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Dioecesis de Fairbanks is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic "Diocese of fairbanks alaska" in the northwestern United Statescomprising the northern regions of the state of Alaska. It is led by a bishop who serves as pastor of the mother churchSacred Heart Cathedral in the City of Fairbanks.

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. It was elevated to an apostolic vicariate on December 22, The Diocese of Juneau was carved out of the apostolic vicariate on June 23, On August 8,the apostolic vicariate was elevated to a diocese.

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The first seven bishops of Fairbanks were missionaries of the Society of Jesus. In Februarythe diocese announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcyclaiming inability to pay the plaintiffs who filed claims against the diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests Diocese of fairbanks alaska church workers dating from the s to the early s.

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It also has seven religious sisters and two religious brothers. Prefects of Alaska [5].

Vicars Apostolic of Alaska [6]. Vicar Apostolic of Northern Alaska [7]. Services are provided in English.

But due to the growing Hispanic population in Fairbanks, services are also provided in Spanish. Due to the vast area, low population density, and financial restraints, the diocese has no hospitals. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Archived from the original on More than claims were filed against the church for alleged Diocese of fairbanks alaska at the hands of clergy or church workers between the s and s. Archived from the original on July 20, Robert Hannon, who serves as a special assistant to Bishop Donald Kettler and is the diocesan chancellor, told the Anchorage Alaska Daily News that officials believe bankruptcy is the fairest way to compensate victims.

Robert Hannon, chancellor and special assistant to Bishop Donald Kettler, said bankruptcy would provide a way for church assets to be distributed fairly among abuse victims.

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