Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Located in the USA Philadelphia Archdiocese (Latin: Archidioecesis Philadelphiensis ) was established from areas of the Diocese of Baltimore on April 8, 1808 and was under this suffragan.
After the Diocese of Pittsburgh was taken out of him on August 11, 1843, there were on July 29 in 1853 also some territory to the creation of the Diocese of Newark. Already on March 3, 1868, again lost vast areas to the creation of the dioceses Harrisburg, Scranton and Wilmington.
Collected on February 12, 1875 Archdiocese and Metropolitan seat, now subject to him the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton, Wilmington, Allentown, Altoona - Johnstown, Erie and Greensburg.
The archbishop of Philadelphia, which is usually a cardinal, there are 4 auxiliary bishops to the side.