Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid

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Archdiocese of Madrid
Archidioecesis Matritensis
Archidiócesis de Madrid
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Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Madrid
Area 3,663 km2 (1,414 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
3,615,000 (86.5%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 7 March 1885 (As Diocese of Madrid)
25 March 1964 (As Archdiocese of Madrid)
23 July 1991(As Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madrid)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Almudena in Madrid
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra
Suffragans Diocese of Alcalá de Henares
Diocese of Getafe
Auxiliary Bishops Juan Antonio Martínez Camino
Emeritus Bishops Antonio Rouco Varela Archbishop Emeritus (1994–2014)
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Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid was founded on 7 March 1885 by Pope Leo XIII. Initially, the territory that now makes up the Archdiocese was part of the Archdiocese of Toledo.[1] It was raised to the level of an Archdiocese on 25 March 1964 by Pope Paul VI. Pope John Paul II gave the Archdiocese Metropolitan status on 23 July 1991, while creating two suffragan dioceses: Getafe and Alcalá de Henares. On 28 August 2014, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Antonio María Rouco Varela and appointed Carlos Osoro Sierra, until then Archbishop of Valencia, as Archbishop of Madrid.

List of Bishops and Archbishops of Madrid[edit]


  1. ^ "Madrid-Alcalá". Catholic Encyclopedia. 

Coordinates: 40°24′56″N 3°42′53″W / 40.4156°N 3.7146°W / 40.4156; -3.7146