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Archdiocese of Tijuana

Archidioecesis Tigiuanaënsis

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  • Francisco Moreno Barrón, Archbishop
  • Rafael Romo Muñoz, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 25 November 2006
  • Metropolitan See
  • Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Baja California Norte
  • Country: México
  • Square Kilometers: 3,821 (1,475 Square Miles)
  • Conference Region: Noroeste
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Juan Sarabia 8585, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., México
  • Telephone: (664)684-8411

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore
20 January 1874ErectedArchdiocese of México Vicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore (erected)
13 April 1957Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore (Between the parallel circles of 22.5 and 28 north latitude with the adjacent islands) Prefecture Apostolic of La Paz en la Baja California Sur (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana
13 July 1957Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana
25 March 1966Territory LostArchdiocese of Hermosillo (Puerto Peñasco)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana (Mexicali, San Louis Rio Colorado, parts of Inseñada, and the Island of Angél de la Guarda)
Diocese of Mexicali (erected)
Diocese of Tijuana
13 July 1963ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tijuana Diocese of Tijuana
Archdiocese of Tijuana
25 November 2006ElevatedDiocese of Tijuana Archdiocese of Tijuana
26 January 2007Territory LostDiocese of Mexicali (Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Bahía de los Ángeles) and Santísima Trinidad (Valle Trinidad))
Archdiocese of Tijuana (Ensenada, Maneadero, Vicente Ferrer, San Vicente Guerrero, San Quintín Col. Lázaro Cárdenas, El Rosario, Bahía de los Ángeles, Villa Jesús María, Isla de Cedros, Valle de Guadalupe, and Ojos Negros)
Diocese of Ensenada (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of California Inferiore
Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana
Diocese of Tijuana
Archdiocese of Tijuana

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Tijuana
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 49, Page 974
  • Diocese of Tijuana
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 56, Page 496, to Page 498
  • Archdiocese of Tijuana
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 99, Page 57, to Page 60


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