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Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias or Diocese Canariense-Rubicense (Latin: Canarien(sis)) is a diocese located in the Canary Islands in the Ecclesiastical province of Seville in Spain.[1][2] The dioceses includes the islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (Oriental Province). However, it does not include to the whole archipelago, since the Diocese of Tenerife or Nivariense, includes the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. For this reason, the use of the name of the archipelago is currently a very controversial topic in the Canary Islands.[3][4] It has recently emerged between the society of Lanzarote the desire to recover the diocesan headquarters of San Marcial del Rubicón.[5][6]

Diocese of Canarias

Dioecesis Canariensis

Diócesis de Canarias
Catedral Santa Ana.jpg
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical provinceSeville
Area4,106 km2 (1,585 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
860,139 (85.0%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established7 July 1406
CathedralCathedral Basilica of St Anne in Las Palmas
Current leadership
BishopFrancisco Cases Andreu
Metropolitan ArchbishopJuan Asenjo Pelegrina
Website of the Diocese


  • 1351: Established as Diocese of Islas Canarias from the Diocese of Majorca
  • 1354: Suppressed
  • 1369: Restored as Diocese of Telde
  • 1393: Suppressed
  • 1406: Restored as Diocese of Rubicon
  • 1424: Established as Diocese of Fuerteventura
  • 1431: Suppressed
  • 1485: Renamed as Diocese of Canarias
  • 1819: Establishing the Diocese of Tenerife, which happens to encompass the western province of the Canary Islands

Special churchesEdit

Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pino, Teror, Canarias


Diocese of RubicónEdit

Erected: 7 July 1406


Diocese of CanariesEdit

Name Changed: 1485

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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Diocese of Islas Canarias". Retrieved June 16, 2018.self-published
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Diocese of Islas Canarias {Canary Islands}(Spain)". Retrieved June 16, 2018.self-published
  3. ^ La "Diócesis de Canarias"
  4. ^ Las cosas por su nombre
  5. ^ San Marcial reivindica su historia
  6. ^ Un Obispado para Lanzarote
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. p. 132.

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