The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, founded in 1975, covers the 18 most northwestern counties of the State of Florida. Although our diocese is young, its roots go back to the first settlement of this region by Europeans, when in 1559 Don Tristan de Luna, on behalf of the Spanish crown, established the first settlement in what was to become the United States of America. The settlement was abandoned in 1561 due to hurricanes that destroyed the settlers supplies.
Our diocese enjoys the distinction of being a "dual see" diocese -- that is, it has two centers from which the Bishop governs: Pensacola and Tallahassee. Each see city has a cathedral - the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola and the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee.
St. Michael the Archangel is the primary patron saint of the diocese, along with additional patron saints St. Thomas More and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Our diocese spans miles of pristine white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and rich farmlands and forests of pine and oak farther north.
We welcome you to come and enjoy the magnificent glory of our Creator with us in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.