Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango

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Archdiocese of Durango
Archidioecesis Durangensis
Arquidiócesis de Durango
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Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Durango
Metropolitan Durango, Durango
Area 42,264 sq mi (109,460 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,642,200 (92%)
Parishes 105
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 September 1620 (395 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop José Antonio Fernández Hurtado
Auxiliary Bishops Juan de Dios Caballero Reyes
Emeritus Bishops Héctor González Martinez José Trinidad Medel Pérez

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango (Latin: Archidioecesis Durangensis) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in Mexico. Based in the city of Durango, it is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of Gómez Palacio, Mazatlán and Torreón as well as the Territorial Prelature of El Salto.

Early history[edit]

The diocese had been erected in 1620 as the diocese for the entire northern area of New Spain and is considered a mother diocese-Sonora, St Louis, New Mexico and Chihuahua were formed from Durango as population expanded in the 18th and 19th Centuries.


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Coordinates: 24°01′22″N 104°39′14″W / 24.0228°N 104.6540°W / 24.0228; -104.6540