Roman Catholic Diocese of Valle de Chalco

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Diocese of Valle de Chalco
Dioecesis Vallis Chalcensis
Diócesis de Valle de Chalco
Country Mexico
Ecclesiastical province Province of Tlalnepantla
Metropolitan Valle de Chalco
Area 477 sq mi (1,240 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,302,000 (88.1%)
Parishes 56
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 8 July 2003 (15 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Juan Diego
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Víctor René Rodríguez Gómez
Metropolitan Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Valle de Chalco (Latin: Dioecesis Vallis Chalcensis) (erected 8 July 2003) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla.

On Friday, March 30, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Luis Artemio Flores Calzada, until then the Bishop of Valle de Chalco, as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tepic. Bishop Flores Calzada was born in San Antonio, Mexico, on April 28, 1949. He completed his undergraduate Philosophy and graduate Theology studies at the Seminary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Durango in Durango, Mexico, and then at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in the area of Dogmatic Theology. He then took coursework in Sacred Scripture, studying in Jerusalem, and then, returning to his homeland in Mexico, he studied Canon Law at the Pontifical University of Mexico, earning a Diploma. On October 17, 1974 was ordained to the Presbyterate for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Texcoco. After Ordination, he served in various positions: Parochial Vicar, Pastor, Prefect, and Professor in the Major Seminary and Minor Seminary, Judge and Promoter of Justice in the Diocesan Tribunal, and ultimately as Episcopal Vicar of the Vicariate of Texcoco in the Texcoco Diocese. On July 8, 2003 was appointed to serve as the first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valle de Chalco, and received episcopal consecration as a Bishop on the following September 8. In the Conference of Mexican Bishops, he is in charge of the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care for Communication.[1]


External links and references

  • "Diocese of Valle de Chalco". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-10.


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