Rogelio Cabrera López

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Rogelio Cabrera López
Archbishop of Monterey
Photo of Rogelio Cabrera Lopez
ChurchCatholic Church
Appointed11 September 2004
PredecessorFrancisco Robles Ortega
Ordination17 November 1978
Consecration30 May 1996
by Girolamo Prigione
Personal details
Born (1951-01-24) 24 January 1951 (age 73)
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Rogelio Cabrera López (born 24 January 1951) is a Mexican prelate of the Catholic Church who has been the archbishop of Monterrey since 2012. He has been a bishop since 1996.


Rogelio Cabrera López was born in Santa Catarina, Guanajuato. He studied humanities, philosophy and theology at the seminary of his home diocese of Querétaro from 1961 to 1973. He completed his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute, obtaining licentiates in theology and sacred scripture. He was ordained a priest on 17 November 1978.[1]

He then held the following positions: prefect of studies of the major seminary from 1978 to 1984; diocesan assistant of the Christian Family Movement from 1981 to 1992; priest of Our Lady of Peace parish from 1984 to 1990; dean of the Deanery of Santo Niño de la Salud from 1985 to 1987; diocesan coordinator of the Pastoral Plan from 1989 to 1996; member of the College of Consultants of the Diocese of Querétaro from 1989 to 1996; pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish from 1990 to 1996; master of the diocesan seminary from 1978 to 1996; Episcopal Pastoral Vicar from 1992 to 1996.[1]

Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Tacámbaro on 30 April 1996.[2] He received his episcopal consecration on 30 May 1996[1] from Archbishop Girolamo Prigione, Apostolic Nuncio to Mexico. On 16 July 2001, he was transferred by Pope John Paul to Tapachula.[3]

On 11 September 2004, he was appointed archbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.[4] He became its first archbishop on 25 November 2006 when the diocese was raised to the status of an archdiocese.[5] In 2009 he was elected to a three-year term as vice-president of the Mexican Bishops Conference[1][6] and he was elected to a second term.[7]

On 3 October 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him archbishop of Monterrey.[6] He participated in the Synod of Bishops in November 2012.[7] He was installed in Monterrey on 5 December with a ceremony in the cathedral followed by a Mass attended by 10,000 people in the Monterrey Arena.[8]

He was elected to a three-year term as president of the Mexican Bishops Conference in 2018.[9][10] On 15 May 2019, he was named president of the economic council of the Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM).[11] On 10 March 2021, Pope Francis made his a member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.[12]

He served as apostolic administrator of two of his suffragan dioceses: Tampico from 20 July 2018 to 5 July 2019 and Ciudad Victoria from 30 March 2021 to 17 November 2021.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d "Arzobispo Mons. Rogelio Cabrera López". Arquidiócesis de Monterrey (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 3 February 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ Acta Apostolicae Sedis (PDF). Vol. LXXXVIII. 1995. p. 523.
  3. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.07.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 11.09.2004" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 11 September 2004. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 16.07.2001" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 25 November 2006. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 03.10.2012" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 3 October 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  7. ^ a b "ARZ. ROGELIO CABRERA LÓPEZ". Ceprome (in Spanish). March 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  8. ^ "Nuevo Arzobispo se solidariza con víctimas". Reporte Indigo (in Spanish). 5 December 2021. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Nuevo líder de Obispos ofrece diálogo a López Obrador" (in Spanish). Quadratín Mexico. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  10. ^ López, Miroslava (13 November 2018). "Rogelio Cabrera López es el nuevo presidente de los obispos mexicanos". Vida Nueva Digital (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  11. ^ "Mons. Rogelio es Nombrado Presidente Consejero de Asuntos Económicos del Consejo Episcopal Latinamericano CELAM". Archdiocese of Monterey (in Spanish). 16 June 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  12. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 10.03.2021" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Tacambaro
30 April 1996 – 16 July 2001
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Tapachula
16 July 2001 – 11 September 2004
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
11 September 2004 – 25 November 2006
New title Archbishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
25 November 2006 – 3 October 2012
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Monterrey
3 October 2012 – present