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