Roman Catholic Diocese of Tlaxcala

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Diocese of Tlaxcala
Dioecesis Tlaxcalensis
Diócesis de Tlaxcala
Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Puebla de los Angeles
Metropolitan Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala
Area 1,568 sq mi (4,060 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,055,000 (98%)
Parishes 76
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 23 May 1959 (58 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco Moreno Barrón
Metropolitan Archbishop Victor Sánchez Espinosa
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tlaxcala (Latin: Dioecesis Tlaxcalensis) (erected 23 May 1959) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles,[1] which was itself officially named the Diocese of Tlaxcala until 1903.[2] The present Diocese of Tlaxcala was erected from territory of that archdiocese and the adjacent Archdiocese of Mexico.[1]


  • Luis Munive Escobar (1959–2001)
  • Jacinto Guerrero Torres (2001–2006)
  • Francisco Moreno Barrón (2008–2016)

As of February 2017, the see was vacant.[1]

Episcopal See[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Tlaxcala". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2016-02-14. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Crivelli, Camillus (1913). "Tlaxcala". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.