Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa

The Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa (Spanish: La arquidiócesis de Tegucigalpa) (1916 established, successor to the Diocese of Comayagua, erected 1561) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Honduras. Until 2023, it was the only metropolitan see in Honduras, with its ecclesiastical province covering the whole country.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa

Archidioecesis Tegucigalpensis

La arquidiócesis de Tegucigalpa
Catholic
Catedral Metropolitana de San Miguel de Arcángel
Location
Country Honduras
Ecclesiastical provinceTegucigalpa
Statistics
Area15,167 km2 (5,856 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,801,000
1,550,000 (86.1%)
Parishes56
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established1561 (463 years ago) (1561)
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopJosé Vicente Nácher Tatay
Bishops emeritus
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Its archepiscopal see is the Cathedral dedicated to St. Michael Archangel (Catedral Metropolitana de San Miguel de Arcángel), in the national capital, Tegucigalpa. It also has a Minor Basilica, National Shrine: Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Suyapa, also in Tegucigalpa, and Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

Statistics

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As per 2014, it pastorally served 1,684,000 Catholics (86.1% of 1,955,000 total per 2014) in 58 parishes and 3 missions with 156 priests (79 diocesan, 77 religious), 1 deacon, 417 lay religious (97 brothers, 320 sisters) and 37 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province of Tegucigalpa

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Its suffragan sees are:

History

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Bishops

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Bishops of Comayagua
  1. Alfonso de Talavera, OSH (1531–1540)[3]
  2. Cristóbal de Pedraza (1539–1553)[3][4]
  3. Jerónimo de Corella, OSH (1556–1575)[3]
  4. Alfonso de la Cerda, OP (1578–1587),[3] appointed Bishop of La Plata o Charcas
  5. Gaspar de Andrada, OFM (1587–1612)[3]
  6. Alfonso del Galdo, OP (1612–1628)
  7. Luis de Cañizares, OFM (1628–1645)
  8. Juan Merlo de la Fuente (1650–1656)
  9. Martín de Espinosa y Monzón (1672–1676)
  10. Ildefonso Vargas y Abarca, OSA (1678–1699)
  11. Pedro Reyes de los Ríos de Lamadrid, OSB (1699–1700), appointed Bishop of Yucatán (Mérida)
  12. Juan Pérez Carpintero, OPraem (1701–1724)
  13. Antonio López Portillo de Guadalupe, OFM (1725–1742)
  14. Francisco de Molina, OSBas (1743–1749)
  15. Diego Rodríguez de Rivas y Velasco (1751–1762), appointed Bishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  16. Isidro Rodríguez Lorenzo, OSBas (1764–1767), appointed Archbishop of Santo Domingo
  17. Antonio Macarulla Minguilla de Aguilain (1767–1772), appointed Bishop of Durango
  18. Francisco José de Palencia (1773–1775)
  19. Francisco Antonio Iglesia Cajiga, OSH (1777–1783), appointed Bishop of Michoacán
  20. José Antonio de Isabela (1785–1785)
  21. Fernando Cardiñanos, OFM (1788–1794)
  22. Vicente Navas, OP (1795–1809)
  23. Manuel Julián Rodríguez del Barranco (1817–1819)
  24. Francisco de Paula Campo y Pérez (1844–1853)
  25. Hipólito Casiano Flórez (1854–1857)
  26. Juan Félix de Jesús Zepeda (1861–1885)
  27. Manuel Francisco Vélez (1887–1901)
  28. José María Martínez y Cabañas (1902 – 2 February 1916)
Archbishops of Tegucigalpa
  1. José María Martínez y Cabañas (2 February 1916 – 11 August 1921)
  2. Agustín Hombach, CM (3 February 1923 – 17 October 1933)
  3. José de la Cruz Turcios y Barahona, SDB (8 December 1947 – 18 May 1962)
  4. Héctor Enrique Santos Hernández, SBD (1962.05.18 – retired 1993.01.08)
  5. Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB (8 January 1993 – 26 January 2023); elevated to Cardinal in 2001
  6. José Vicente Náchter Tatay, CM (26 January 2023 - )

Coadjutor bishops

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Auxiliary bishops

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved 18 April 2017
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol III. p. 173.
  4. ^ "Bishop Cristóbal de Pedraza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 25, 2016
  5. ^ Collins, Charles (20 July 2018). "Auxiliary bishop serving top papal aide resigns after sex misconduct allegations". Crux. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
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