Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Established August 23, 1905

Originally the Prefecture Apostolic of Indian Territy, the Diocese of Oklahoma was created two years before Oklahoma statehood. Its first bishop was Belgium-born Theophile Meerschaert. The diocese was divided into two in 1972 with the creation of the Diocese of Tulsa, and Oklahoma City became an archdiocese.


Archdiocese of Oklahoma City * Catholic Encyclopedia