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Roman Catholic Bishop of Baltimore

As of 2003, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore covers the City of Baltimore as well as Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, and Washington counties, Maryland.

The Prefecture Apostolic of the United States of America was established on November 26, 1784. The Prefecture was elevated to the Diocese of Baltimore on November 6, 1789, and elevated to Archdiocese on April 8, 1808. The Archbishop of Baltimore is called the "Honorary Primate" of the United States, as he occupies the oldest see in the nation.

Archbishops of Baltimore

John Carroll (1784-1815)
  • Archbishop Leonard Neale, S.J (1815-1817)
  • Archbishop Ambrose Maréchal, P.S.S (1817-1828)
  • Archbishop James Whitfield (1828-1834)
  • Archbishop Samuel Eccleston, P.S.S (1834-1851)
  • Archbishop Francis Patrick Kenrick (1851-1863)
  • Archbishop Martin John Spalding (1864-1872)
  • Archbishop James Roosevelt Bayley (1872-1877)
  • Cardinal Archbishop James Gibbons (1877-1921)
  • Archbishop Michael Joseph Curley (1921-1947)
  • Archbishop Francis Patrick Keough (1947-1961)
  • Cardinal Archbishop Lawrence Joseph Shehan (1961-1984)
  • Archbishop William Donald Borders (1974-1989)
  • Cardinal Archbishop William Henry Keeler (1989-present)

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    See also List of Bishops