Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico

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Archdiocese of Mexico
Archidioecesis Mexicana
Arquidiócesis de México
Logo del APM.svg
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Mexico
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Mexico City (formerly the Federal District)
Statistics
Area 571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
8,930,000
7,364,000 (82.5%)
Parishes 456
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 2 September 1530 (486 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of the Ascension
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Norberto Rivera Carrera
Auxiliary Bishops Carlos Briseño Arch, O.A.R.
Rogelio Esquivel Medina
Jorge Estrada Solórzano
Antonio Ortega Franco, C.O.,
Florencio Armando Colín Cruz
Jesús Antonio Lerma Nolasco
Andrés Vargas Peña
Adolfo Miguel Castaño Fonseca,
Crispín Ojeda Márquez
Emeritus Bishops Felipe Tejeda García, M.Sp.S.
Abelardo Alvarado Alcántara
Francisco Clavel Gil
José Luis Fletes Santana
Website
www.arquidiocesismexico.org.mx

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico (Latin: Archidioecesis Mexicanus) (erected September 2, 1530, as the Diocese of Mexico) is the metropolitan diocese of Mexico City, and responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Atlacomulco, Cuernavaca, Tenancingo and Toluca. It was elevated on February 12, 1546.[1][2]

The archdiocese is the largest in the world, with more than 7 million Catholics.

Ordinaries[edit]

No. Name From Until
1 Juan de Zumárraga, O.F.M. August 20, 1530 June 3, 1548
2 Alonso de Montúfar, O.P. October 5, 1551 March 7, 1572
3 Pedro Moya de Contreras June 17, 1573 December 7, 1591
4 Alfonso Fernández de Bonilla May 22, 1592 1600
5 García de Santa María Mendoza y Zúñiga, O.S.H. February 12, 1601 October 5, 1606
6 García Guerra, O.P. December 3, 1607 February 22, 1612
7 Juan Pérez de la Serna May 13, 1613 July 19, 1627
8 Francisco de Manso Zuñiga y Sola August 9, 1627 July 20, 1634
9 Francisco Verdugo Cabrera September 9, 1636  ?
10 Feliciano de la Vega Padilla March 22, 1639 December 1640
11 Juan de Mañozca y Zamora November 16, 1643 December 12, 1650
12 Marcelo Lopez de Azcona April 29, 1652 November 10, 1654
13 Mateo de Sagade de Bugueyro September 19, 1655 June 1664
14 Juan Alonso de Cuevas y Davalos April 28, 1664 September 2, 1665
15 Marcos Ramírez de Prado y Ovando, O.F.M. December 15, 1666 March 14, 1667
16 Payo Enríquez de Rivera, O.S.A. September 17, 1668 June 30, 1681
17 Francisco de Aguiar y Seijas y Ulloa August 20, 1682 August 16, 1698
18 Juan de Ortega Cano Montañez y Patiño 1699 December 16, 1708
19 José Pérez de Lanciego Eguiluz y Mirafuentes, O.S.B. March 21, 1714 January 25, 1728
20 Manuel José de Hendaya y Haro 1728 1729
21 Juan Antonio de Vizarrón y Eguiarreta July 24, 1730 January 25, 1747
22 Manuel José Rubio y Salinas January 29, 1748 July 3, 1765
23 Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Butrón April 14, 1766 August 22, 1771
24 Alonso Núñez de Haro y Peralta March 30, 1772 May 26, 1800
25 Francisco Javier de Lizana y Beaumont May 24, 1802 January 1, 1815
26 Pedro José de Fonte y Hernández Miravete September 4, 1815 December 28, 1837
27 Manuel Posada y Garduño December 23, 1839 April 30, 1846
28 José Lázaro de la Garza y Ballesteros September 30, 1850 March 11, 1862
29 Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos March 19, 1863 February 4, 1891
30 Próspero María Alarcón y Sánchez de la Barquera December 17, 1891 March 29, 1908
31 José Mora y del Rio December 2, 1908 April 22, 1928
32 Pascual Díaz y Barreto, S.J. June 25, 1929 May 19, 1936
33 Luis María Martínez y Rodríguez February 20, 1937 February 9, 1956
34 Miguel Darío Miranda y Gómez June 28, 1956 July 19, 1977
35 Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada July 19, 1977 September 29, 1994
36 Norberto Rivera Carrera June 13, 1995 present

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City

Former auxiliary bishops[edit]

Bishops who were priests of the archdiocese[edit]

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1536 Diocese of Michoacán
1597 Diocese of Manila
1863 Diocese of Tulancingo
1863 Archdiocese of Michoacán
Diocese of Tlaxcala
Diocese of Chilapa
1870 Diocese of Tlaxcala
Vicariate Apostolic of Tamaulipas
Diocese of Ciudad Victoria-Tamaulipas
1874 Vicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore
1891 Diocese of Cuernavaca
1950 Diocese of Toluca
1959 Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla Diocese of Tlaxcala
1960 Diocese of Texcoco
1961 Diocese of Tulancingo Diocese of Tula
1964 Diocese of Texcoco Diocese of Tlalnepantla

Episcopal see[edit]

Education[edit]

Colleges, universities, and seminaries[edit]

Seal University Location Religious order Founded
Conciliar Seminary of Mexico Mexico City 1585
ESCUDO UP.jpg Panamerican University Mexico City 1967
Universidad Simón Bolívar México.png Simon Bolivar University Mexico City
IBERO.JPG Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City Society of Jesus 1943
Universidad-intercontinental.jpg Universidad Intercontinental Mexico City Guadalupe Missionaries 1976
Universidad La Salle Mexico City De La Salle Brothers 1962
ESCUDO UPM COLOR baja.jpg Universidad Pontificia de México Mexico City 1982

Secondary schools[edit]

Seal School Location Religious order Founded
Colegio Cristóbal Colón Naucalpan 1938
Colegio del Bosque México Mexico City Legion of Christ 1975
Colegio La Salle Simón Bolívar Mexico City De La Salle Brothers 1910
Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola Vizcaínas Mexico City 1734
Cumbres Institute Mexico City Legion of Christ 1954
Irishinstitute logo.gif Irish Institute Naucalpan Legion of Christ 1966

Former colleges, universities, and seminaries[edit]

School Location Religious order Founded Closed
Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco Mexico City Order of Friars Minor 1536 1555
College of San Fernando de Mexico Mexico City Order of Friars Minor 1734
Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico Mexico City 1551 1865
San Ildefonso College Mexico City Society of Jesus 1588 1867
San Pedro y San Pablo College Mexico City Society of Jesus 1574 1767

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of México" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of México" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016

External links and references[edit]

Coordinates: 19°26′04″N 99°07′59″W / 19.4344°N 99.1331°W / 19.4344; -99.1331