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Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}

Archidioecesis Hispalensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 4th Century
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Spain
  • Square Kilometers: 14,036 (5,421 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Plaza Virgen de los Reyes s/n, 41004 Sevilla, Espana
  • Telephone: 95.450.55.15
  • Fax: 95.450.55.16

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Sevilla
3rd CenturyErectedDiocese of Sevilla (erected)
Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}
4th CenturyElevatedDiocese of Sevilla Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}
15 November 1504Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} Diocese of Bayuna (erected)
Archdiocese of Hyaguata (erected)
Diocese of Magua (erected)
8 August 1511Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} Diocese of Puerto Rico (Porto Rico) (erected) (Suffragan of Seville, Spain)
27 January 1518Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} Diocese of Carolense (Yucatán) (erected)
5 September 1536Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} Diocese of Cuzco (erected)
22 October 1953Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} (Huelva) Diocese of Huelva (erected)
30 April 1958Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} (Fuente Palmera and Puente Genil (in Córdoba)) Diocese of Córdoba
30 April 1958Territory LostArchdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} (Campillos and La Alameda (both in Málaga)) Diocese of Málaga
30 April 1958Territory AddedDiocese of Málaga (Olvera and Grazalema in Jerez de la Frontera) Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}
3 March 1980Territory LostDiocese of Cádiz y Ceuta (La Ina and Torrecera and the southern part of Arcos)
Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville} (Alcalá del Valle, Algar, Algodonales, Arcos de la Frontera, Benaocaz, Bornos, El Bosque, Chipiona, Espera, El Gastor, Grazalema, Jerez de la Frontera, Olvera, Prado del Rey, Puerto de Santa María, Puerto Serrano, Rota, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Setenil, ...)
Diocese of Jerez de la Frontera (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Sevilla
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 72, to Page 74
  • Archdiocese of Sevilla {Seville}
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 277, and Page 278
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 165
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 211
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 204
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 222
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 238
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 7, Page 217
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 50, Page 707, to Page 709


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