Diocese of Wilmington

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Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at the USCCB's fall meeting Nov. 15, 2023.

Maryland bishops denounce assisted-suicide bill

Jan 31, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

“We are deeply disappointed to learn that once again the Maryland General Assembly will debate whether to legalize physician-assisted suicide,”... Read more


Seal of Confession under attack? Delaware, Vermont bills draw Catholic criticism

Mar 9, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The proposed requirement would be practically “nearly impossible to meet” for Catholic clergy, the Diocese of Wilmington has said. Read more

Bishop-elect William Koenig of Wilmington.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of President Biden’s home diocese

Apr 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Msgr. William Koenig succeeds Bishop William Francis Malooly, who has led the diocese since 2008. Read more

State capitol in Dover, Delaware.

Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches

Jun 3, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit.  Read more

Beau Biden, who died May 30 of brain cancer.

Death of Joe Biden's son draws prayers from Delaware bishop

Jun 1, 2015

Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington has offered his condolences and prayers to Vice President Joe Biden and his family,... Read more