Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz

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Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Archidioecesis Sanctae Fidei Verae Crucis
Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Catedral metropolitana santaf.JPG
Cathedral of All Saints
Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Statistics
Area 30,701 km2 (11,854 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
960,000
840,000 (87.5%)
Parishes 91
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 15 February 1897 (120 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of All Saints in Santa Fe
Patron saint Our lady of Guadalupe
Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop José María Arancedo
Website
www.arquisantafe.org.ar

The Latin Rite Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (Latin: Archidioecesis Sanctae Fidei Verae Crucis in Argentina and is a metropolitan diocese. Its suffragan sees include Rafaela and Reconquista.

History[edit]

On 15 February 1897 Pope Leo XII founded the Diocese of Santa Fe from territory taken from the Diocese of Paraná. On 20 April 1934 the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope Pius XI. On the same date it lost territory to create the dioceses of Diocese of Mendoza. It lost further territory when the dioceses of Resistencia (1939), Reconquista (1957) and Rafaela (1961) were created. Blessed John Paul II changed the name of the archdiocese to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz on 19 September 1992.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1934 Diocese of Rosario
1939 Diocese of Resistencia
1957 Diocese of Reconquista
1961 Diocese of Rafaela

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 

Coordinates: 31°39′24″S 60°42′39″W / 31.6567°S 60.7107°W / -31.6567; -60.7107