Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo: Wikis


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For the Archdiocese in Spain, see Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toledo.
For the Diocese in Brazil, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, Brazil.

Diocese of Toledo
Dioecesis Toletana in America

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral

Basic information
Location Toledo, Ohio United States
Territory 19 counties in Northwest Ohio.
Population 306,532 Catholics
Rite Latin Rite
Patron Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Ecclesiastical province Province of Cincinnati
Established April 15, 1910
Cathedral Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral
Bishop Bishop of Toledo
Website Diocese of Toledo
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Metropolitan Dennis Marion Schnurr
Archbishop of Cincinnati
Diocesan Bishop Leonard Paul Blair
Bishop of Toledo
Diocesan map of Ohio with the Diocese of Toledo in light green.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo (Latin: Dioecesis Toletana in America) is a Roman Catholic diocese covering nineteen counties in Ohio. It was established April 15, 1910. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral is the mother church of the diocese.



  1. Joseph Schrembs (1911–1921) appointed Bishop of Cleveland and Archbishop ad personam in 1939
  2. Samuel Alphonsius Stritch (1921–1930) appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee, elevated to Cardinal in 1946
  3. Karl Joseph Alter (1931–1950) appointed Archbishop of Cincinnati
  4. George John Rehring (1950–1967) retired
  5. John Anthony Donovan (1967–1980) retired
  6. James Robert Hoffman (1980–2003) died
  7. Leonard Paul Blair (since 2003)

Auxiliary Bishops

  1. Albert Henry Ottenweller (1974–1977) appointed Bishop of Steubenville
  2. James Robert Hoffman (1978–1980) appointed Bishop
  3. Robert William Donnelly (1984–2006) retired

Affiliated Bishops

Coat of arms


The arms of the See are based upon those of Toledo, Spain, which bears a silver tower on a plain red field. By changing the field to one half of blue (dexter) and half of red (sinister) the arms are significantly different from the original, and there is effected, in conjunction with the silver tower, a combination of red, white, and blue - a new and distinctively American Toledo coat. The tower has been marked with a red cross to indicate that the new Toledo is to be ever a Catholic stronghold. [1]



As of 2005, the Diocese covers 8,222 square miles (21,290 km2) in Williams County, Defiance County, Paulding County, Van Wert County, Fulton County, Henry County, Putnam County, Allen County, Lucas County, Wood County, Hancock County, Ottawa County, Sandusky County, Seneca County, Wyandot County, Crawford County, Erie County, Huron County, and Richland County. [1]


The Diocese contains about 306,532 Catholics in an area population of 1,489,769. [1]

General information


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo currently has 131 parishes.


  • 184 diocesan priests, 121 on active duty in the Diocese, 7 active outside Diocese, 1 in foreign missions
  • 39 religious priests, 11 extern priests and 8 religious brothers
  • 620 women religious (sisters)
  • 189 permanent deacons


  • 77 elementary schools serving 17,149 students
  • 10 diocesan and parish high schools serving 3,440 students
  • 4 private high schools serving 2,771 students
  • 2 colleges


  • 3181 Infant Baptisms
  • 4364 First Communions
  • 4656 Confirmations
  • 1481 Marriages


  • 6 Catholic hospitals, 1,044,384 assisted
  • 5 homes for the aged, 2063 assisted
  • 11 special centers for social services, 16,869 assisted


Elementary schools


High schools



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