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Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archidioecesis Angelorum in California

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  • José Horacio Gómez Velasco, Archbishop
  • Alejandro Dumbrigue Aclan, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Albert Matta Bahhuth, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Matthew Gregory Elshoff, O.F.M. Cap., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Brian Alan Nunes, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Sławomir Stanisław Szkredka, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Marc Vincent Trudeau, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Roger Michael Mahony, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Edward William Clark, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Thomas John Curry, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Alexander Salazar, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Joseph Martin Sartoris, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Gerald Eugene Wilkerson, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
  • Gabino Zavala, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 11 July 1936
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: California
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 22,367 (8,639 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the Counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura in the State of California.
  • Conference Region: XI (CA, HI)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: LA
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 3424 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241, USA
  • Telephone: (213)637-7255
  • Fax: 637-6255

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
1 June 1922SplitDiocese of Monterey-Los Angeles Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego (Southern part: Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura)
Diocese of Monterey-Fresno (Northern part: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and Tulare)
11 July 1936Territory LostDiocese of Los Angeles-San Diego (Imperial, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties) Diocese of San Diego (erected)
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
11 July 1936ElevatedDiocese of Los Angeles-San Diego Archdiocese of Los Angeles
24 March 1976Territory LostArchdiocese of Los Angeles (Orange) Diocese of Orange in California (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Los Angeles-San Diego
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 14, Page 539, to Page 541
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 28, Page 488, to Page 490


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