Roman Catholic Diocese of Guadix

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Diocese of Guadix
Dioecesis Guadicensis
Diócesis de Guadix
Catedral guadix.jpg
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Granada
Metropolitan Granada
Statistics
Area 5,577 km2 (2,153 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
109,254
107,000 (97.9%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1st Century
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Guadix
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Incarnation in Baza
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ginés Ramón García Beltrán
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Guadix (Latin: Guadicen(sis)) is a Catholic ecclesiastical territory in the city of Guadix, part of the Ecclesiastical province of Granada in Spain.[1]

Bishops[edit]

  • Fernando de Atienza, O.F.M. (19 Feb 1434 - 1472 Died)
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  • García de Quijada, O.F.M. (21 May 1490 - 1522 Died)
  • Pedro González Manso (31 Aug 1523 - 26 Oct 1524 Appointed, Bishop of Tui)
  • Gaspar de Ávalos de la Cueva (14 Nov 1524 - 22 Jan 1529 Appointed, Archbishop of Granada)
  • Antonio Guevara Noroña, O.F.M. (22 Jan 1528 - 11 Apr 1537 Appointed, Bishop of Mondoñedo)
  • Antonio del Aguila Vela y Paz (11 Apr 1537 - 9 Apr 1546 Appointed, Bishop of Zamora)
  • Martín Pérez de Ayala (16 May 1548 - 17 Jul 1560 Appointed, Bishop of Segovia)
  • Melchor Alvarez de Vozmediano (4 Sep 1560 - 1570 Resigned)
  • Julián Ramirez, O.S. (15 Dec 1574 - 1581 Resigned)
  • Juan Alonso Moscoso (6 Jul 1582 - 30 Aug 1593 Appointed, Bishop of León)
  • Juan Fonseca (15 Nov 1593 - 16 Nov 1604 Died)
  • Juan Orozco Covarrubias y Leiva (16 Jan 1606 - 23 Jun 1610 Died)
  • Juan Nicolás Valdés de Carriazo (10 Oct 1611 - 9 Mar 1617 Died)
  • Jerónimo Herrera Salazar (2 Oct 1617 - 30 Jul 1619 Died)
  • Plácido Tosantos Medina, O.S.B. (6 Apr 1620 - 12 Feb 1624 Appointed, Bishop of Zamora)
  • Juan Arauz Díaz, O.F.M. (7 Oct 1624 - 16 Aug 1635 Died)
  • Juan Dionisio Fernández Portocarrero (28 Jan 1636 - 16 Jul 1640 Appointed, Bishop of Cádiz)
  • Juan Queipo de Llano y Valdés (13 Aug 1640 - 13 Jul 1643 Appointed, Bishop of Coria)
  • Francisco Pérez Roya (3 Aug 1643 - 25 Apr 1648 Died)
  • Bernardino Rodríguez de Arriaga, O.S.A. (7 Dec 1648 - 4 Dec 1651 Died)
  • Diego Serrano Sotomayor, O. de M. (29 Apr 1652 - 5 Oct 1652 Died)
  • José de Láyñez y Gutiérrez, O.S.A. (17 Mar 1653 - 14 Oct 1667 Died)
  • Diego de Silva y Pacheco, O.S.B. (28 Feb 1668 - 27 May 1675 Appointed, Bishop of Astorga)
  • Clemente Alvarez López, O.P. (15 Jul 1675 - 17 Jun 1688 Died)
  • Juan de Villacé y Vozmediano (27 Sep 1688 - 13 Apr 1693 Appointed, Bishop of Plasencia)
  • Pedro de Palacios y Tenorio, O.P. (8 Jun 1693 - 31 Jul 1702 Resigned)
  • Juan Feyjóo González de Villalobos, O. Carm. (31 Jul 1702 - Feb 1706 Died)
  • Juan Montalbán Gómez, O.P. (13 Sep 1706 - 16 Sep 1720 Appointed, Bishop of Plasencia)
  • Felipe de los Tueros Huerta (3 Feb 1721 - 20 Jan 1734 Appointed, Archbishop of Granada)
  • Francisco Salgado Quirago (24 Mar 1734 - Apr 1744 Died)
  • Andrés Licht Barrera (25 Jan 1745 - 17 Jan 1750 Resigned)
  • Miguel (a S. Iosepho) Valejo Berlanga, O.SS.T. (19 Jan 1750 - 17 May 1757 Died)
  • Francisco Alejandro Bocanegra Jivaja (19 Dec 1757 - 8 Mar 1773 Appointed, Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Bernardo Lorca Quiñones, O.S.H. (15 Mar 1773 - 19 Jan 1793 Died)
  • Raimundo Melchor Magi Gómez, O. de M. (14 Oct 1797 - 26 Sep 1803 Died)
  • Marcos Cabello y López, O.S.A. (20 Aug 1804 - 6 Sep 1819 Died)
  • Juan José Cordón Leyva (3 May 1824 - 3 Apr 1827 Died)
  • José Uraga Pérez (28 Jan 1828 - 3 Sep 1840 Died)
  • Antonio Lao y Cuevas (7 Jan 1850 - 14 Jul 1850 Died)
  • Juan José Arbolí y Acaso (18 Mar 1852 - 22 Dec 1853 Confirmed, Bishop of Cádiz)
  • Mariano Martínez Robledo y Robledo (7 Apr 1854 - 3 Feb 1855 Died)
  • Antonio Rafael Domínguez y Valdecañas (25 Sep 1857 - 21 Dec 1865 Died)
  • Mariano Brezmes y Arredondo (25 Jun 1866 - 17 Sep 1875 Confirmed, Bishop of Astorga)
  • Vicente Pontes y Cantelar, O.S.A. (17 Sep 1875 - 18 Mar 1893 Died)
  • Maximiliano Fernández del Rincón y Soto Dávila (21 May 1894 - 24 Jul 1907 Died)
  • Timoteo Hernández y Mulas (19 Dec 1907 - 19 Mar 1921 Died)
  • Ángel Marquina y Corrales (6 Sep 1922 - 1 Jan 1928 Died)
  • Bl. Manuel Medina y Olmos (2 Oct 1928 - 30 Aug 1936 Died)
  • Rafael Alvarez Lara (10 Jun 1943 - 10 Mar 1965 Appointed, Bishop of Mallorca)
  • Gabino Díaz Merchán (23 Jul 1965 - 4 Aug 1969 Appointed, Archbishop of Oviedo)
  • Antonio Dorado Soto (31 Mar 1970 - 1 Sep 1973 Appointed, Bishop of Cádiz)
  • Ignacio Noguer Carmona (10 Sep 1976 - 19 Oct 1990 Appointed, Coadjutor Bishop of Huelva)
  • Juan García-Santacruz Ortiz (31 Mar 1992 - 3 Dec 2009 Retired)
  • Ginés Ramón García Beltrán (3 Dec 2009 - )

