Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Granada

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Archdiocese of Granada

Archidioecesis Granatensis

Archidiócesis de Granada
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Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical provinceGranada
Statistics
Area6,945 km2 (2,681 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
860,898
743,530 (86.9%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established3rd Century (As Diocese of Granada)
10 December 1492 (As Archdiocese of Granada)
CathedralCathedral of the Annunciation in Granada
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopFrancisco Javier Martínez Fernández
SuffragansDiocese of Almería
Diocese of Cartagena
Diocese of Guadix
Diocese of Jaén
Diocese of Málaga
Map
Provincia eclesiástica de Granada.svg
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The archdiocese of Granada (Latin: archidioecesis Granatensis) is an ecclesiastical province of the Catholic Church in Spain.[1][2] Originally the diocese of Elvira from the 3rd century through the 10th, it was re-founded in 1437 as the diocese of Granada and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Alexander VI on 10 December 1492. Its suffragan sees are Almería, Cartagena, Guadix, Jaén and Málaga.

The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Granada also houses the Basilicas of San Juan de Dios and Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. The current archbishop of Granada is Francisco Martínez Fernández, appointed by Pope John Paul II on 15 March 2003.

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Elvira[edit]

The following list is based on the Nomina defunctorum episcoporum Spalensis sedis uel Toletane atque Eliberritane sedis ("Names of the deceased bishops of the see of Seville and of the sees of Toledo and Elvira"), a necrology of bishops of those sees found in the Codex Emilianense, which was compiled between 962 and 994.[3]

  • Caecilius (1st century), legendary
  • Leubesind
  • Ameantus
  • Ascanius
  • Julian
  • Augustulus
  • Marturius
  • Gregory I
  • Peter I
  • Fabian (c. 300–306)
  • Honasterius
  • Optatus
  • Peter II
  • Zoilus
  • Gregory II (c. 350 – c. 390)[4]
  • John I
  • Valerius
  • Lusidius
  • John II
  • John III
  • Ursus
  • John IV
  • John V
  • Mantius
  • Respectus
  • Caritonus or Orontius (fl. 516)[5]
  • Peter III
  • Vincent
  • Honorius
  • Stephen (fl. 589)
  • Baddo or Batonius (fl. 597)
  • Bissinus (fl. 610–619)
  • Felix
  • Iterius (fl. 633–646)
  • Aga (fl. 653)
  • Anthony
  • Argebad or Argibadonius (fl. 681–683)
  • Argemir
  • Bapiria
  • John VI (fl. 688)
  • Ceterius (fl. 693)
  • Trectemund
  • Dadila
  • Adica
  • Balduigius
  • Egila (c. 777–785)
  • Daniel
  • Gervase I
  • Turibius
  • Agila
  • Gebuldo
  • Sintila
  • Samuel I (850–864)
  • Gervase II
  • Reccared
  • Manila
  • Sennaion
  • Nifridius (fl. 939)
  • Samuel II
  • Pantaleon
  • Gundafor
  • Pirricius
  • Gapio
  • Recemund (fl. 962), the last known bishop of Elvira[6]

Bishops of Granada[edit]

Archbishops of Granada[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Granada" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Granada" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  3. ^ Ann Christys (2002), Christians in al-Andalus (711–1000), Routledge, p. 111, citing Juan Gil (ed.), Corpus scriptorum Muzarabicorum (Instituto Antonio de Nebrija, 1973), vol. I, pp. xvii–xviii, n10.
  4. ^ Not mentioned in the necrology. For his career, see Karl Shuve (2014), "The Episcopal Career of Gregory of Elvira", The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 65 (2): 247–262, doi:10.1017/S002204691300256X.
  5. ^ The necrology gives Caritonus, but an Orontius is cited among the attendees of the council of Tarragona (cf. Michael Kulikowski, Late Roman Spain and Its Cities (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), p. 420).
  6. ^ Not in the necrology, either because he was still living in 994 or he was considered uncanonically elected (cf. Christys).
  7. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Hernando de Talavera, O.S.H." retrieved January 17, 2017
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Patriarch Antonio de Rojas Manrique" retrieved January 25, 2016
  9. ^ "Archbishop Pedro Portocarrero" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Felipe Tarsis de Acuña, O.S." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 19, 2016
  11. ^ "Felipe Tarsis de Acuña, O.S." GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 19, 2016
  12. ^ "Archbishop Martín Carrillo Alderete" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 17, 2016
  13. ^ "Father Antonio Calderón " Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 17, 2016
  14. ^ "Archbishop Alfonso Bernardo de los Ríos y Guzmán, O.SS.T." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 20, 2016

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Coordinates: 37°10′36″N 3°35′57″W / 37.1766°N 3.5991°W / 37.1766; -3.5991