Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid

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Archdiocese of Madrid
Archidioecesis Matritensis
Archidiócesis de Madrid
Escudo de la Archidiócesis de Madrid.svg
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Madrid
Statistics
Area 3,663 km2 (1,414 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
4,178,000
3,615,000 (86.5%)
Information
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)
Map
Archidiócesis de Madrid.svg
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madrid is one of Spains fourteen Metropolitan Archbishoprics. Incumbent Archbishop of Madrid since 28 August 2014 is Carlos Osoro Sierra, until then Archbishop of Valencia.

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is the Catedral de Santa María la Real de la Almudena, in Spanish national capital Madrid. The metropolitan city area also has several Minor Basilicas: the Basílica Ex-Catedral de San Isidro Basílica (former Cathedral), the Basílica de San Lorenzo (World Heritage Site, in El Escorial), the Basílica de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora (dedicated to the Assumption, in Colmenar Viejo), the Basílica de la Concepción de Nuestra Señora the Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli, the Basílica de San Vicente de Paul (Milagrosa), the Basílica de Santa Cruz (dedicated to the Holy Cross, in El Valle de los Caídos), the Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel, the Real Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Atocha (royal, a National Shrine), the Real Basílica de San Francisco el Grande (also royal).

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 3,553,000 Catholics (86.7% of 4,099,700 total) on 3,663 km² in 482 parishes and 108 missions with 3,107 priests (1,417 diocesan, 1,690 religious), 31 deacons, 9,082 lay religious (2,245 brothers, 6,837 sisters) and 204 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

It only suffragan sees are its daughters :

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Latin Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Madrid
Non-metropolitan Archbishops of Madrid
  • Casimiro Morcillo González (see above 1964.03.27 – death 1971.05.30), Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1966 – 1969), President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1969 – 1971.05.30); previously Titular Bishop of Agathopolis (1943.01.25 – 1950.05.13) as Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid y Alcalá de Henares (1943.01.25 – 1950.05.13), Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1950.05.13 – 1955.09.21), Metropolitan Archbishop of Zaragoza (Spain) (1955.09.21 – 1964.03.27), Undersecretary of Central Commission for the Coordination of the Postconciliar Work and the Interpretation of Conciliar Resolutions (1962 – 1967)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Maximino Romero de Lema (1964.06.15 – 1968.10.19), Titular Bishop of Horta, Africa (1964.06.15 – 1968.10.19); later Bishop of Ávila (Spain) (1968.10.19 – 1973.03.21), Secretary of Commission of Cardinals for the Pontifical Shrines of Pompeii, Loreto and Bari (1973 – 1986), Secretary of Congregation for Clergy (1973.03.21 – 1986), emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Novigrad (Cittanova) (1973.03.21 – death 1996.10.29)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: José Guerra Campos (1964.06.15 – 1973.04.13), Titular Bishop of Mutia (1964.06.15 – 1973.04.13); later Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1966 – 1972), Bishop of Cuenca (Spain) (1973.04.13 – retired 1996.06.26); died 1997
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Angel Morta Figuls (1965.01.19 – death 1972.06.21), Titular Bishop of Gubaliana (1965.01.19 – 1972.06.21)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ramón Echarren Istúriz (1969.11.17 – 1978.11.27), Titular Bishop of Denia (1969.11.17 – 1978.11.27); later Bishop of Islas Canarias (Canary Islands, Spain) (1978.11.27 – retired 2005.11.26), died 2014
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ricardo Blanco Granda (1969.11.17 – death 1986.08.02), Titular Bishop of Cincari (1969.11.17 – 1986.08.02)
    • Apostolic Administrator Vicente Enrique y Tarancón (1971.05.30 – 1971.12.03 see below) while Metropolitan Archbishop of Toledo (Spain) (1969.01.30 – 1971.12.03), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto (1969.04.30 – 1994.11.28), President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1971 – 1981); previously Bishop of Solsona (Spain) (1945.11.25 – 1964.04.12), Metropolitan Archbishop of Oviedo (Spain) (1964.04.12 – 1969.01.30), Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1969 – 1971)
  • Vicente Enrique y Tarancón (see above 1971.12.03 – retired 1983.04.12), died 1994
  • Angel Suquía Goicoechea (1983.04.12 – 1991.07.23 see below), previously Bishop of Almería (Spain) (1966.05.17 – 1969.11.28), Bishop of Málaga (Spain) (1969.11.28 – 1973.04.13), Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1973.04.13 – 1983.04.12)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Francisco José Pérez y Fernández-Golfin (1985.03.20 – 1991.07.23), Titular Bishop of Tigillava (1985.03.20 – 1991.07.23); next Bishop of Getafe (Spain) (1991.07.23 – death 2004.02.24)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Agustín García-Gasco y Vicente (1985.03.20 – 1992.07.24), Titular Bishop of Nin (1985.03.20 – 1992.07.24), Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1988 – 1993); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Valencia (Spain) (1992.07.24 – 2009.01.08), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcello (2007.11.24 [2008.04.05] – death 2011.05.01)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández (1985.03.20 – 1996.03.15), Titular Bishop of Voli (1985.03.20 – 1996.03.15); later Bishop of Córdoba (Spain) (1996.03.15 – 2003.03.15), Metropolitan Archbishop of Granada (Spain) (2003.03.15 – ...)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Luis Gutiérrez Martín, Claretians (C.M.F.) (1988.09.15 – 1995.05.12), Titular Bishop of Tisedi (1988.09.15 – 1995.05.12); next Bishop of Segovia (Spain) (1995.05.12 – retired 2007.11.03), died 2016
Metropolitan Archbishops of Madrid

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

Sources and external links[edit]

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