The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta  

Archbishop Gregory, right, distributes holy Communion among the congregation at the Archdiocesan Multicultural Mass. Photo by Michael Alexander, The Georgia Bulletin

About the Archdiocese of Atlanta

The Archdiocese of Atlanta was created on February 21, 1962, from the Diocese of Atlanta which was established on July 2, 1956.

The archdiocese encompasses 21,445 square miles in north Georgia. It includes the 69 counties north of and including the following counties: Lincoln, McDuffie, Warren, Hancock, Baldwin, Putnam, Jasper, Monroe, Upson, Meriwether and Troup. See the list and map.

The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D. is the Archbishop of Atlanta.

Mission Statement:

We, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, are a people of prayer, love and joy who are dedicated to the salvation of all. As disciples and believers in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we proclaim the good news and grow in faith, hope, love, and service to others. We are unified in our commitment to sacramental life, pastoral care, and life-long formation in our Roman Catholic faith. We express our love through evangelization, fellowship, Catholic education, social services and charity in the full pursuit of effective discipleship.