Diocese of Covington
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, KY was created on July 29, 1853 by His Holiness Pope Pius IX. At that time the diocese comprised the eastern part of Kentucky. The then president of Xavier College, Cincinnati, Father George A. Carrell, S.J. was named the first Bishop of the newly created diocese. Today, 150 years later, the Diocese of Covington is comprised of the 14 northern-most counties in Kentucky. Our tenth bishop, Bishop Roger J. Foys, D.D., was ordained and installed in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption July 15, 2002.