About Archdiocese of Anchorage
The Archdiocese of Anchorage is one of 170 dioceses (or geographic areas of responsibility) of the Catholic Church in the United States. The Archdiocese of Anchorage was established on February 9, 1966. Its 138,985 square miles encompasses the Third Judicial District of Alaska, known as Southcentral Alaska, an area larger than combining many states in the lower 48. The largest population base of the archdiocese, and all of Alaska, is in Anchorage, located at the head of Cook Inlet, the northern most point of the Pacific Ocean.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Anchorage is a people of many cultures, called by the love of Christ to proclaim the Gospel, celebrate the sacraments and give witness through joyful lives of prayer and service.