Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Acapulco
|Archdiocese of Acapulco
Arquidiócesis de Acapulco
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Acapulco|
|Area||7,185 sq mi (18,610 km2)|
|(as of 2006)
|Established||18 March 1958 (59 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Carlos Garfias Merlos|
The Archdiocese of Acapulco (Latin: Archidioecesis Acapulcanus) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese located in the Mexican port city of Acapulco, Guerrero. It is currently led by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco, and auxiliary bishop Juan Navarro Castellanos.
The Diocese of Acapulco was erected on March 18, 1958. It was elevated to Archdiocese on February 10, 1983.
As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 86 parishes, 89 active diocesan priests, 19 religious priests, and 2,800,000 Catholics. It also has 171 Women Religious, 31 Religious Brothers, and 20 permanent deacons.
The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of and their terms of service:
- José del Pilar Quezada Valdez (1958–1976)
- Rafael Bello Ruiz (1976–2001)
- Felipe Aguirre Franco (2001–2010)
- Carlos Garfias Merlos (2010–present)
- Archdiocese of Acapulco page at catholichierarchy.org retrieved July 14, 2006
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