Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles

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Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles
Archidioecesis Angelorum
Arquidiócesis de Puebla de los Angeles
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Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Puebla de los Angeles
Metropolitan Puebla, Puebla
Statistics
Area 8,084 sq mi (20,940 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,382,207
4,054,856 (92.5%)
Parishes 207
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 October 1525 (489 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Victor Sánchez Espinosa
Auxiliary Bishops Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía, Rutile Felipe Pozos Lorenzini (Auxiliary Bishop-elect), Tomás López Durán (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)[1]
Emeritus Bishops Rosendo Huesca Pacheco
Website
arquidiocesisdepuebla.mx

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.

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.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Julián Garcés, O.P. † (1525 - 1542)
  • Pablo Gil de Talavera † (1544 - 1545)
  • Martín Sarmiento de Hojacastro, O.F.M. † (1548 - 1557)
  • Fernando de Villagómez † (1561 - 1571)
  • Antonio Ruíz de Morales y Molina, O.S. † (1572 - 1576)
  • Diego de Romano y Govea (Vitoria) † (1578 - 1606)
  • Alfonso de la Mota y Escobar † (1607 - 1625)
  • Gutiérrez Bernardo de Quirós (Quiróz) † (1626 - 1638)
  • Blessed Juan de Palafox y Mendoza † (1639 - 1653) named bishop of Osma
  • Diego Osorio de Escobar y Mendoza (Llamas) † (1655 - 1673)
  • Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y Murillo † (1675 Confirmed - Did not take effect)
  • Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz y Sahagún † (1676 - 1699)
  • Ignacio de Urbina, O.S.H. † (1701 - 1703)
  • García Felipe de Legazpi y Velasco Altamirano y Albornoz † (1704 - 1705)
  • Pedro Nogales Dávila † (1707 - 1721)
  • Juan Antonio de Lardizabal y Elorza † (1722 - 1733)
  • Benito Crespo y Monroy, O.S. † (1734 - 1737)
  • Pedro González García † (1739 - 1743) named bishop of Ávila
  • Domingo Pantaleón Álvarez de Abreu † (1743 - 1763)
  • Francisco Fabián y Fuero † (1765 - 1773) named archbishop of Valencia
  • Victoriano López Gonzalo † (1773 - 1786) named bishop of Tortosa)
  • Santiago José Hechavarría (Cheverria) y Elguezúa † (1788 - 1789)
  • Salvador Bienpica y Sotomayor † (1790 - 1802)
  • Manuel Ignacio González de Campillo Gómez del Valle † (1804 - 1813)
  • José Antonio Joaquín Pérez Martínez y Robles † (1814 - 1829)
  • Francisco Pablo Vásquez Bizcaíno (y Sánchez) † (1831 - 1847)
  • José María Luciano Becerra y Jiménez † (1852 - 1854)
  • Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos † (1855 - 1863) named archbishop of Mexico City
  • Carlos María Colina y Rubio † (1863 - 1879)
  • Francisco de Paula Verea y González † (1879 - 1884)
  • José María Mora y Daza † (1884 - 1887)
  • José Maríe del Refugio Guerra y Alva † (1888 - 1888)
  • Francisco Melitón Vargas y Gutiérrez † (1888 - 1896)
  • Perfecto Amézquita y Gutiérrez, C.M. † (1896 - 1900)
  • José Ramón Ibarra y González † (1902 - 1917)
  • Enrique Sánchez y Paredes † (1919 - 1923)
  • Pedro Vera y Zuria † (1924 - 1945)
  • José Ignacio Márquez y Tóriz † (1945 - 1950)
  • Octaviano Márquez y Tóriz † (1950 - 1975)
  • Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada † (1976 - 1977) named archbishop of Mexico City
  • Rosendo Huesca Pacheco (1977 - 2009)
  • Victor Sánchez Espinosa (2009–Present)

See also[edit]