Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Located in the USA Detroit Archdiocese (Latin: Archidioecesis Detroitensis ) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church. It was separated from the diocese of Cincinnati on March 8, 1833 and included then Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Dakotas areas east of the Mississippi River. Already on November 28, 1843 the Diocese of Milwaukee was separated from him. Further losses of territory brought the foundations of the Apostolic Vicariate of Upper Michigan, on July 29, 1853, of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, on 19 May 1882 and of the Diocese of Lansing, on 22 May 1937. All these dioceses were completely removed from the Diocese of Detroit. At the same time, however, Detroit was collected on 22 May 1937 Metropolitan Archdiocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit, which now belong to the dioceses of Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Saginaw. At the foundation of the latter, the diocese announced on February 26, 1938 again from some areas.

The archbishop, who is usually a cardinal, there are some auxiliary bishops to the side.

The Archdiocese covers the areas Lapeer County, Macomb County, Monroe County, Oakland County, St. Clair County and Wayne County.

Bishops of Detroit

  • Frederick John Conrad Rese ( Friedrich Reese ) ( 1833-1871 )
  • Caspar Henry Borgess (1871-1887)
  • John Samuel Foley (1888-1918)
  • Michael James Gallagher (1918-1937)

Archbishops of Detroit

  • Edward Aloysius Cardinal Mooney (1937-1958)
  • John Francis Cardinal Dearden (1958-1980)
  • Edmund Casimir Szoka, Cardinal (1981-1990, then Cardinal )
  • Adam Joseph Cardinal Maida (1990-2009)
  • Allen Vigneron (since 2009)