986-1996, then President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity )
  • Charles Joseph Chaput, OFM Cap (1997-2011)
  • Samuel Joseph Aquila (since 2012)