Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guadalajara

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Archdiocese of Guadalajara
Archidioecesis Guadalaiarensis
Arquidiócesis de Guadalajara
Catedral de la Asunción de María Santísima
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Guadalajara
Metropolitan Guadalajara
Area 8,044 sq mi (20,830 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
6,164,000 (91%)
Parishes 419
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 July 1548 (466 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de la Asunción de María Santísima
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Robles Ortega
Auxiliary Bishops José Leopoldo González González (outgoing; named by Pope Francis on Thursday, 19 March 2015 to be first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nogales)
José Trinidad González Rodríguez
Miguel Romano Gómez
José Francisco González González
Juan Humberto Gutiérrez Valencia[1][2]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guadalajara (Latin: Archidioecesis Guadalaiarensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese based in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. It currently covers an area of 20,827 km² (8,044 Square Miles). The diocese was erected on July 13, 1548 and was elevated to Archdiocese on January 26, 1863.

The Archdiocese of Guadalajara is the Metropolitan see of the suffragan dioceses of Aguascalientes, Autlán, Ciudad Guzmán, Colima, Jesús Maria del Nayar, San Juan de los Lagos and Tepic.

On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Francisco Martínez Sáinz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guadalajara and Titular Bishop of Dura, in accordance with Canons 411 and 401.1 of the Code of Canon Law.[3]

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Coordinates: 20°40′17″N 103°21′22″W / 20.6714°N 103.3560°W / 20.6714; -103.3560