Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa

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Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa
Archidioecesis Tegucigalpensis
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Catedral Metropolitana de San Miguel de Arcángel
Location
Country Honduras
Ecclesiastical province Tegucigalpa
Statistics
Area 15,167 km2 (5,856 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,801,000
1,550,000 (86.1%)
Parishes 56
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 1561 (456 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B.
Auxiliary Bishops Juan José Pineda Fasquelle, C.M.F.
Map
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa (erected 1561, as the Diocese of Comayagua) is the only Metropolitan see in Honduras, whose ecclesiastical province covers the whole country.

Its archepiscopal see is the Cathedral dedicated to St. Michael Archangel (Catedral Metropolitana de San Miguel de Arcángel), in the national capital Tegucigalpa. It also has a Minor Basilica, National Shrine: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Suyapa, also in Tegucigalpa, and Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,684,000 Catholics (86.1% of 1,955,000 total per 2014) in 58 parishes and 3 missions with 156 priests (79 diocesan, 77 religious), 1 deacon, 417 lay religious (97 brothers, 320 sisters) and 37 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province of Tegucigalpa[edit]

Its Suffragan sees are:

History[edit]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

[PRECURSOR see : Suffragan Bishops of Comayagua - Erected: 1561

BIOs to be ELABORATED

]

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tegucigalpa[edit]

Name changed and elevated: February 2, 1916 - technically the predecessor was suppressed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III. p. 173. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de Talavera (Guzman), O.S.H." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 5, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Cristóbal de Pedraza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 25, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de la Cerda, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°06′20″N 87°12′15″W / 14.1055°N 87.2042°W / 14.1055; -87.2042