Territorial Prelature of Cancún-Chetumal

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Territorial Prelature of Cancún-Chetumal
Praelatura Territorialis Cancunensis–Chetumaliensis
Prélature Territoriale de Cancún-Chetumal
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Location
Country  Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Yucatán
Metropolitan Cancún
Statistics
Area 19,638 sq mi (50,860 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,200,000
950,000 (79.2%)
Parishes 35
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 23 May 1970 (47 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
Co-cathedral Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo Cárdenas, L.C.
Metropolitan Archbishop Emilio Carlos Berlie Belaunzarán
Emeritus Bishops Jorge Bernal Vargas, L.C.
Map
Mapa prelatura de Cancún-Chetumal.jpg
Website
www.cancunchetumal.com

The Territorial Prelature of Cancún–Chetumal (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Cancunensis–Chetumaliensis) is a Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature and suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yucatán.

History[edit]

It was erected on 23 May 1970 as the Territorial Prelature of Chetumal, renamed 20 December 1996, as reflected in its double see-name.

It has a cathedral see, Catedral de la Santísima Trinidad, in Cancun, and a co-cathedral, Catedral del Sagrado Corazón, in Chetumal, both in Quintana Roo on the Yucatán Peninsula.

Episcopal incumbents[edit]

All its prelates were members of the Legion of Christ (L.C.)

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