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Diocese of Las Cruces

Dioecesis Cruciensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Peter Baldacchino, Bishop
  • Ricardo Ramirez, C.S.B., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 17 August 1982
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Santa Fe
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 115,210 (44,499 Square Miles)
  • Description: Counties of Chavez, Doņa Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hildago, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, and Sierra
  • Conference Region: XIII (AZ, CO, NM, UT, WY)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: LSC
  • Official Web Site: https://www.rcdlc.org
  • Mailing Address: 1280 Med Park Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005, USA
  • Telephone: (575)523-7577
  • Fax: 524-3874

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
17 August 1982ErectedDiocese of El Paso (Counties of Doņa Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hildago, Lea, Luna, and Otero)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe (Counties of Chavez, Lincoln, and Sierra)
Diocese of Las Cruces (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1990146,294450,00032.5%3041712,06024478364ap1991
1999136,499474,49928.8%2648741,8442347344ap2000
2000127,370485,25126.2%3448821,55328517344ap2001
2001132,646484,63727.4%3151821,61725536845ap2002
2002132,646484,63727.4%3149801,65825536845ap2003
2003132,646484,63727.4%3339721,84225424644ap2004
2004132,646498,30826.6%3049791,67939563844ap2005
2010139,322527,00026.4%3447811,72042504145ap2011
2013142,000541,00026.2%3239712,00044413446ap2014
2016236,658561,93742.1%4626723,2865326347ap2017
2019241,900574,26042.1%4321643,77943235547ap2020
2021238,150565,33842.1%3816544,41044165346ap2022

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 74, Page 1,097, to Page 1,099

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