Discover the Diocese of Yakima

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the central region of the state of the U.S. state of Washington. Headquartered in Yakima, the diocese comprises BentonChelanDouglasGrantKittitasKlickitat and Yakima Counties. The diocesan cathedral is St. Paul Cathedral, and the diocesan bishop is Joseph J. Tyson. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seattle, and its metropolitan archbishop isJ. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle.

The diocese was canonically erected on June 23, 1951 by Pope Pius XII. Its territory was taken from the territory of the Dioceses of Seattle (which was concurrently elevated to anarchdiocese) and Spokane. The diocese currently has 41 parishes and 7 Catholic schools.

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