Luís de Cifuentes y Sotomayor

Luís de Cifuentes y Sotomayor, O.P. (1600 – 18 May 1676) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Yucatán (1659–1676).[1]

Most Reverend

Luís de Cifuentes y Sotomayor
Bishop of Yucatán
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Yucatán
In office1659–1676
PredecessorLorenzo Horta Rodríguez
SuccessorJuan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza
Orders
ConsecrationDiego Osorio de Escobar y Llamas
by 25 July 1660
Personal details
Born1600
Seville, Spain
Died18 May 1676
Yucatán México
NationalitySpanish

BiographyEdit

Luís de Cifuentes y Sotomayor was born in Seville, Spain in 1600 and ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers.[1] On 22 September 1659, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Alexander VII as Bishop of Yucatán.[1] On 25 July 1660, he was consecrated bishop by Diego Osorio de Escobar y Llamas, Bishop of Tlaxcala.[1] He served as Bishop of Yucatán until his death on 18 May 1676.[1] While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Juan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza, Archbishop of Santo Domingo (1673).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bishop Luís de Cifuentes y Sotomayor, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016

External links and additional sourcesEdit

  • Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Yucatán". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
  • Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yucatán". GCatholic.org. Retrieved March 25, 2018. (for Chronology of Bishops) [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Lorenzo Horta Rodríguez
Bishop of Yucatán
1659–1676
Succeeded by
Juan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza