Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oviedo

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Archdiocese of Oviedo
Archidioecesis Ovetensis
Archidiócesis de Oviedo
Oviedo-Catedral.JPG
Location
Country Spain
Statistics
Area 10,565 km2 (4,079 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,075,381
1,016,235 (94.5%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 811 (As Diocese of Oviedo)
27 October 1954 (As Archdiocese of Oviedo)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Saviour in Oviedo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes O.F.M.
Suffragans Diocese of Astorga
Diocese of León
Diocese of Santander
Auxiliary Bishops Juan Antonio Fernández Menéndez[1]
Emeritus Bishops Gabino Díaz Merchán Archbishop Emeritus (1969-2002)
Map
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Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Oviedo (Latin: Oveten(sis)) is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic church in Spain. The archdiocese encompasses roughly the current autonomous community of Asturias or Principality of Asturias. Erected in the 9th century, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese in 1954. The diocesan see is in the city of Oviedo, where the Catedral de San Salvador is located.

History[edit]

  • 811: Established as Diocese of Oviedo
  • October 27, 1954: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Oviedo

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

  • Adulfo (802-812)
  • Gomelo I (852)
  • Serrano (853-858)
  • Hermenegildo I (881)
  • Gomelo II (905-909)
  • Flacino (909-912)
  • Oveco (913-962)
  • Diego (962-968)
  • Bermudo (976-991)
  • Gudesteo (991-996)
  • Agda (-1024)
  • Ponce (1025-1028)
  • Froilán (1035-1073)
  • Arias Cromaz (1073-1094)
  • Martín I (1094-1101)
  • Pelayo (1098-1129)
  • Alfonso (1129-1142)
  • Martín II (1143-1156)
  • Pedro I (1156-1175)
  • Rodrigo (1175-1188)
  • Menendo (1188-1189)
  • Juan González (1189-1243)
  • Pedro II (1251-1269)
  • Fernando Martínez (1269-1275)
  • Alvero (1275) (Electo)
  • Fredolo (1275-1284)
  • Peregrino (1286-1289)
  • Miguel (1289-1292)
  • Fernando Álvarez (1293-1295) (first time)
  • Fernando Alfonso (1295-1301)
  • Fernando Álvarez (1302-1321) (second)
  • Odón (1323-1328)
  • Juan de Campo (1328-1332)
  • Juan Sancho (1332-1345)
  • Alfonso II (1345-1348)
  • Sancho (1348-1369)
  • Gutierre de Toledo (1377-1389)
  • Guillermo García Manrique (1389-1412)
  • Álvaro (1397-1412)
  • Diego Ramírez de Guzmán (1412-1441)
  • García Enríquez Osorio (1441-1442)
  • Diego Rapado (1442-1444)
  • Iñigo Manrique de Lara (1444–1457)
  • Rodrigo Sánchez de Arévalo (1457-1467)
  • Bishop García Ramírez Villaescusa (1502.03.16 – 1508.04.23)
  • García Ramírez Villaescusa (16 Mar 1502 - 23 Apr 1508)
  • Valeriano Ordóñez Villaquirán (22 Dec 1508 - 12 Aug 1512)
  • Diego de Muros (1 Oct 1512 - 18 Aug 1525)
  • Francisco Mendoza (6 Nov 1525 - 3 Apr 1527 )
