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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Acapulco

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Ecclesiastical province  Province of Acapulco
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Area  18,609 km²
Metropolitan archbishop  Carlos Garfias Merlos
Parishes  78
Rite  Roman Rite
Country  Mexico

Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2006) 4,074,000 2,940,000 (72.2%)
Established  18 March 1958 (59 years ago)

The Archdiocese of Acapulco (Latin: Archidioecesis Acapulcanus) is a Roman Catholic Archdiocese located in the Mexican port city of Acapulco, Guerrero. It is currently led by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco, and auxiliary bishop Juan Navarro Castellanos.

The Archdiocese of Acapulco is a Metropolitan Archdiocese; its suffragans dioceses are the dioceses of Chilpancingo-Chilapa, Ciudad Altamirano, Lázaro Cárdenas and Tlapa.

The Diocese of Acapulco was erected on March 18, 1958. It was elevated to Archdiocese on February 10, 1983.

As of 2004, the archdiocese contains 86 parishes, 89 active diocesan priests, 19 religious priests, and 2,800,000 Catholics. It also has 171 Women Religious, 31 Religious Brothers, and 20 permanent deacons.

Diocesan bishops

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

  • José del Pilar Quezada Valdez (1958–1976)
  • Rafael Bello Ruiz (1976–2001)
  • Felipe Aguirre Franco (2001–2010)
  • Carlos Garfias Merlos (2010–present)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Acapulco Wikipedia


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