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Archdiocese of Morelia

Archidioecesis Moreliensis

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  • Alberto Suárez Inda, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Juan Espinoza Jiménez, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Carlos Suárez Cázares, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Octavio Villegas Aguilar, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Name Changed: 22 November 1924
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Michoacán
  • Country: México
  • Square Kilometers: 18,000 (6,952 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Don Vasco
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Costado Catedral, Frente Ave. Madero Pte. s/n, Apartado 17, 58000 Morelia, Mich., México
  • Telephone: (443)312-05-23; 312-37-37
  • Fax: 312-37-44

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Michoacán
11 August 1536ErectedDiocese of México Diocese of Michoacán (erected)
12 February 1546Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Michoacán (From Seville (Spain) to Mexico (Mexico))
13 July 1548Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán Diocese of Guadalajara (erected)
15 December 1777Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán Diocese of Linares o Nueva León (erected)
31 August 1854Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán Diocese of San Luis Potosí (erected)
26 January 1863Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán Diocese of León (erected)
26 January 1863Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán
Archdiocese of México
Diocese of Querétaro (erected)
26 January 1863Territory LostDiocese of Michoacán Diocese of Zamora (erected)
Archdiocese of Michoacán
26 January 1863ElevatedDiocese of Michoacán Archdiocese of Michoacán
16 March 1863Territory LostArchdiocese of Michoacán
Archdiocese of México
Diocese of Tlaxcala (Puebla de los Angeles)
Diocese of Chilapa (erected)
26 July 1913Territory LostArchdiocese of Michoacán
Diocese of Zamora
Diocese of Tacámbaro (erected)
Archdiocese of Morelia
22 November 1924Name ChangedArchdiocese of Michoacán Archdiocese of Morelia
13 October 1973Territory LostDiocese of León
Archdiocese of Morelia
Diocese of Celaya (erected)
3 January 2004Territory LostDiocese of León
Archdiocese of Morelia
Diocese of Irapuato (erected)


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

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

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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