Roman Catholic Diocese of Colima

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Diocese of Colima
Dioecesis Colimensis
Diócesis de Colima
Basílica Menor de Colima.jpg
Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Location
Country  Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Guadalajara
Metropolitan Colima, Colima
Statistics
Area 4,399 sq mi (11,390 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
649,739
591,262 (91%)
Parishes 52
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 11 December 1881 (136 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Marcelino Hernández Rodríguez
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Robles Ortega
Emeritus Bishops Rogelio Sánchez González, Gilberto Valbuena Sánchez, José Luis Amezcua Melgoza
Website
www.diocesisdecolima.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Colima (Latin: Dioecesis Colimensis) (erected 11 December 1881) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara.

On Monday, November 11, 2013, Pope Francis named Bishop Marcelino Hernández Rodríguez, until then the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orizaba (based in Orizaba, Mexico) as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Colima, replacing the Bishop José Luis Amezcua Melgoza, who submitted his resignation at the age of 75 as is usual.

Territorial losses

Date Reason
28 January 1961 to form the Diocese of Autlán
13 January 1962 to form the Territorial Prelature of Jesús María (del Nayar)
30 April 1962 to form the Diocese of Apatzingan
25 March 1972 to form the Diocese of Ciudad Guzmán
25 March 1972 to form the Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos

Ordinaries

Episcopal See

External links and references

  • "Diocese of Colima". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 

Coordinates: 19°14′36″N 103°43′41″W / 19.2433°N 103.7280°W / 19.2433; -103.7280

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