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Diocese of Buffalo

Dioecesis Buffalensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Richard Joseph Malone, Bishop
  • Edward Michael Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Edward Urban Kmiec, Bishop Emeritus
  • Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 23 April 1847
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of New York
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 16,511 (6,357 Square Miles)
  • Description: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, and Allegany Counties.
  • Conference Region: II (NY)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: BUF
  • Official Web Site: http://www.buffalodiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203-1250, USA
  • Telephone: (716)847-5500
  • Fax: 847-5550

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
23 April 1847ErectedDiocese of New York Diocese of Buffalo (erected)
3 March 1868Territory LostDiocese of Buffalo Diocese of Rochester (erected)
1896Territory LostDiocese of Buffalo Diocese of Rochester (Counties of Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, and Tioga)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950640,5011,307,43249.0%5283809087054542,816250ap1951
1959847,5541,690,20650.1%5795081,0877796192,939265ap1960
1966913,6401,806,89550.6%6375481,1857716563,592270ap1967
1968948,6691,882,43450.4%6255261,1518246533,302266ap1971
1976925,8731,758,35552.7%6283961,0249045262,607275ap1977
1980800,1251,716,72546.6%574298872917364032,411298ap1981
1990789,7231,591,76849.6%5092287371,071742891,780292ap1991
1999741,5061,587,80846.7%4351986331,17192461,446265ap2000
2000731,0081,565,47146.7%4161916071,204942361,400266ap2001
2001725,4521,553,47146.7%4041795831,2441002211,362266ap2002
2002713,7521,591,70844.8%3971735701,2521032191,317266ap2003
2003709,2581,581,68644.8%3841635471,2961032101,272265ap2004
2004707,9811,578,92244.8%3771625391,3131042101,218265ap2005
2006694,9921,570,17944.3%3611525131,3541122001,116264ap2007
2010710,0001,607,00044.2%3191154341,635126160964236ap2011
2012721,0001,632,00044.2%3061084141,741124144880164ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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