Bishops Pray for Healing, Consolation After Latest US Mass Shootings

After three people were killed and another critically injured in a shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on Dec. 6, Archbishop George Leo Thomas of Las Vegas has said his “thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and survivors of this tragedy.”

Viva Arch Vegas! Sin City Gets Blessed as an Archdiocese

At a Mass celebrating Las Vegas becoming the 33rd U.S. archdiocese, Cardinal Christophe Pierre told those in attendance that the growth of Catholicism in Sin City is the outcome of synodality, that is, “women and men working together on the shared journey of faith.”

The Vatican Names Las Vegas as the Newest U.S. Archdiocese

For the first time in 19 years, the United States has a new archdiocese. The Vatican announced on May 30 the creation of the Ecclesiastical Province of Las Vegas, which includes the newly elevated Archdiocese of Las Vegas, and the Dioceses of Reno and Salt Lake City.