Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Valladolid

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Archdiocese of Valladolid

Archidioecesis Vallisoletanus

Archidiócesis de Valladolid
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Ecclesiastical provinceValladolid
Area8,172 km2 (3,155 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
453,527 (85%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established25 September 1595 (As Diocese of Valladolid)
4 July 1857 (As Archdiocese of Valladolid)
CathedralCathedral of the Assumption and St Lawrence in Valladolid
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopRicardo Blázquez
SuffragansDiocese of Ávila
Diocese of Ciudad Rodrigo
Diocese of Salamanca
Diocese of Segovia
Diocese of Zamora
Bishops emeritusJosé Delicado Baeza Archbishop Emeritus (1975-2002)
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Website of the Archdiocese
Coat of arms of the archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Valladolid (Latin: Archidioecesis Vallisoletanus) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Spain.[1][2] It was erected as the Diocese of Valladolid by Pope Clement VIII on September 25, 1595, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Pius IX on July 4, 1857, with the suffragan sees of Ávila, Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Segovia, and Zamora.

The Archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción; Valladolid also houses the National Sanctuary of the Gran Promesa. Until the appointment of Archbishop Perez, the see had been vacant since April 16, 2009, when Archbishop Braulio Rodríguez Plaza was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to the position of Archbishop of Toledo (and thus, Primate of Spain) to succeed Cardinal Canizares Llovera, who had been named to head a Vatican Curial Congregation.

List of Ordinaries of Valladolid[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Valladolid" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Valladolid" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Enrique Pimentel Zúñiga" David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016

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Coordinates: 41°39′09″N 4°43′24″W / 41.6526°N 4.7234°W / 41.6526; -4.7234