Roman Catholic Diocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes
|Diocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes
Diócesis de Nuevo Casas Grandes
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Chihuahua|
|Metropolitan||Nuevo Casas Grandes|
|Area||14,028 sq mi (36,330 km2)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||13 April 1977 (40 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Miraculous Medal|
|Bishop||Jesús José Herrera Quiñonez|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Constancio Miranda Weckmann|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes (Latin: Dioecesis Neograndicasensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Chihuahua, in Mexico. It was created as a territorial prelature in 1977 and elevated in 2000. It has an area of 36,320, a population of 149,000, a Catholic population of 130,000, 37 priests, and 45 religious.
- Hilario Chávez Joya, M.N.M. (1977–2004) - Bishop Emeritus; died in 2010
- Gerardo de Jesús Rojas López (2004–2010) - Transferred by Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, to be the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tabasco, Mexico
- Jesús José Herrera Quiñonez, (2011–Present), appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, on Thursday, October 27, 2011; formerly a Monsignor and a pastor in the clergy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mexicali, Mexico; he was born in Mexicali in 1961 and ordained a priest in 1987; he has served as Diocesan Assistant to the Christian Family Movement, and as Secretary and Chancellor of the Diocesan Curia.
- "Diocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-04.
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