Roman Catholic Diocese of Zacatecas

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Diocese of Zacatecas
Dioecesis Tepicensis
Diócesis de Zacatecas
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Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of San Luis Potosí
Metropolitan Zacatecas, Zacatecas
Area 22,788 sq mi (59,020 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2008)
1,124,000 (81.4%)
Parishes 108
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 26 January 1863 (155 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sigifredo Noriega Barceló
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Robles Ortega
Emeritus Bishops Carlos Cabrero Romero
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zacatecas (Latin: Dioecesis Zacatecensis) (erected 26 January 1863) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, in Guadalajara, Mexico, until 25 November 2006.

According to an official news release from the Holy See Press Office's Vatican Information Service (VIS), on August 2, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Sigifredo Noriega Barceló as the fifteenth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zacatecas, transferring him from his post as the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada in Ensenada, Mexico, which is a suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical Province of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tijuana in Tijuana, Mexico. Bishop Sigifredo Noriega Barceló was born in Granados, Sonora, Mexico, on October 12, 1951. He attended a Minor Seminary in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, then studied Philosophy in the Seminary of Montezuma in the United States. The Bishop then studied Theology in the Diocesan Seminary of Tijuana. Later he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology Degree in Moral Theology from the Alphonsian Academy in Rome. He was ordained to the presbyterate (the Catholic priesthood) on October 7, 1976, and was then incardinated in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. As a priest, he held the following positions: priest, Spiritual Director and Vice-Rector of the Minor Seminary, Prefect of Studies in the Major Seminary, Diocesan Promoter of Vocations, a Member of the Presbyteral Council, the College of Consultors, Council d Administration of the University of La Salle, Diocesan Assessor for the Family. Then, from 2006 to 2007, the Bishop served as Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Obregon. Then, on January 26, 2007, he was appointed the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ensenada, Mexico, and received Episcopal Ordination on 25 April 2007. [1][2]


Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1962 Diocese of Colima
Archdiocese of Durango
Territorial Prelature of Jesús María (del Nayar)

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