Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
Diocese of Las Vegas

Dioecesis Campenis
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Guardian Angel Cathedral
Coat Of Arms Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas.svg
Coat of arms
Country United States
TerritoryCounties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine
Ecclesiastical provinceSan Francisco
Area39,688 sq mi (102,790 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
732,000 [1] (36.9%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedMarch 21, 1995[1]
CathedralGuardian Angel Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Peter the Apostle
St. Paul the Apostle
Current leadership
BishopGeorge Leo Thomas
Bishops emeritusJoseph A. Pepe
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas (Latin: Dioecesis Campenis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern Nevada region of the United States. It comprises the Counties of Clark, Esmeralda, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine and is governed from the City of Las Vegas. The Bishop of Las Vegas has his liturgical and canonical seat (cathedra) at the Guardian Angel Cathedral.

The See of Las Vegas is a suffragan diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Other suffragan sees include the dioceses of Honolulu, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Stockton.

The Bishop of the Diocese of Las Vegas is The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas. On February 28, 2018, Pope Francis appointed Thomas as the third bishop of the diocese. The episcopal installation of Bishop Thomas was celebrated on May 15, 2018.


Originally a part of the Dioceses of Sacramento and Salt Lake City and later the Diocese of Reno, Pope John Paul II established the diocese on March 21, 1995 and was canonically erected on June 28.


The list of bishops of the diocese and their years of service:

  1. Daniel F. Walsh (1995-2000), appointed Bishop of Santa Rosa in California
  2. Joseph A. Pepe (2001-2018)
  3. George Leo Thomas (2018-present)



  • Ellen F. Ayoub (1995-2006)[]
  • Dr. Richard Facciolo (2006-2008)[2]
  • Catherine Thompson (?-present)

High schools

Elementary schools

  • St. Viator School
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
  • St. Francis de Sales School
  • Our Lady of Las Vegas School
  • St. Christopher School
  • St. Anne Catholic School

See also


  1. ^ a b "". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Diocese turns its focus to education". Retrieved .

External links

Coordinates: 36°10?30?N 115°08?11?W / 36.17500°N 115.13639°W / 36.17500; -115.13639

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