Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuxtla

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Archdiocese of Tuxtla

Archidioecesis Tuxtlensis

Arquidiócesis de Tuxtla
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Rests of Saint Mark's Cathedral
Location
CountryMexico
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Tuxtla
MetropolitanTuxtla
Statistics
Area8,740 sq mi (22,600 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,270,000
989,000 (77.9%)
Parishes65
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established27 October 1964 (54 years ago)
CathedralSaint Mark's Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFabio Martinez Castilla
Metropolitan ArchbishopDomingo Díaz Martínez
Auxiliary BishopsJosé Mendoza Corzo
Map
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuxtla (Latin: Archidioecesis Tuxtlensis) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese based in Tuxtla, Chiapas, Mexico. It is responsible for the suffragan dioceses of Tapachula and Las Casas. Benedict XVI elevated it to the level of archdiocese on 25 November 2006.[1]

Masses in Tzotzil and Tzeltal languages[edit]

In 2013, Pope Francis approved translations of the prayers for Mass and the celebration of sacraments into Tzotzil and Tzeltal. The translations include "the prayers used for Mass, marriage, baptisms, confirmations, confessions, ordinations and the anointing of the sick Bishop Arizmendi said Oct. 6 that the texts, which took approximately eight years to translate, would be used in his diocese and the neighboring Archdiocese of Tuxtla. Mass has been celebrated in the diocese in recent years with the assistance of translators—except during homilies—Bishop Arizmendi said in an article in the newspaper La Jornada.[2]

Ordinaries[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ Catholic News Service. "In Chiapas, Mayans get Mass, sacraments in two of their languages". Catholic Sentinel. Portland, OR. Retrieved 2013-10-24.

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Coordinates: 16°45′11″N 93°06′56″W / 16.7531°N 93.1155°W / 16.7531; -93.1155