Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Acapulco

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Archdiocese of Acapulco
Archidioecesis Acapulcana
Arquidiócesis de Acapulco
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Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Acapulco
Metropolitan Acapulco
Area 7,185 sq mi (18,610 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
2,940,000 (72.2%)
Parishes 78
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 18 March 1958 (59 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Solitude
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos
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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 Archdiocese of Acapulco is a Metropolitan Archdiocese; its suffragans dioceses are the dioceses of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Ciudad Altamirano, Lázaro Cárdenas and Tlapa.

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.

Diocesan bishops[edit]

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops of and their terms of service:

See also[edit]


Coordinates: 16°50′57″N 99°54′32″W / 16.8491°N 99.9090°W / 16.8491; -99.9090