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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio

The Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio (Roman Rite) encompasses 27,841 square miles (72,110 km2) in the US state of Texas.

Archdiocese of San Antonio

Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii

Arquidiócesis de San Antonio
San Fernando Cathedral.jpg
San Fernando Cathedral
Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of San Antonio
Coat of arms
Location
CountryUnited States
TerritoryCity of San Antonio and the following counties: Val Verde, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Uvalde, Kinney, Medina, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, Frio, Atascosa, and McMullen.
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of San Antonio
Statistics
Area27,841 sq mi (72,110 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
2,458,351
728,001[1] (29.6%)
Parishes139
Information
DenominationCatholic
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedAugust 28, 1874
CathedralSan Fernando Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopGustavo García-Siller
Auxiliary BishopsMichael Joseph Boulette[2]
Bishops emeritusThomas Flanagan
Map
Archdiocese of San Antonio in Texas.jpg
Website
archsa.org

The archdiocese includes the city of San Antonio and the following counties: Val Verde, Edwards, Kerr, Gillespie, Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Gonzales, Uvalde, Kinney, Medina, Bexar, Wilson, Karnes, Frio, Atascosa, and the portion of McMullen north of the Nueces River.[3]

On August 28, 1874, the Catholic Diocese of Galveston was divided and the northern territory was canonically erected by the Holy See as the diocese of San Antonio. Originally part of the Ecclesiastical Province of New Orleans, it was subsequently elevated on August 3, 1926, to a metropolitan archdiocese.

The archbishop of San Antonio also serves as the Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of San Antonio with the Archdiocese of San Antonio overseeing the following suffragan dioceses: Amarillo, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Laredo, Lubbock, and San Angelo. All of Texas' dioceses had been suffragan sees under San Antonio until December 2004 when Pope John Paul II created the new Ecclesiastical Province of Galveston-Houston and elevated the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to a Metropolitan See.

History of dioceseEdit

The Archdiocese of San Antonio was erected as a diocese on August 28, 1874, under the then Diocese of Galveston.[4] It was elevated to an archdiocese on August 3, 1926.[4] As of 2010, it has 138 parishes, 34 missions and two pastoral centers.[5]

With the appointment of Archbishop José Horacio Gómez as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Los Angeles, its cathedral was considered sede vacante until October 14, 2010.[4]

On October 14, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Gustavo Garcia-Siller as archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.[6]

BishopsEdit

The following are lists of ordinaries (bishops and archbishops of the diocese) and auxiliary bishops, and their years of service. They are followed by other priests of this diocese who became bishops.

Bishops of San AntonioEdit

  1. Anthony Dominic Ambrose Pellicer (1874–1880)
  2. John Claude Neraz (1881–1894)
  3. John Anthony Forest (1895–1911)
  4. John William Shaw (1911–1918), appointed Archbishop of New Orleans
  5. Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (1918–1926)

Archbishops of San AntonioEdit

  1. Arthur Jerome Drossaerts (1926–1940)
  2. Robert Emmet Lucey (1941–1969)
  3. Francis James Furey (1969–1979)
  4. Patrick Fernández Flores (1979–2004)
  5. José Horacio Gómez (2004–2010), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop and later Archbishop of Los Angeles[7][8]
  6. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S. (2010–present)

Coadjutor BishopsEdit

Auxiliary BishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

EducationEdit

UniversitiesEdit

High schoolsEdit

Former schoolsEdit

Province of San AntonioEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.archsa.org/fast_facts.aspx
  2. ^ http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/01/23/pope_appoints_new_san_antonio_auxiliary_bishop/1287572
  3. ^ Official Catholic Directory Anno Domini, Part 1. P.J. Kenedy, 2005. p. 1195. Retrieved from Google Books on October 6, 2012. "The San Antonio Archdiocese comprises Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, McMullen (that part of McMullen County north of the Nueces River), Medina, Real, Uvalde, Vol Verde and Wilson."
  4. ^ a b c "Archdiocese of San Antonio Archidioecesis Sancti Antonii". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. 2010-04-06.
  5. ^ "Fast Facts". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio. 2010-04-06.
  6. ^ http://www.usccb.org/comm/archives/2010/10-179E.shtml
  7. ^ "Pope Names San Antonio Archbishop José Gomez Coadjutor Archbishop Of Los Angeles". United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 2010-04-06.
  8. ^ "POPE APPOINTS COADJUTOR ARCHBISHOP FOR LOS ANGELES". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 2010-04-02. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09.
  9. ^ http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2017/01/23/pope_appoints_new_san_antonio_auxiliary_bishop/1287572

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