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Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup
Dioecesis Gallupiensis
Basic information
Location Gallup, New Mexico, United States
Territory Navajo and Apache Counties in Arizona and San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, and Catron Counties in New Mexico
Population 60,000 Catholics
Rite Roman Rite
Patron Our Lady of Guadalupe
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Established December 16, 1939
Cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Bishop Bishop of Gallup
Website Diocese of Gallup
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Michael Jarboe Sheehan
Archbishop of Santa Fe
Diocesan Bishop James S. Wall
Bishop of Gallup
Emeritus bishops Donald Edmond Pelotte
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southwestern region of the United States, encompassing counties in the states of Arizona (Navajo and Apache) and New Mexico (San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, and Catron.[1], [2] The motherchurch is located in the City of Gallup, New Mexico's Cathedral of the Sacred Heart [1].



The diocese was canonically erected on December 16, 1939, taking its territory from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, of which Gallup is a suffragan.[2][3]

Bishops of the Diocese of Gallup

The diocese was, until recently, sede vacante. Its former bishop, Donald Edmond Pelotte, was granted a one year leave of absence on January 3, 2008, to recover from a fall he suffered on July 23, 2007. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, was appointed apostolic administrator sede plena by Pope Benedict XVI for the duration of Bishop Pelotte's absence.[4] On April 30, 2008 the Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Gallup, presented by Bishop Pelotte, in accordance with canon 401 § 2 of the Code of Canon Law.[5]


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