- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston
Archdiocese of Kingston
Location Country Canada Territory Eastern Ontario, St. Lawrence Valley Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Kingston Metropolitan Kingston, Ontario Population
Information Denomination Roman Catholic Rite Roman Rite Established December 28, 1889 Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral Patron saint St. Mary Current leadership Pope Benedict XVI Archbishop
Brendan Michael O'BrienArchbishop of Kingston
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston (Latin: Archidioecesis Kingstoniensis/Regiopolitanus) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese in Canada that includes part of the Province of Ontario and includes the suffragan dioceses of Alexandria-Cornwall, Peterborough, and Sault Sainte Marie.
The Diocese of Kingston was established 27 January 1826 as a suffrigan diocese of the Archdiocese of Quebec and elevated to an archdiocese 28 December 1889. Prior to 1841 when the Diocese of Toronto was created, the diocese included areas that are now part of the Dioceses of Hamilton, London, Saint Catharines, Thunder Bay and Toronto.
As of 2004[update], the archdiocese contains 52 parishes, 79 active diocesan priests, 7 religious priests, and 120,000 Catholics. It also has 165 Women Religious, 11 Religious Brothers, and 17 permanent deacons.
The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of Kingston and their terms of service:
- Alexander MacDonell (1826–1840)
- Rémi Gaulin (1840–1857)
- Patrick Phelan (1857)
- Edward John Horan (1858–1874) 
- John O'Brien (1875–1879)
- James Vincent Cleary (1880–1898) 
- Charles-Hughes Gauthier (1898–1910)
- Michael Joseph Spratt (1911–1938)
- Richard Michael Joseph O'Brien (1938–1943)
- Joseph Anthony O'Sullivan (1944–1966)
- Joseph Lawrence Wilhelm (1966–1982)
- Francis John Spence (1982–2002)
- Anthony G. Meager (2002–2007)
- Brendan Michael O'Brien (2007–present)
- Archdiocese of Kingston — official site
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