Former Bishops

Beginning with Bishop Andrew Byrne, the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock has a rich history of dedicated shepherds who have led the Church in Arkansas since its founding in 1843. Click on a bishop below to learn more. en español


Archbishop J. Peter Sartain — 2000-2006


Bishop Andrew J. McDonald — 1972-2000


Bishop Albert L. Fletcher — 1946-1972


Bishop John B. Morris — 1907-1946


Bishop Edward Fitzgerald — 1867-1907


Bishop Andrew Byrne — 1844-1862