Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles

The Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla (Latin: Archidioecesis Angelorum) is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Mexico. It was established on October 13, 1525 as the diocese of Tlaxcala and retained that name until it was elevated to an archdiocese in 1903. In 1959 a new Diocese of Tlaxcala was created and is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla.[2][3] Also suffragan to the archdiocese are the Dioceses of Huajuapan de León and Tehuacán

A separate diocese for Mexico City was created in 1530 and replaced Seville, Spain as Tlaxcala's metropolitan in 1546, so its place as Mexico's most important Catholic see was short-lived, but Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla is one of the largest archdioceses in Mexico today.

Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles

Archidioecesis Angelorum

Arquidiócesis de Puebla de los Angeles
Catedral de Puebla
Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción
Location
CountryMexico
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Puebla de los Angeles
MetropolitanPuebla, Puebla
Statistics
Area8,084 sq mi (20,940 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,382,207
4,054,856 (92.5%)
Parishes207
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 October 1525 (493 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopVictor Sánchez Espinosa
Auxiliary BishopsEugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía, Rutile Felipe Pozos Lorenzini (Auxiliary Bishop-elect), Tomás López Durán (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)[1]
Bishops emeritusRosendo Huesca Pacheco
Website
arquidiocesisdepuebla.mx

Ordinaries

References

  1. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2013/12/06/0813/01827.html
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Antonio Ruíz de Morales y Molina, O.S." Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Diego de Romano y Govea (Vitoria)" retrieved November 9, 2015
  6. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de la Mota y Escobar" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bishop Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y Murillo" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz y Sahagún" retrieved December 31, 2015
  9. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop García Felipe de Legazpi y Velasco Altamirano y Albornoz" retrieved December 4, 2015

See also

Coordinates: 19°02′34″N 98°11′54″W / 19.0429°N 98.1984°W

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