Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango

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Archdiocese of Durango
Archidioecesis Durangensis
Arquidiócesis de Durango
Catedral durango day.jpg
Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Durango
Metropolitan Durango, Durango
Statistics
Area 42,264 sq mi (109,460 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,785,000
1,642,200 (92%)
Parishes 105
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 September 1620 (395 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop José Antonio Fernández Hurtado
Auxiliary Bishops Juan de Dios Caballero Reyes
Emeritus Bishops Héctor González Martinez José Trinidad Medel Pérez
Website
arquidiocesisdgo.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango (Latin: Archidioecesis Durangensis) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in Mexico. Based in the city of Durango, it is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of Gómez Palacio, Mazatlán and Torreón as well as the Territorial Prelature of El Salto.[1][2]

Early history[edit]

The diocese had been erected in 1620 as the diocese for the entire northern area of New Spain and is considered a mother diocese-Sonora, St Louis, New Mexico and Chihuahua were formed from Durango as population expanded in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Durango[edit]

Erected: 28 September 1620

Archdiocese of Durango[edit]

Elevated: 23 June 1891

  • Santiago de Zubiría y Manzanera (18 Mar 1895 - 26 Jan 1909 Died)
  • Francisco de Paula Mendoza y Herrera (7 Aug 1909 - 23 Jul 1923 Died)
  • José María González y Valencia (24 Mar 1924 - 28 Jan 1959 Died)
  • Lucio Torreblanca y Tapia (25 May 1959 - 23 Aug 1961 Died)
  • Antonio López Aviña (14 Dec 1961 - 4 Mar 1993 Retired)
  • José Trinidad Medel Pérez (4 Mar 1993 - 5 Jun 2002 Resigned)
  • Héctor González Martínez (11 Feb 2003 - 26 Sep 2014 Retired)
  • José Antonio Fernández Hurtado (26 Sep 2014 - )

Present Bishops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GCatholic.org: "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango" retrieved December 31, 2015
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Durango". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de Franco y Luna" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Manuel de Escalante Colombres y Mendoza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 24, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Ignacio Diez de la Barrera y Bastida" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 24, 2016
  6. ^ J. Benedict Warren, "An Introductory Survey of Secular Writings in the European Tradition on Colonial Middle America, 1503-1818, item 93, "José Joaquín Granados y Gálvez, (1734-94)" in Handbook of Middle American Indians, vol. 13. Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Howard F. Cline, volume editor. Austin: University of Texas Press 1973, p.89.

Coordinates: 24°01′22″N 104°39′14″W / 24.0228°N 104.6540°W / 24.0228; -104.6540