Roman Catholic Diocese of Cadiz y Ceuta

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Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta
Dioecesis Gadicensis o Gaditanus et Septensis
Diócesis de Cádiz y Ceuta
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Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Seville
Metropolitan Seville
Statistics
Area 3,772 km2 (1,456 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
769,800
703,400 (91.4%)
Parishes 118
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 February 1241 (As Diocese of Cádiz)
5 September 1851 (As Diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady in Cádiz
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy
Metropolitan Archbishop Juan Asenjo Pelegrina
Emeritus Bishops Antonio Ceballos Atienza Bishop Emeritus (1993-2011)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic diocese of Cádiz y Ceuta is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Spain. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville.[1]

Its jurisdiction covers nearly all the civil province of Cádiz; only a few places, like Sanlucar, belong to the diocese of Seville, or, like Grazalema, to the diocese of Malaga. Cádiz (369,382) is the residence of the bishop.

Cádiz was raised by Urban IV to episcopal rank in 1263 at the request of king Alfonso X, a year after its Reconquista on the Moors.[2] Its first bishop was Fray Juan Martinez. After the Christians had won from the Moors the Plaza (stronghold) de Algeciras, the ordinaries of Cádiz bore the title of Bishop of Cádiz and Algeciras, granted by Clement VI in 1352.

The see counted amongst its prelates in 1441 Cardinal Juan de Torquemada, an eminent Dominican theologian jurisconsult, who took a leading part in the Councils of Basle and Florence, and defended in his "Summe de Ecclesiâ" the direct power of the pope in temporal matters. By the Concordat of 1851 the diocese of Ceuta, also suffragan of Seville, was suppressed and incorporated with that of Cádiz, whose bishop was regularly Apostolic Administrator of Ceuta.

Bishops of Cádiz y Ceuta since 1525[edit]

  • Jerónimo Teodoli † (6 Sep 1525 - 16 Oct 1564 )
  • Luis García Haro de Sotomayor † (25 Oct 1564 - 7 Aug 1587 )
  • Antonio Zapata y Cisneros † (17 Aug 1587 - 13 May 1596 )
  • Maximiliano de Austria † (23 Sep 1596 - 27 Aug 1601 )
  • Gómez Suárez Figueroa † (26 Jun 1602 - 1612 )
  • Juan Cuenca † (20 Aug 1612 - 1623 )
  • Plácido Pacheco de Haro, O.S.B. † (20 Mar 1623 - 18 Jul 1623 )
  • Domingo Cano de Haro, O.P. † (8 Aug 1623 - 1639 )
  • Juan Dionisio Fernández Portocarrero † (16 Jul 1640 - 27 Nov 1641 )
  • Francisco Guerra, O.F.M. † (16 Jun 1642 - 3 Apr 1656 )
  • Antonio Ibarra † ( 1680–1691 )
  • Lorenzo Armengual del Pino de la Mota † (6 May 1715 - 15 May 1739 )
  • Tomás del Valle, O.P. † (12 Feb 1731 - Feb 1776 )
  • Juan Bautista Cervera, O.F.M. † (12 May 1777 - 11 Jan 1781 )
  • José Escalzo Miguel, O.S.B. † (18 Jul 1783 - 17 Mar 1790 )
  • Antonio Martínez de la Plaza † (29 Nov 1790 - Oct 1800 )
  • Francisco Javier Utrera † (23 Feb 1801 - 27 Dec 1808 )
  • Juan Acisclo Vera Delgado † (15 Mar 1815 - 22 Jul 1818 )
  • Francisco Javier Cienfuegos Jovellanos † (21 Feb 1819 - 26 Oct 1824 )
  • Domingo de Silos Santiago Apollinario Moreno, O.S.B. † (30 Nov 1824 - 9 Mar 1853 )
  • Juan José Arbolí Acaso † (22 Dec 1853 - 1 Feb 1863 Died)
  • Félix María Arrieta y Llano, O.F.M. Cap. † (1 Oct 1863 - 19 Feb 1879 )
  • Jaime Catalá y Albosa † (28 Feb 1879 - 9 Aug 1883 )
  • Vicente Calvo y Valero † (27 Mar 1884 - 27 Jun 1898 )
  • José María Rancés y Villanueva † (28 Nov 1898 - 14 Jun 1917 )
  • Marcial López y Criado † (18 May 1918 Appointed - 15 Feb 1932 )
  • Ramón Pérez y Rodríguez † (21 Apr 1933 - 28 Jan 1937 )
  • Tomás Gutiérrez Diez † (11 Nov 1943 - 2 Apr 1964 )
  • Antonio Añoveros Ataún † (2 Apr 1964 - 3 Dec 1971 )
  • Antonio Dorado Soto (1 Sep 1973 - 26 Mar 1993 )
  • Antonio Ceballos Atienza (10 Dec 1993 - 30 Aug 2011)
  • Rafael Zornoza Boy (30 Aug 2011 – present)

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company. 

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