Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada

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Diocese of Ensenada
Dioecesis Sinuensis
Diócesis de Ensenada
Location
Country  Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Tijuana
Metropolitan Ensenada, Baja California
Statistics
Area 20,334 sq mi (52,660 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2007)
658,899
621,346 (94.3%)
Parishes 23
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 26 January 2007 (11 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rafael Valdéz Torres
Metropolitan Archbishop Rafael Romo Muñoz
Map
Diócesis de Ensenada.svg
Website
diocesisensenada.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada (Latin: Dioecesis Sinuensis) (erected 26 January 2007) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Tijuana.

According to an official news release from the Holy See Press Office's Vatican Information Service (VIS), on August 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Sigifredo Noriega Barceló as the fifteenth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zacatecas, transferring him from his post as the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada in Ensenada, Mexico, which is a suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical Province of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. Bishop Sigifredo Noriega Barceló was born in Granados, Sonora, Mexico, on October 12, 1951. He attended a Minor Seminary in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, then studied Philosophy in the Seminary of Montezuma in the United States. The Bishop then studied Theology in the Diocesan Seminary of Tijuana. Later he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology Degree in Moral Theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. He was ordained to the presbyterate (the Catholic priesthood) on October 7, 1976, and was then incardinated in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. As a priest, he held the following positions: priest, Spiritual Director and Vice-Rector of the Minor Seminary, Prefect of Studies in the Major Seminary, Diocesan Promoter of Vocations, a Member of the Presbyteral Council, the College of Consultors, Council d Administration of the University of La Salle, Diocesan Assessor for the Family. Then, from 2006 to 2007, the Bishop served as Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon. Then, on January 26, 2007, he was appointed the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada, Mexico, and received Episcopal Ordination on 25 April 2007.[1]

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