Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de las Casas

Diócesis de San Cristóbal de Las Casas
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Catedral de San Cristóbal
Location
CountryMexico
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Tuxtla
MetropolitanSan Cristóbal de Las Casas
Statistics
Area8,740 sq mi (22,600 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,691,000
1,346,000 (79.6%)
Parishes52
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established19 March 1539 (481 years ago)
CathedralSaint Mark's Cathedral
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRodrigo Aguilar Martínez
Metropolitan ArchbishopDomingo Díaz Martínez
Auxiliary BishopsLuis Manuel López Alfaro
Bishops emeritusFelipe Arizmendi Esquivel
Map
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Website
ualcor.wix.com/dscl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de las Casas) (erected 19 March 1539 as the Diocese of Chiapas,[1] renamed 27 October 1964) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Tuxtla. Its see is in San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas.[2][3] In November 2017 Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez was appointed new bishop on the resignation of Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel.[4]

Bishops[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Chiapas

Erected: 19 March 1539

Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Name Changed: 27 October 1964

Coadjutor bishop[edit]

Auxiliary bishop[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric Zolov (26 August 2015). Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo. ABC-CLIO. p. 308. ISBN 978-1-61069-044-7. In 1543 Las Casas was named bishop of Chiapa (later renamed Chiapas) in southern Mexico, a see that was very large, covering much of southern Mexico, Yucatán, and parts of Guatemala.
  2. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ a b "Resignation of bishop of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico, and appointment of successor". Vatican Press. March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 165. (in Latin)
  6. ^ "Diocese of San Cristóbal de Las Casas". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved April 10, 2016.