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Diocese of Victoria in Texas

Dioecesis Victoriensis in Texia

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  • Brendan John Cahill, Bishop
  • David Eugene Fellhauer, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 13 April 1982
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 25,513 (9,854 Square Miles)
  • Description: Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, and Wharton counties and those parts of Colorado and Fayette counties which lie west of the Colorado River
  • Conference Region: X (AR, OK, TX)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: VIC
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, 1505 E. Mesquite Lane, Victoria, TX 77901, USA
  • Telephone: (361)573-0828
  • Fax: 827-7174

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

13 April 1982ErectedDiocese of Corpus Christi (Goliad County)
Diocese of Galveston-Houston (Parts of Matagorda and Wharton Counties)
Archdiocese of San Antonio (Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson, Lavaca, and Victoria Counties and parts of Colorado, Fayette, Matagorda, and Wharton Counties)
Diocese of Victoria in Texas (erected)
29 December 2004Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Victoria in Texas (from San Antonio)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 74, Page 670, to Page 672
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 97, Page 129, and Page 130


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