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 Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela (Latin: Archidioecesis Compostellanus), established by Pope Calixtus II in 1120, is one of the five districts in which the Catholic Church divides Galicia in North-western Spain.

The Archbishop of Santiago of Compostela has "cathedra" (i.e.: from Latin "seat") in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and his jurisdiction covers most of the parishes the central part of Galicia including the cities of A Coruña and Pontevedra.

Bishops[edit]

Archbishop Julián Barrio Barrio

Bishops of Iria Flavia[edit]

Early archbishops[edit]

  • Diego Gelmírez (1120-1140) first archbishop
  • Juan Arias Suárez (15 Nov 1238 - )
  • Bérengar de Landore (Berenguel de Landoira) (15 Jul 1317 - 20 Oct 1330 Died)
  • Gómez Manrique (8 Jun 1351 - 2 May 1362 Appointed, Archbishop of Toledo)
  • Rodrigo de Luna (7 Apr 1449 - 1460 Died)
  • Alonso de Fonseca y Acevedo (1460 - 1465 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Alonso de Fonseca y Ulloa (1465 - 1469 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Alonso de Fonseca y Acevedo (1469 - 1507 Resigned)
  • Alonso III Fonseca (4 Aug 1507 - 31 Dec 1523 Appointed, Archbishop of Toledo)
  • Juan Pardo de Tavera (8 Jun 1524 - 27 Apr 1534 Appointed, Archbishop of Toledo)
  • Pedro Gómez Sarmiento de Villandrando (8 Jun 1534 - 13 Oct 1541 Died)
  • Gaspar de Ávalos de la Cueva (29 Mar 1542 - 2 Nov 1545 Died)
  • Pedro Manuel (9 Apr 1546 - 1 Jan 1550 Died)
  • Juan Álvarez de Toledo, O.P. (27 Jun 1550 - 15 Sep 1557 Died)
  • Gaspar de Zúñiga y Avellaneda (21 Oct 1558 - 22 Jun 1569 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Cristóbal Fernández Valtodano (20 Feb 1570 - 14 Nov 1572 Died)
  • Francisco Blanco Salcedo (4 Jun 1574 - 26 Apr 1581 Died)
  • Juan de Liermo Hermosa (8 Jan 1582 - 26 Jul 1582 Died)
  • Alonso Velázquez (9 Mar 1583 - 14 Jan 1587 Died)
  • Juan de Sanclemente Torquemada (27 Jul 1587 - 20 Apr 1602 Died)
  • Maximiliano de Austria (21 Apr 1603 - 1 Jul 1614 Died)
  • Juan Beltrán Guevara y Figueroa (12 Jan 1615 - 22 May 1622 Died)
  • Luis Fernández de Córdoba (26 Oct 1622 - 11 Mar 1624 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Agustín Antolínez, O.S.A. (1 Jul 1624 - 19 Jun 1626 Died)
  • José González Díez, O.P. (17 May 1627 - 12 Aug 1630 Appointed, Archbishop of Burgos)
  • Agustín de Spínola Basadone (23 Oct 1630 - 16 Jan 1645 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Fernando Andrade Sotomayor (20 Mar 1645 - 21 Jan 1655 Died)
  • Pedro Carrillo Acuña y Bureba (30 Aug 1655 - Apr 1664 Died)
  • Ambrosio Ignacio Spínola y Guzmán (9 Jun 1668 - 7 Oct 1669 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Andrés Girón (2 Jun 1670 - 7 Aug 1680 Died)
  • Francisco de Seijas Losada (28 Apr 1681 - 26 Oct 1684 Died)
  • Antonio de Monroy, O.P. (4 Jun 1685 - 7 Nov 1715 Died)
  • Luis de Salcedo y Azcona (1 Jul 1716 - 7 Oct 1722 Appointed, Archbishop of Sevilla)
  • Miguel Herrero Esgueva (20 Jan 1723 - 27 Jul 1727 Died)
  • José del Yermo Santibáñez (8 Mar 1728 - Nov 1737 Died)
  • Manuel Isidro Orozco Manrique de Lara (5 May 1738 - 1 Feb 1745 Died)
  • Cayetano Gil Taboada (23 Aug 1745 - 10 Mar 1751 Died)
  • Bartolomé Rajoy Losada (19 Jul 1751 - 17 Jul 1772 Died)
  • Francisco Alejandro Bocanegra Jivaja (8 Mar 1773 - 16 Apr 1782 Died)
  • Sebastián Malvar y Pinto, O.F.M. (15 Dec 1783 - 25 Sep 1795 Died)
  • Felipe Antonio Fernández Vallejo (18 Dec 1797 - 8 Dec 1800 Died)
  • Rafael de Múzquiz y Aldunate (20 Jul 1801 - 12 May 1821 Died)
  • Juan García Benito (27 Sep 1822 - 8 Jul 1824 Resigned)
  • Simón Antonio de Rentería y Reyes (12 Jul 1824 - 4 Oct 1824 Died)
  • Rafael Téllez, O.F.M. Cap. (20 Dec 1824 - 3 Aug 1850 Died)
  • Miguel García Cuesta (5 Sep 1851 - 14 Apr 1873 Died)
  • Miguel Payá y Rico (16 Jan 1874 - 7 Jun 1886 Appointed, Archbishop of Toledo)
  • Victoriano Guisasola y Rodríguez (10 Jun 1886 - 20 Jan 1888 Died)
  • José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia (14 Feb 1889 - 8 Dec 1922 Died)
  • Manuel Lago y González (24 Jul 1923 - 18 Mar 1925 Died)
  • Julián de Diego y García Alcolea (8 Oct 1925 - 16 Jan 1927 Died)
  • Zacarías Martínez y Núñez, O.S.A. (2 Dec 1927 - 6 Sep 1933 Died)
  • Tomás Muniz Pablos (13 Aug 1935 - 15 Mar 1948 Died)
  • Carmelo Ballester y Nieto, C.M. (9 Oct 1948 - 31 Jan 1949 Died)
  • Fernando Quiroga y Palacios (4 Jun 1949 - 7 Dec 1971 Died)
  • Ángel Suquía Goicoechea (13 Apr 1973 - 12 Apr 1983 Appointed, Archbishop of Madrid)
  • Antonio María Rouco Varela (9 May 1984 - 28 Jul 1994 Appointed, Archbishop of Madrid)
  • Julián Barrio Barrio (5 Jan 1996 - )

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

References[edit]

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