Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Morelia

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Archdiocese of Morelia
Archidioecesis Moreliensis
Arquidiócesis de Morelia
Morelia Cathedral DSC 0524 AD.JPG
Catedral de San Salvador
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Morelia
Statistics
Area 6,840 sq mi (17,700 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
2,378,720
2,259,784 (95%)
Parishes 218
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 11 August 1536 (478 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Transfiguration,
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Alberto Suárez Inda
Auxiliary Bishops Carlos Suárez Cázares
Juan Espinoza Jiménez
Emeritus Bishops Octavio Villegas Aguilar (auxiliary bishop emeritus)

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Morelia (Latin: Archidioecesis Moreliensis) (erected 11 August 1536 as the Diocese of Michoacán) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, whose suffragan sees include Apatzingan, Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas, Tacámbaro and Zamora. It was raised to the rank of archdiocese by Pope Pius IX on 26 January 1863 and was given its current name on 22 November 1924. In January 2015, Pope Francis selected Morelia's archbishop, Alberto Suárez Inda, as the archdiocese's first cardinal. According to an Associated Press story, Suárez Inda "has helped mediate political conflicts and kidnappings in one of Mexico's most violence-plagued states."[1]

The archdiocese is headquartered at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration in the city of Morelia, Michoacán.

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops[edit]

  • Vasco de Quiroga (1536–1565)
  • Antonio Ruíz de Morales y Molina (1566–1572)
  • Juan de Medina Rincón y de la Vega, O.S.A. (1574–1588)
  • Alfonso Guerra, O.P. (1592–1596)
  • Domingo de Ulloa, O.P. (1598–1601)
  • Andrés de Ubilla, O.P. (1603–1603)
  • Juan Fernández de Rosillo (1603–1606)
  • Baltazar de Cobarrubias y Múñoz, O.S.A. (1608–1622)
  • Alonso Enríquez de Toledo y Armendáriz, O. de M. (1624–1628)
  • Francisco de Rivera y Pareja, O. de M. (1629–1637)
  • Marcos Ramírez de Prado y Ovando, O.F.M. (1639–1666)
  • Payo Enríquez de Rivera Manrique, O.S.A. (1668–1668)
  • Francisco Antonio Sarmiento y Luna, O.S.A. (1668–1674)
  • Francisco Verdín y Molina (1673–1675)
  • Francisco de Aguiar y Seijas y Ulloa (1677–1680)
  • Antonio de Monroy, O.P. (1680)
  • Juan de Ortega Cano Montañez y Patiño (1682–1699)
  • García Felipe de Legazpi y Velasco Altamirano y Albornoz (1701–1704)
  • Manuel de Escalante Colombres y Mendoza (1704–1708)
  • Felipe Ignacio Trujillo y Guerrero (1713–1721)
  • Francisco de la Cuesta, O.S.H. (1723–1724)
  • Juan José de Escalona y Calatayud (1728–1737)
  • José Félix Valverde (1738–1741)
  • Francisco Pablo Matos Coronado (1741–1744)
  • Martín de Elizacoechea (1745–1756)
  • Pedro Anselmo Sánchez de Tagle (1757–1772)
  • Luis Fernando de Hoyos y Mier (1773–1776)
  • Juan Ignacio de la Rocha (1777–1782)
  • Francisco Antonio de San Miguel Iglesias y Cajiga, O.S.H. (1783–1804)
  • Marcos de Moriana y Zafrilla (1805–1809)
  • Manuel Abad y Queipo (1811)
  • Juan Cayetano José María Gómez de Portugal y Solis (1831–1850)

Archbishops[edit]

  • Clemente de Jesús Munguía y Núñez (1850–1868)
  • José Ignacio Árciga Ruiz de Chávez (1868–1900)
  • Atenógenes Silva y Álvarez Tostado (1900–1911)
  • Leopoldo Ruiz y Flóres (1911–1941)
  • Luis María Altamirano y Bulnes (1941–1970)
  • Manuel Martín del Campo y Padilla (1970–1972)
  • Estanislao Alcaraz y Figueroa (1972–1995)
  • Alberto Suárez Inda (1995–present)

See also[edit]

External links and references[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press, "Pope's selection of 15 new cardinals reflects church's diversity, growth." The Washington Post January 5, 2015, p. A7.

Coordinates: 19°42′09″N 101°11′31″W / 19.7024°N 101.1920°W / 19.7024; -101.1920