LAS VEGAS – In a significant announcement, the Diocese of Las Vegas has been officially elevated to an Archdiocese by Pope Francis. This decision by the pope comes as a recognition of the diocese’s size, population, and overall importance within the region, among other factors.
Under this new designation, The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, Ph.D., who previously served as the Bishop of Las Vegas, will assume the role of Archbishop for the newly established Archdiocese. The appointment of Archbishop Thomas reflects the pope’s trust and confidence in his leadership and commitment to the diocese.
This elevation is a momentous occasion for the Catholic community in Las Vegas and the surrounding regions. It signifies the growth, progress, and significance of the diocese, as well as the recognition of the unique challenges and opportunities present in this vibrant and diverse area.
As an Archdiocese, the Diocese of Las Vegas will have increased responsibilities and a broader scope of influence in guiding and serving the faithful. It will provide enhanced support, resources, and spiritual guidance to the parishes and communities within its jurisdiction.
The faithful of the diocese, clergy, and members of the Catholic community join in celebrating this milestone and express gratitude to Pope Francis for his decision to elevate the Diocese of Las Vegas to an Archdiocese. They also extend their congratulations and best wishes to Archbishop George Leo Thomas as he assumes his new role.
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