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Established April 8, 1808

After Baltimore, New York was one of the first four sees in the United States (with Boston, Philadelphia, and Bardstown). Its first bishop was Richard Concanen, though he never resided there, dying in Naples while awaiting transport across the Atlantic.

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Wikipedia * Catholic Encyclopedia * Archdiocese of New York


F. Cohalan, Popular History of the Archdiocese of New York

T. Golway (ed.), Catholics in New York: Society, Culture, and Politics, 1808-1946

T. Shelley, The History of the Archdiocese of New York