Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela
Archidioecesis Compostellanus
Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Compostela
2010-Catedral de Santiago de Compostela-Galicia (Spain) 4.jpg
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Compostela
Area 8,545 km2 (3,299 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,192,508 (91.7%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 December 1095 (As Diocese of Santiago de Compostela)
27 February 1120 (As Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela)
Cathedral Cathedral basilica of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela
Patron saint St James the Greater
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
Suffragans Diocese of Lugo
Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol
Diocese of Ourense
Diocese of Tui-Vigo
Auxiliary Bishops Jesús Fernández González
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela (Latin: Archidioecesis Compostellanus), established by Pope Calixtus II in 1120, is one of the five districts in which the Catholic Church divides Galicia in North-western Spain.

The Archbishop of Santiago of Compostela has "cathedra" (i.e.: from Latin "seat") in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and his jurisdiction covers most of the parishes the central part of Galicia including the cities of A Coruña and Pontevedra.


Bishops of Iria Flavia[edit]

Early archbishops[edit]

Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio

Archbishops since 1886[edit]

External links[edit]