Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
|Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Arquidiócesis de Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Catedral de San Marcos
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Tuxtla Gutiérrez|
|Area||8,740 sq mi (22,600 km2)|
|(as of 2010)
|Established||27 October 1964 (49 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Mark|
|Bishop||Fabio Martinez Castilla|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Domingo Díaz Martínez|
|Auxiliary Bishops||José Mendoza Corzo|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Latin: Archidioecesis Tuxtlensis) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in Mexico. Based in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, it is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Tapachula. Pope Benedict XVI elevated it to the level of an archdiocese on 25 November 2006.
Masses in Tzotzil and Tzeltal languages
In 2013, Pope Francis approved translations of the prayers for Mass and the celebration of sacraments into Tzotzil and Tzeltal. The translations include "the prayers used for Mass, marriage, baptisms, confirmations, confessions, ordinations and the anointing of the sick ... Bishop Arizmendi said Oct. 6 that the texts, which took approximately eight years to translate, would be used in his diocese and the neighboring Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutierrez. Mass has been celebrated in the diocese in recent years with the assistance of translators—except during homilies—Bishop Arizmendi said in an article in the newspaper La Jornada.
- José Trinidad Sepúlveda Ruiz-Velasco (1965–1988)
- Felipe Aguirre Franco (1988–2000)
- José Luis Chávez Botello (2001–2003)
- Rogelio Cabrera López (2004–2012)
- Fabio Martinez Castilla (2013–present); formerly Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas
- "Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-02.
- Catholic News Service. "In Chiapas, Mayans get Mass, sacraments in two of their languages". Catholic Sentinel (Portland, OR). Retrieved 2013-10-24.
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