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Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Archidioecesis Paulopolitanus et Minneapolitanus

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  • John Clayton Nienstedt, Archbishop
  • Andrew Harmon Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Lee Anthony Piché, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Harry Joseph Flynn, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 11 July 1966
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Minnesota
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 17,225 (6,187 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: VIII (MN, ND, SD)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: STP
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: 226 Summit Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55102, USA
  • Telephone: (651)291-4400
  • Fax: 290-1629

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Saint Paul
19 July 1850ErectedDiocese of Dubuque
Diocese of Milwaukee
Diocese of Saint Paul (erected)
12 February 1875Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Saint Paul (From St. Louis to Milwaukee)
12 February 1875Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul Vicariate Apostolic of Northern Minnesota (erected)
12 August 1879Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul Vicariate Apostolic of Dakota (erected)
26 November 1889Territory LostDiocese of Saint Paul Diocese of Winona (erected)
Archdiocese of Saint Paul
4 May 1888ElevatedDiocese of Saint Paul Archdiocese of Saint Paul
31 December 1909Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Paul Diocese of Crookston (erected) (Becker, Beltrami, Clay, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, and Rosseau Counties.)
18 November 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Saint Paul Diocese of New Ulm (erected)
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
11 July 1966Name ChangedArchdiocese of Saint Paul Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Saint Paul
Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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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