Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Morelia

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Archdiocese of Morelia
Archidioecesis Moreliensis
Arquidiócesis de Morelia
Morelia Cathedral DSC 0524 AD.JPG
Catedral de San Salvador
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Morelia
Statistics
Area 6,952 sq mi (18,010 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
2,612,360
2,455,618 (94%)
Parishes 236
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 11 August 1536 (480 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Transfiguration,
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Alberto Suárez Inda
Auxiliary Bishops Carlos Suárez Cázares
Juan Espinoza Jiménez
J. Victor Alejandro Aguilar Ledesma
Herculano Medina Garfias
Emeritus Bishops Octavio Villegas Aguilar (auxiliary bishop emeritus)
Map
Roman Catholic Diocese of Morelia in Mexico.jpg
Website
www.arquidiocesismorelia.mx

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Morelia (Latin: Archidioecesis Moreliensis) (erected 11 August 1536 as the Diocese of Michoacán) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese in western central Mexico.[1][2]

The cathedral archiepiscopal see is at the Cathedral of the Transfiguration, a minor World Heritage Site, in the city of Morelia, capital of Michoacán state. It also has a Minor Basilica: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Salud, in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán de Ocampo.

History[edit]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

Suffragan Bishops of Michoacán
Metropolitan Archbishops of Michoacán
  • Clemente de Jesús Munguía y Núñez (see above 1863.01.26 – death 1868.12.14)
  • José Ignacio Árciga Ruiz de Chávez (1868.12.21 – death 1900.01.07), succeeding as former Auxiliary Bishop of Michoacán (1866.03.04 – 1868.12.21) & Titular Bishop of Lagania (1866.03.04 – 1868.12.21)
  • Atenógenes Silva y Álvarez Tostado (1900.08.21 – death 1911.02.26), previously Bishop of Colima (Mexico) (1892.07.11 – 1900.08.21)
  • Leopoldo Ruiz y Flóres (1911.11.27 – 1924.11.22 see below), previously Bishop of León in Mexico (Mexico) (1900.11.12 – 1907.09.14), Metropolitan Archbishop of Linares (Mexico) (1907.09.14 – 1911.11.27)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Morelia

Province[edit]

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own archdiocese and the following suffragan bishoprics:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Morelia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Associated Press, "Pope's selection of 15 new cardinals reflects church's diversity, growth." The Washington Post January 5, 2015, p. A7.
  4. ^ "Bishop Antonio Ruíz de Morales y Molina, O.S." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Alfonso Guerra, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Domingo de Ulloa, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bishop Baltazar de Covarrubias y Múñoz, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Manuel de Escalante Colombres y Mendoza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 24, 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°42′09″N 101°11′31″W / 19.7024°N 101.1920°W / 19.7024; -101.1920