Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

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Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Archidioecesis Antequerensis
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Cathedral at night
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Metropolitan Oaxaca
- Catholics

Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 21, 1535[2]
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Patron saint Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop José Luis Chávez Botello
Archbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca
Auxiliary Bishops Oscar Campos Contreras, Gonzalo Alonso Guerrero Calzada (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Latin: Archidioecesis Antequerensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese based in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca.[3][4] The cathedral church is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

The archdiocese covers part of the state of Oaxaca and includes the suffragan dioceses of Puerto Escondido, Tehuantepec, Tuxtepec and the Prelatures of Huautla and Mixes. It is currently led by Archbishop José Luiz Chávez Botello, with Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Campos Contreras. An additional Auxiliary Bishop-elect, Celaya Diocese seminary rector Gonzalo Alonso Guerrero Calzada, was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. [5]

As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 113 parishes, 126 active diocesan priests, 39 religious priests, and 940,000 Catholics. It also has 268 Women Religious, 59 Religious Brothers, and 21 permanent deacons.

Diocesan bishops[edit]

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

Diocese of Antequera, Oaxaca[edit]

Erected June 21, 1535

Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca[edit]

elevated June 23, 1891

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Coordinates: 17°03′42″N 96°43′31″W / 17.0616°N 96.7253°W / 17.0616; -96.7253