History[edit]

The diocese of Guadix comprises the greater part of the Province of Granada and a portion of the Province of Almería.

The legend of the Seven Apostolic Men preserved in the Mozarabic Missal places the episcopal see of St. Torquatus, one of the seven, in Acci, now called Guadix el Viejo, 6 km northwest of the modern city of Guadix. The matron Luparia built a baptistery and primitive church. From then until 303, when Felix presided at the Council of Elvira, no record is preserved of the Accitanian bishops.[2]

Liliolus attended the Third Council of Toledo in 589, and the names of the Accitanian bishops are to be found among those who attended the other Toletan councils; Clarencius at the fourth and fifth; Justus at the sixth; Julian at the eighth; Magnarius at the ninth and tenth; and Ricila, the last bishop whose name has come down to us before the Muslim invasion, at subsequent ones.[2]

In the Mozarabic period the diocese of Acci continued to exist. Isidorus Pacensis mentions Frodoarius, who presided seven years over the see. Quiricus assisted at the Council of Córdoba in 839.[2][3]

The Almohades, in the 12th century, destroyed this together with the other Andalusian sees; it was not restored until the time of the Catholic sovereigns. Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, Archbishop of Toledo, erected the new see of Guadix on 21 May 1492, in virtue of the Apostolic commission of Innocent VIII granted on 4 August 1486. It comprised the territory of the old dioceses of Acci and Basti. The collegiate church at Baza, the new name of Basti, was reluctant to accept rule from Guadix. As a compromise, the collegiate church was given authority, under the bishop, over twelve parishes, and the name of the diocese was changed to that of Guadix-Baza, indicating a union of two dioceses under a single bishop. This continued until 1851, when the collegiate church became a simple parish church and the diocese resumed the name of Diocese of Guadix.[4][5][6]

The modern cathedral of Guadix, on the site occupied by the principal mosque, was commenced in 1710 and completed in 1796. The Seminary of St Torquatus was founded by Bishop Juan José Fonseca in 1595; Charles IV of Spain founded a hospice in 1803, and the ancient Jesuit college had become a hospital before the early 20th century.[2]

By right of postliminium, the apostolic rank possessed by the see of Acci previous to the Islamic invasion is attributed to that of Guadix.[2] The Annuario Pontificio gives the date of foundation of the diocese of Guadix as 1st century.[7] However, it also lists the ancient see of Acci as a titular see (one that no longer has a diocesan bishop), thus distinguishing it from the bishopric of Guadix.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GCatholic.org: "Diocese of Guadix" retrieved January 14, 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e Ramón Ruiz Amadó, "Guadix" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 1914)
  3. ^ Roger Collins, Caliphs and Kings (John Wiley & Sons 2012 ISBN 978-1-11827399-9)
  4. ^ Bibliothèque sacrée, ou Dictionnaire universel, t. XI, Paris 1823, pp. 356–361
  5. ^ Konrad Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi, vol. 2, p. 162
  6. ^ Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Leipzig 1931, p. 3
  7. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2013 ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 277
  8. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013, p. 823

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