Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

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Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Archidioecesis Antequerensis
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Cathedral at night
Country  Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Metropolitan Oaxaca
- Catholics

Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 21, 1535[2]
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Patron saint Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop José Luis Chávez Botello
Archbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca
Auxiliary Bishops Oscar Campos Contreras, Gonzalo Alonso Guerrero Calzada (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)
Arquidiócesis de Oaxaca.svg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Latin: Archidioecesis Antequerensis) is a Roman Catholic archdiocese based in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, Oaxaca. The cathedral church is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

The archdiocese covers part of the state of Oaxaca and includes the suffragan dioceses of Puerto Escondido, Tehuantepec, Tuxtepec and the Prelatures of Huautla and Mixes. It is currently led by Archbishop José Luiz Chávez Botello, with Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Campos Contreras. An additional Auxiliary Bishop-elect, Celaya Diocese seminary rector Gonzalo Alonso Guerrero Calzada, was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. [3]

As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 113 parishes, 126 active diocesan priests, 39 religious priests, and 940,000 Catholics. It also has 268 Women Religious, 59 Religious Brothers, and 21 permanent deacons.

Diocesan bishops

The following is a list of the bishops and archbishops and their tenure of service:

Diocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

Erected June 21, 1535

Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

elevated June 23, 1891

See also


  1. ^ Catholic Hierarchy page
  2. ^ Archdiocese History
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Bishop Baltazar de Covarrubias y Múñoz, O.S.A." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Juan de Cervantes" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Juan Bartolome de Bohórquez e Hinojosa, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Leonel de Cervantes y Caravajal" David M. Cheney. Retrieved June 15, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Bartolomé de Benavente y Benavides" David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 21, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Francisco Diego Díaz de Quintanilla y de Hevía y Valdés, O.S.B." David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 8, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Juan Alonso de Cuevas y Davalos" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 22, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Tomás de Monterroso, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 22, 2016
  12. ^ a b c d e Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus. HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. p. 88. 
  13. ^ "Bishop Nicolás Ortiz del Puerto y Colmenares Salgado" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  14. ^ "Bishop Angel de Maldonado, O. Cist." David M. Cheney. Retrieved December 24, 2016

External links and additional sources

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