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Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southwestern region of the United States. It is comprised of the nine southernmost counties of the state of Arizona, making it the fifth largest diocese in the continental United States in terms of territoriality. The diocese is led by a prelate bishop which serves as pastor of the motherchurch, Cathedral of Saint Augustine in the City of Tucson.
The See of Tucson was established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Arizona in 1868, taking its territory from the former Diocese of Santa Fe. The See of Tucson was canonically erected as a diocese on May 8, 1897.
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