Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tanger

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Archdiocese of Tanger
Archidioecesis Tingitanus
Archidiocèse de Tanger
Cattan 1.jpg
The cathedral in Tangier.
Location
Country Morocco
Territory Tangier, northern Morocco
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,175,000
2,500 (.1%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 14 November 1956
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Santiago Agrelo Martínez, OFM
Map
Roman Catholic dioceses of Morocco map.png

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tanger/Tangier (Latin: Dioecesis Tingitanus) is an archdiocese in Morocco. Headquartered in Tangier, it is immediately subject to the Holy See.

History[edit]

  • 1469: Established as Diocese of Morocco from the Diocese of Ceuta in Portugal
  • 1570: Suppressed (combined into the Diocese of Ceuta)
  • 28 November, 1630: Restored as Apostolic Prefecture of Morocco. Possibly suppressed in 1649.
  • 14 April, 1908: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Morocco
  • 14 November, 1956: Promoted as Archdiocese of Tanger

Ordinaries[edit]

  1. Nuno Álvares de Aguiar, O.S.B. † ( 1469 - 15 Jul 1491 )
  2. Diogo Ortiz de Villegas ( 1491 - 3 May 1500)
  3. João Lobo (4 May 1500 - 1508 )
  4. Nicolau Pedro Mendes (4 Mar 1523 - 1542 )
  5. Gonçalo Pinheiro (23 Nov 1542 - 27 Jun 1552 )
  6. Francisco Quaresma, O.F.M. (15 Dec 1557 - 1585 )
  7. Diogo Correia de Sousa (15 Jul 1585 - 16 Feb 1598 )
  8. Heitor de Valadares (11 Mar 1598 - 1600 )
  9. Gerónimo de Gouveia, O.F.M. (24 Jan 1601 - 1602 )
  10. Agostinho Ribeiro (27 Aug 1603 - 29 Jul 1613 )
  11. António de Aguiar (21 Oct 1613 - 1632 )
  12. Gonçalo da Silva (6 Sep 1632 - 16 Feb 1649 )

Vicars Apostolic of Morocco[edit]

  1. Francisco María Cervera y Cervera, O.F.M. (8 Apr 1908 - 26 Mar 1926 )
  2. José María Betanzos y Hormaechevarría, O.F.M. (17 Jul 1926 - 27 Dec 1948 )

Archbishops of Tanger[edit]

  1. Francisco Aldegunde Dorrego, O.F.M. (27 Dec 1948 - 17 Dec 1973 )
  2. Carlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M. (17 Dec 1973 - 22 May 1982 )
  3. José Antonio Peteiro Freire, O.F.M. (2 Jul 1983 - 23 Mar 2005 )
  4. Santiago Agrelo Martínez, O.F.M. (11 Apr 2007 - )

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′00″N 5°48′00″W / 35.7667°N 5.8000°W / 35.7667; -5.8000