Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Granada

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Archdiocese of Granada
Archidioecesis Granatensis
Archidiócesis de Granada
Plaza de las Pasiegas.JPG
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Granada
Area 6,945 km2 (2,681 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
743,530 (86.9%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century (As Diocese of Granada)
10 December 1492 (As Archdiocese of Granada)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Annunciation in Granada
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández
Suffragans Diocese of Almería
Diocese of Cartagena
Diocese of Guadix
Diocese of Jaén
Diocese of Málaga
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Granada (Latin: Archidioecesis Granatensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Spain. It was erected as the Diocese of Granada in the 3rd century, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Alexander VI on December 10, 1492, with the suffragan sees of Almería, Cartagena, Guadix, Jaén, and Málaga.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of the Annunciation; 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 March 15, 2003.

List of archbishops of Granada[edit]

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