Roman Catholic Diocese of Tapachula

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Diocese of Tapachula
Dioecesis Tapacolensis
Diócesis de Tapachula
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Metropolitan Tapachula, Chiapas
Area 4,729 sq mi (12,250 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,498,000 (87.4%)
Parishes 42
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 19 June 1957 (61 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Leopoldo González González
Metropolitan Archbishop Domingo Díaz Martínez
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tapachula (Latin: Dioecesis Tapacolensis) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

It cathedral Episcopal see is the Catedral de San José, dedicated to Saint Joseph, in Tapachula, Chiapas. It is vacant with apostolic administrator.


It was erected on 19 June 1957 as Diocese of Tapachula / Tapacolen(sis) (Latin), on territory split off from the Diocese of Chiapas and suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca until 25 November 2006.


As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,488,000 Catholics (83.9% of 1,773,000 total) on 12,244 km² in 47 parishes and 11 missions with 101 priests (90 diocesan, 11 religious), 142 lay religious (11 brothers, 131 sisters) and 66 seminarians.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite native Mexicans)

Suffragan Bishops of Tapachula

So far, it hasn't had any auxiliary bishop.

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