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Introducing the new Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

Bishop John P. Dolan, the new Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, became the fifth Bishop in the history of the 53-year-old diocese on August 2, 2022. Established on December 2, 1969, when it was split off from the Diocese of Tucson, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix consists of 94 parishes, 23 missions, 29 elementary schools, seven high schools, three universities, and one seminary, and is one of the fastest growing dioceses in the United States, with an increase of over 300,000 Catholics in the past 10-years alone. The Diocese of Phoenix is comprised of Mohave, Coconino (except Navajo Indian Reservation), Yavapai, and Maricopa Counties, and the Gila Indian Reservation in the State of Arizona for a total of 43,967 square miles. Learn more at