Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela
Archidioecesis Compostellanus
Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Compostela
2010-Catedral de Santiago de Compostela-Galicia (Spain) 4.jpg
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Compostela
Statistics
Area 8,545 km2 (3,299 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,301,147
1,192,508 (91.7%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 December 1095 (As Diocese of Santiago de Compostela)
27 February 1120 (As Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela)
Cathedral Cathedral basilica of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela
Patron saint St James the Greater
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio
Suffragans Diocese of Lugo
Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol
Diocese of Ourense
Diocese of Tui-Vigo
Auxiliary Bishops Jesús Fernández González
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of (Santiago de) Compostela (Latin: Archidioecesis Compostellanus), is the senior of the five districts in which the Catholic Church divides Galicia in North-western Spain.[1][2]

The Archbishop of Santiago of Compostela has his "cathedra" – i.e. (archi)episcopal see : from Greek/Latin "seat" – in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, dedicated to the Apostle St. James, after whom Santiago is named.

Extent and statistics[edit]

His archdiocesan jurisdiction covers most of the parishes the central part of Galicia including the cities of A Coruña and Pontevedra. As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,178,000 Catholics (88.9% of 1,324,741 total) on 8,546 km² in 1,071 parishes and 3 missions with 732 priests (536 diocesan, 196 religious), 4 deacons, 1,052 lay religious (400 brothers, 652 sisters) and 22 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Covers all Galicia, with four suffragan sees :

History[edit]

See Diocese of Iria Flavia for its precursor and early history when the see was shared.
  • Established formally on 5 December 1095 as Diocese of Santiago de Compostela / Compostellan(us) (Latin) with the territory of the suppressed Diocese of Iria Flavia.
  • Promoted on 1120.02.27 as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela by Pope Calixtus II.
  • In 1954.10.17 it gained territory from its suffragan Diocese of Mondoñedo.

It enjoyed Papal visits from Pope John Paul II in November 1982 and August 1989 and from Pope Benedict XVI in November 2010.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

See Diocese of Iria Flavia for Bishops shared with its precursor.
Suffragan Bishops of (Santiago de) Compostela
Metropolitan Archbishops of (Santiago de) Compostela

On 5 December 1095 Pope Urban II issued the bull Veterum sinodalia transferring the diocese of Iria to Compostela. In 1120 Pope Calixtus II raised Compostela to an archdiocese.

BIOS TO ELABORATE

Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela" Catholic-Hierarchy.org David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Archbishop Alonso de Fonseca y Ulloa" Catholic–Hierarchy.org David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Archbishop Cristóbal Fernández Valtodano" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  5. ^ "Archbishop Francisco Blanco Salcedo" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  6. ^ "Archbishop Juan de Liermo Hermosa" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  7. ^ "Archbishop Alonso Velázquez" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  8. ^ "Archbishop Juan de Sanclemente Torquemada" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  9. ^ "Archbishop Maximiliano de Austria" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Juan Beltrán Guevara y Figueroa" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  11. ^ "Archbishop Luis Fernández de Córdoba" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  12. ^ "Archbishop Juan Beltrán Guevara y Figueroa" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  13. ^ "Archdiocese of Burgos" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  14. ^ "Archbishop Fernando Andrade Sotomayor" Catholic–Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  15. ^ "Archbishop Antonio de Monroy, O.P." Catholic–Hierarchy.org David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  16. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Bernardino de Carmona" retrieved January 14, 2016

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