  • Diego Acuña (23 Apr 1527 - 1532 Died)
  • Fernando de Valdés Salas (1 Jul 1532 - 30 May 1539 )
  • Martín Tristán Calvete (30 May 1539 - 1546 Died)
  • Cristóbal Rojas Sandoval (8 Oct 1546 - 4 May 1556 )
  • Jerónimo Velasco (4 May 1556 - 16 Aug 1566 Died)
  • Juan Ayora (8 Jan 1567 - 24 May 1569)
  • Gonzalo de Solórzano (18 Feb 1570 - 1580)
  • Francisco Antonio Orantes Vélez, O.F.M. (6 Mar 1581 - 12 Oct 1584)
  • Diego Aponte Quiñones, O.S. (28 Jan 1585 - 31 Aug 1598)
  • Gonzalo Gutiérrez Montilla (18 Sep 1598 - 20 Jun 1602)
  • Alonso Martínez de la Torre, O.S. (16 Apr 1603 - 11 Sep 1604)
  • Juan Alvarez de Caldas (12 Jan 1605 - 14 Apr 1612)
  • Francisco de la Cueva, O.S.A. (17 Sep 1612 - 30 Nov 1615)
  • Alsono Martín de Zuñiga (18 Jun 1616 - 23 Mar 1623)
  • Juan Torres de Osorio (29 May 1624 - 19 Jul 1627)
  • Juan Pereda Gudiel (9 Aug 1627 - 25 May 1632)
  • Martín Carrillo Alderete (10 Jan 1633 - 9 Jun 1636)
  • Antonio Valdés Herrera (23 Jun 1636 - 21 Oct 1641)
  • Bernardo Caballero Paredes (13 Jan 1642 - 13 Apr 1661)
  • Ambrosio Ignacio Spínola y Guzmán ( 1665 - 9 Apr 1667)
  • José Fernández del Toro ( 1707 - Jul 1719 )
  • Antonio Maldonado Minoja ( 1720 - 22 Jun 1722 )
  • Tomás José Ruiz Montes (15 Mar 1723 - 11 Sep 1724)
  • José Hendaya Haro (11 Sep 1724 - 5 Oct 1729)
  • Juan Garcia Avello y Castrillón(8 Jan 1730 - 30 Oct 1744)
  • Gaspar José Vázquez Tablada (19 Jul 1745 - 29 Dec 1745)
  • Felipe Martín Ovejero (22 Jul 1750 - 30 Oct 1753 )
  • Juan Francisco Manrique Lara (1 Apr 1754 - 21 Apr 1760)
  • Augstín González Pisador (21 Jul 1760 - 17 Mar 1791)
  • Juan Llano Ponte(26 Sep 1791 - 29 Apr 1805 Died)
  • Gregorio Hermida y Gamba (Camba) (26 Aug 1806 - 10 Nov 1814)
  • Gregorio Ceruelo la Fuente (10 Jul 1815 - 26 Mar 1836)
  • Ignacio Díaz Caneja (17 Jan 1848 - 20 Nov 1856 Died)
  • Juan de la Cruz Ignacio Moreno y Maisanove (25 Sep 1857 - 1 Oct 1863)
Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes
  • José Luis Montagut Rubio (21 Dec 1863 - 22 Jun 1868)
  • Benito Sanz y Forés (22 Jun 1868 - 18 Nov 1881)
  • Sebastián Herrero Espinosa de los Monteros (27 Mar 1882 - 15 Mar 1883)
  • Ramón Martínez y Vigil, O.P. (27 Mar 1884 - 17 Aug 1904 )
  • Francisco Javier Baztán y Urniza (14 Nov 1904 - 18 Oct 1920)
  • Juan Bautista Luis y Pérez (30 Nov 1921 - 6 Nov 1934 Died)
  • Justo Antonino de Echeguren y Aldama (28 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1937)
  • Manuel Arce y Ochotorena (22 Jan 1938 - 29 Mar 1944)
  • Benjamín de Arriba y Castro (8 Aug 1944 - 22 Jan 1949)
  • Francisco Javer Lauzurica y Torralba (8 Apr 1949 - 12 Apr 1964 )
  • Vicente Enrique y Tarancón (12 Apr 1964 - 30 Jan 1969)
  • Gabino Díaz Merchán (4 Aug 1969 - 7 Jan 2002 )
  • Carlos Osoro Sierra (7 Jan 2002 - 8 Jan 2009)
  • Jesús Sanz Montes O.F.M. (21 Nov 2009 - )

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Source[edit]

Coordinates: 43°21′36″N 5°50′42″W / 43.36000°N 5.84500°W / 43.36000; -5.84500