Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tuxtla

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Archdiocese of Tuxtla
Archidioecesis Tuxtlensis
Arquidiócesis de Tuxtla
Rests of Saint Mark's Cathedral
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Tuxtla
Metropolitan Tuxtla
Area 8,740 sq mi (22,600 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
989,000 (77.9%)
Parishes 65
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 27 October 1964 (52 years ago)
Cathedral Saint Mark's Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Fabio Martinez Castilla
Metropolitan Archbishop Domingo Díaz Martínez
Auxiliary Bishops José Mendoza Corzo
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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]


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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