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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
As of 2003, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York covers three of the five boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island), as well as Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties.
The Latin title of the Archdiocese is Archidioecesis Neo-Eboracensis, and the corporate title is Archdiocese of New York.
Initially the diocese was part of the Prefecture Apostolic of United States of America when the Prefecture was established on November 26, 1784. It was later part of the Diocese of Baltimore. The Diocese of New York was established on April 8, 1808. At the time of its establishment it covered all of the state of New York, as well as the New Jersey counties of Sussex, Bergen, Morris, Essex, Somerset, Middlesex, and Monmouth.
On April 23, 1847 territory was taken from the Diocese to form the Dioceses of Albany and Buffalo. The Diocese was elevated to an Archdiocese on July 19, 1850. On July 29, 1853 territory was again taken from the Diocese, this time to form the Diocese of Newark, New Jersey and the Diocese of Brooklyn. Finally, territory was taken to form the Prefecture Apostolic of Bahama (now the Archdiocese of Nassau) on March 21, 1929.
The following is a list of the Roman Catholic Bishops and Archbishops of the Diocese and Archdiocese of New York (and their terms of service)
- Bishop R. Luke Concanen (1808-1810)
- Bishop John Connolly (1814-1825)
- Bishop John Dubois (1826-1842)
- Archbishop John Joseph Hughes (1842-1864)
- Archbishop John Cardinal McCloskey (1864-1885)
- Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1885-1902)
- Archbishop John Murphy Cardinal Farley (1902-1918)
- Archbishop Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes (1919-1938)
- Archbishop Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman (1939-1967)
- Archbishop Terence James Cardinal Cooke (1968-1983)
- Archbishop John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor (1984-2000)
- Archbishop Edward Michael Cardinal Egan (2000-present)
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