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Archdiocese of Monterrey

Archidioecesis Monterreyensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 9 June 1922
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Nuevo León
  • Country: México
  • Square Kilometers: 17,448 (6,739 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Noreste
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Apartado 7, Zuazua 1100, 64000 Monterrey, N.L., México
  • Telephone: (81)1158-2450
  • Fax: 1158-2488

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Linares o Nueva León
15 December 1777ErectedDiocese of Guadalajara
Diocese of Michoacán
Archdiocese of México
Diocese of Linares o Nueva León (erected) (Nuevo León, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, and Texas)
1839Territory LostDiocese of Linares o Nueva León Prefecture Apostolic of Texas (erected)
13 August 1861Territory LostDiocese of Linares o Nueva León Vicariate Apostolic of Tamaulipas (erected)
26 January 1863Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Linares o Nueva León (From Mexico (Mexico) to Guadalajara (Mexico))
23 June 1891Territory LostDiocese of Linares o Nueva León Diocese of Saltillo (erected)
Archdiocese of Linares o Nueva León
23 June 1891ElevatedDiocese of Linares o Nueva León Archdiocese of Linares o Nueva León
Archdiocese of Monterrey
9 June 1922Name ChangedArchdiocese of Linares o Nueva León Archdiocese of Monterrey
30 April 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Monterrey (Mier y Noriega, Doctor Arroyo, Zaragoza, Aramberri, Galeana, Iturbide, Rayones, Hualahuises, Montemorelos, Teran, Linares, Aldamas, Doctor Coss, General Bravo, and China) Diocese of Linares (erected)
6 November 1989Territory LostDiocese of Matamoros (Miguel Alemán, Cd. Mier, Nueva Cd. Guerrero, and Nuevo Laredo)
Archdiocese of Monterrey (Anáhuac, Lampazos, Bustamante, Villaldama, Sabinas Hidalgo, Vallecillo, and Parás)
Diocese of Nuevo Laredo (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Monterrey

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Linares o Nueva León
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 153
  • Archdiocese of Monterrey
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 14, Page 383
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