Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Acapulco

Mexico Mexico

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Acapulco / Acapulcan(us) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Chilpancingo–Chilapa, Ciudad Altamirano, Tlapa

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Contact Info

Address: Quebrada #16, Centro, 39300 - Acapulco, Gro., Mexico

Phone: (744) 4-83-05-63

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2017.06.30 – ...):Archbishop Leopoldo González González (73)Archbishop Leopoldo González González (73)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Acapulco (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Leopoldo González González (73)Archbishop Leopoldo González González (73)
(2017.06.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico)

Abba Padre

Born:1950.10.31 (Abasolo, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1975.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.19

Priest of Morelia (Mexico) (1975.11.23 – 1999.03.18)

Titular Bishop of Voncaria (1999.03.18 – 2005.06.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Morelia (Mexico) (1999.03.18 – 2005.06.09)

Bishop of Tapachula (Mexico) (2005.06.09 – 2017.06.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (2017.06.30 – ...)

Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos (73)Archbishop Carlos Garfias Merlos (73)
(2010.06.07 – 2016.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico)

Cristo es nuestra paz

Born:1951.01.01 (Tuxpan, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1975.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1996.07.25

Priest of Morelia (Mexico) (1975.11.23 – 1996.06.24)

Bishop of Ciudad Altamirano (Mexico) (1996.06.24 – 2003.07.08)

Bishop of Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico) (2003.07.08 – 2010.06.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (2010.06.07 – 2016.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico) (2016.11.05 – ...)

Vice-President of Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano (C.E.M.) (2018.11.13 – 2021.11.10)

Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco (90)Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco (90)
(2001.05.08 – 2010.06.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Acapulco (Mexico)

Evangelizar

Born:1934.02.04 (Encarnación de Díaz, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1958.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.04.25

Priest of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1958.03.22 – 1974.03.12)

Titular Bishop of Otricoli (1974.03.12 – 1988.04.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (1974.03.12 – 1988.04.28)

Bishop of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (1988.04.28 – 2000.06.30)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (2000.06.30 – 2001.05.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (2001.05.08 – 2010.06.07)

Archbishop Rafael Bello Ruiz
(1983.02.10 – 2001.05.08)

Evangelizare pauperibus

Born:1926.03.07 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1950.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1974.03.25
Died:2008.07.06 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Segia (1974.02.12 – 1976.06.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (1974.02.12 – 1976.06.01)

Bishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (1976.06.01 – 1983.02.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (1983.02.10 – 2001.05.08)

Bishops of Acapulco (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael Bello Ruiz (later Archbishop)
(1976.06.01 – 1983.02.10)

(see above)

Bishop José del Pilar Quezada Valdéz
(1958.12.18 – 1976.06.01)

In omnibus Christus

Born:1900.10.12 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1959.01.25
Died:1985.11.25 († 85)

Bishop of Acapulco (Mexico) (1958.12.18 – 1976.06.01)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (←), Ciudad Altamirano (↖), Chilpancingo–Chilapa (↑), Tlapa (↗), Huajuapan de León (→), Puerto Escondido (↘)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Area: 18,000 km²

Population: 1,297,000 Catholics (80.1% of 1,620,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 76 parishes

Personnel: 135 priests (115 diocesan, 20 religious), 13 deacons, 149 religious (26 brothers, 123 sisters), 34 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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