Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles

Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles
Archidioecesis Angelorum
Arquidiócesis de Puebla de los Angeles

Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Puebla de los Angeles
Metropolitan Puebla, Puebla
Area 8,084 sq mi (20,940 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,054,856 (92.5%)
Parishes 207
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 October 1525 (491 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Victor Sánchez Espinosa
Auxiliary Bishops Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía, Rutile Felipe Pozos Lorenzini (Auxiliary Bishop-elect), Tomás López Durán (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)[1]
Emeritus Bishops Rosendo Huesca Pacheco

The Archdiocese of Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla (Latin: Archidioecesis Angelorum) is the oldest Roman 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 Angeles, Puebla.[2][3]

A separate diocese for Mexico City was created in 1530 and replaced Seville, Spain as Tlaxcala's metropolitan in 1546, so its place as Mexico's most important Catholic see was short-lived, but Puebla de los Angeles, Puebla is one of the largest archdioceses in Mexico today.



See also

Wikisource has the text of the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia article Tlaxcala.

Coordinates: 19°02′34″N 98°11′54″W / 19.0429°N 98.1984°W / 19.0429; -98.1984

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