Roman Catholic Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa

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Diocese of Chilpancingo-Chilapa
Dioecesis Chilpancingensis-Chilapensis
Diócesis de Chilpancingo-Chilapa
Catedral de la Ascunsión
Country  Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Acapulco
Metropolitan Chilpancingo de los Bravo, Guerrero
Area 7,713 sq mi (19,980 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2007)
845,000 (91.5%)
Parishes 78
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 March 1863 (154 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emilio Carlos Berlie Belaunzarán
Metropolitan Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chilpancingo–Chilapa (Latin: Dioecesis Chilpancingensis–Chilapensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Acapulco.


The former Diocese of Chilapa in southern Mexico comprised the State of Guerrero. It was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Mexico, and existed under that name from 1863 to 1989.

The early bishops were Ambrosia Serrano, Ramon Ibarra, and Homobono Anaya.[1]


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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Chilapa". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 17°33′09″N 99°30′05″W / 17.5526°N 99.5013°W / 17.5526; -99.5013