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Diocese Celebrates Centennial in Abbeville

May 07, 2018 04:32PM ● By News Desk

Members from multiple churches around the city celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the formation of the Diocese of Lafayette at St. Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.

The event featured performances by the Vietnamese, Hispanic and St. Mary Magdalen choirs and students from Mount Carmel School who welcomed the procession on the walkway outside of the church.

On April 13, 1918, the Apostolic Delegate made a formal decree to a Diocese of New Orleans administrator to erect the Diocese of Lafayette.