On July 29, 1853, His Holiness Pope Pius IX formally erected the
Diocese of Covington in Kentucky. 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, over 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.