Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo

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Diocese of Laredo

Dioecesis Laredanus

Diócesis de Laredo
Coat of Arms Diocese of Laredo, TX.svg
Country United States
TerritoryCounties of Dimmit, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maverick, Webb, Zapata, and Zavala
Ecclesiastical provinceSan Antonio
MetropolitanGustavo Garcia-Siller
- Catholics

222,250 (74.5%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJuly 3, 2000
CathedralCathedral of San Agustin
Current leadership
BishopJames Anthony Tamayo
Diocese of Laredo in Texas.jpg
San Agustin Cathedral

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo (Latin: Dioecesis Laredanus, Spanish: Diócesis de Laredo) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Laredo, Texas. It was founded on July 3, 2000. The San Agustin Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Laredo. James Anthony Tamayo is the current bishop of the Diocese. It covers an area of 10,905 sq. mi. and has 289,415 members. It has 52 priests, 32 deacons, 32 parishes, and 17 missions.[1]


On July 3, 2000, the Diocese of Laredo was created by Pope John Paul II , under Auxiliary Bishop James Anthony Tamayo, from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the First Bishop of Laredo. The Laredo diocese included portions of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, namely the counties of Dimmit, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maverick, Webb, Zapata, and Zavala. On August 9, 2000, the Apostolic Letters erecting the diocese and installing Bishop Tamayo were formally read by the Apostolic Nuncio in the presence of 25 bishops, over 200 priests, 50 deacons and 3000 other faithful who gathered for the occasion at the Laredo Civic Center.


  1. James Anthony Tamayo (2000–present)


Parishes of the Diocese of Laredo that were formerly part of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. In the order of their founding, they are:


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Coordinates: 27°31′28″N 99°29′26″W / 27.52444°N 99.49056°W / 27.52444; -99.49056