Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de las Casas
Diócesis de San Cristóbal de Las Casas
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Catedral de San Cristóbal
Location
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Tuxtla
Metropolitan San Cristóbal de Las Casas
Statistics
Area 8,740 sq mi (22,600 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,691,000
1,346,000 (79.6%)
Parishes 52
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 19 March 1539 (478 years ago)
Cathedral Saint Mark's Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel
Metropolitan Archbishop Domingo Díaz Martínez
Map
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Website
ualcor.wix.com/dscl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de las Casas) (erected 19 March 1539 as the Diocese of Chiapas,[1] renamed 27 October 1964) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Tuxtla. Its see is in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas.[2][3] As of 2016 the bishop was Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel and the auxiliary bishop Enrique Díaz Díaz.[4]

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Chiapas[edit]

Erected: 19 March 1539

Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas[edit]

Name Changed: 27 October 1964

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Zolov (26 August 2015). Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo. ABC-CLIO. p. 308. ISBN 978-1-61069-044-7. In 1543 Las Casas was named bishop of Chiapa (later renamed Chiapas) in southern Mexico, a see that was very large, covering much of southern Mexico, Yucatán, and parts of Guatemala. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Chiapas: Bishop Felipe Arizmendi presents his resignation to the Pope". SIPAZ Blog of The International Service for Peace. SIPAZ.org. May 15, 2015. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III. p. 165. 
  6. ^ "Father Juan de Urteaga, O.S.H." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 4, 2016
  7. ^ "Father Juan de Arteaga y Avendaño" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 4, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Andrés de Ubilla, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Juan Pedro González de Mendoza, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016
  10. ^ "Bishop Juan de Zapata y Sandoval, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Agustín de Ugarte y Sarabia " Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  12. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Marcos Ramírez de Prado y Ovando, O.F.M." retrieved January 12, 2016
  13. ^ "Bishop Domingo de Villaescusa Ramírez de Arellano, O.S.H." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  14. ^ "Bishop Domingo de Villaescusa y Ramírez de Arellano, O.S.H." GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 7, 2016
  15. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved April 10, 2016.