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Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

Archidioecesis Antequerensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 23 June 1891
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Country: México
  • Square Kilometers: 34,000 (13,132 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Pacífico-Sur
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Leona Vicario 109, Plazuela del Carmen Alto, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juarez, Oax., Mexico
  • Telephone: (951)516.5580; 516.4822

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
21 June 1535ErectedDiocese of Tlaxcala (Puebla de los Angeles) Diocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (erected)
19 March 1539Territory LostDiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca Diocese of Chiapas (Ciudad Real de Chiapas) (erected)
12 February 1546Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (From Seville (Spain) to Mexico (Mexico))
19 March 1863Territory LostDiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Diocese of Tlaxcala (Puebla de los Angeles)
Diocese of Veracruz-Jalapa (erected)
23 June 1891Territory LostDiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca Diocese of Tehuantepec (erected)
Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
23 June 1891ElevatedDiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
25 April 1902Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
Diocese of Tlaxcala (Puebla de los Angeles)
Diocese of Mixtecas (erected)
24 April 1925Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Acatlàn) Diocese of Veracruz-Jalapa
23 May 1959Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Yautepec, Mixes, and Choápa) Diocese of Tehuantepec
13 January 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (District of Tehuacan)
Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles (Talcotepec (Santa Cruz), Atexcal (San Martin), Yehuaìtepec, Xochitlan (Todos Santos), Coyotepec (San Vicente), Ixcaquixtla (San Juan Bautista), Atenayuca (Juan N. Méndez), Cañada Morelos, and Palmar de Bravo.)
Diocese of Tehuacán (erected)
18 February 1962Territory AddedArchdiocese of Veracruz-Jalapa (Tuxtepec District) Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
8 October 1972Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (S. Juan Bautista, S. Francisco de Asis, Santa María en Rio Sapo, and S. José Tenango) Territorial Prelature of Huautla (erected)
8 November 2003Territory LostArchdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca (Pochutla and Pinotepa Nacional along with) Diocese of Puerto Escondido (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 7, Page 77
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 105
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 138, to Page 139
  • Archdiocese of Antequera, Oaxaca
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 57
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 51, Page 650, and Page 651
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 54, Page 469, and Page 470


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