The Roman Catholic
Diocese of Las Cruces
The Diocese of Las Cruces comprises 10 Southern Counties in the State of New Mexico. It serves over 234,550 Catholics through 46 parishes, 40 missions, and five schools. Bishop Peter Baldachinno leads the diocese.
Bishop Baldacchino served as a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark for 18 years. Previously serving as auxiliary bishop of Miami, on May 15, 2019, Bishop Peter Baldacchino was named by Pope Francis as the third bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces.