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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: 17,886 (6,908 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 Michoacán Diocese of Linares o Nueva León (erected)
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 Diocese of Linares (erected)
6 November 1989Territory LostDiocese of Matamoros
Archdiocese of Monterrey
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


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