Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles

The Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles (Latin: Archidioecesis Angelorum) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church. It is the oldest Catholic diocese in Mexico. It was established on October 13, 1525 as the "Diocese of Tlaxcala" and retained that name until it was elevated to an archdiocese in 1903. In 1959 a new Diocese of Tlaxcala was created and is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles.[2][3]

Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles

Archidioecesis Angelorum

Arquidiócesis de Puebla de los Ángeles
Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción
Ecclesiastical provincePuebla de los Ángeles
Area8,084 sq mi (20,940 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,054,856 (92.5%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established13 October 1525 (498 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
ArchbishopVictor Sánchez Espinosa
Auxiliary BishopsTomás López Durán[1]

A separate diocese seated in Mexico City was created in 1530 and replaced the Archdiocese of Seville in Spain as Tlaxcala's metropolitan see in 1546. While its place as Mexico's most important Catholic see was short-lived, the Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles is one of the largest archdioceses in Mexico today. Now a metropolitan see itself, within the ecclesiastical province of Puebla de los Ángeles contains three suffragan dioceses: Huajuapan de León, Tehuacán, and Tlaxcala.

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References edit

  1. ^ "RINUNCE E NOMINE". Archived from the original on 2013-12-12.
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles, Puebla" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Antonio Ruíz de Morales y Molina, O.S." Catholic– David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Diego de Romano y Govea (Vitoria)" retrieved November 9, 2015
  6. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de la Mota y Escobar" Catholic– David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Bishop Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y Murillo" Catholic– David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop García Felipe de Legazpi y Velasco Altamirano y Albornoz" retrieved December 4, 2015
  9. ^ Zambrano, Jaime (September 15, 2020). "Nombra el Papa a obispo auxiliar de Puebla como obispo de Ciudad Obregón". (in Spanish). Milenio. Retrieved Sep 15, 2020.

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