Diocese of

Matamoros

Mexico Mexico

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Matamoros / Matamoren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Monterrey

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Contact Info

Address: Calle 5ª; entre Morelos y González Altos Col. Centro, 87300 - H. Matamoros, Tamps., Mexico

Phone: (868) 8-13-55-11

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.09.22 – ...):Bishop Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía (58)Bishop Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Matamoros (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía (58)Bishop Eugenio Andrés Lira Rugarcía (58)
(2016.09.22 – ...)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico)

Jesús en Ti confío

Born:1965.07.24 (Puebla, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1991.02.22
Consecrated Bishop:2011.04.12

Priest of Puebla de los Ángeles (Mexico) (1991.02.22 – 2011.02.24)

Titular Bishop of Capo della Foresta (2011.02.24 – 2016.09.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Puebla de los Ángeles (Mexico) (2011.02.24 – 2016.09.22)

General Secretary of Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano (C.E.M.) (2012.11.14 – 2016.04.06)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (2016.09.22 – ...)

Archbishop Ruy Rendón Leal (70)Bishop Ruy Rendón Leal (70) (later Archbishop)
(2011.07.16 – 2016.04.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hermosillo (Mexico)

Yo estoy contigo

Born:1953.10.27 (Cadereyta de Jiménez, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1979.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:2005.11.30

Priest of Monterrey (Mexico) (1979.09.08 – 2005.09.28)

Bishop-Prelate of El Salto (Mexico) (2005.09.28 – 2011.07.16)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (2011.07.16 – 2016.04.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hermosillo (Mexico) (2016.04.26 – ...)

Archbishop Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez (68)Bishop Faustino Armendáriz Jiménez (68) (later Archbishop)
(2005.01.04 – 2011.04.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durango (Mexico)

Me hecho todo para todos

Born:1955.07.23 (Magdalena de Kino, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1982.09.11
Consecrated Bishop:2005.02.23

Priest of Hermosillo (Mexico) (1982.09.11 – 2005.01.04)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (2005.01.04 – 2011.04.20)

Bishop of Querétaro (Mexico) (2011.04.20 – 2019.09.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durango (Mexico) (2019.09.21 – ...)

Archbishop Francisco Javier Chavolla Ramos (77)Bishop Francisco Javier Chavolla Ramos (77) (later Archbishop)
(1991.06.01 – 2003.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Toluca (Mexico)

In caritate Dei et patientia Christi

Born:1946.06.03 (Autlán de la Grana, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1991.07.16

Priest of Tijuana (Mexico) (1972.12.10 – 1991.06.01)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (1991.06.01 – 2003.12.27)

Bishop of Toluca (Mexico) (2003.12.27 – 2019.09.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Toluca (Mexico) (2019.09.28 – 2022.03.19)

Bishop Sabás Magaña García
(1968.12.30 – 1990.11.07)

Born:1921.01.24 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1944.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:1990.11.07 († 69)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (1968.12.30 – 1990.11.07)

Bishop Estanislao Alcaraz y Figueroa (later Archbishop)
(1959.01.20 – 1968.03.03)

Born:1918.10.23 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1942.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1959.04.12
Died:2006.07.13 († 87)

Bishop of Matamoros (Mexico) (1959.01.20 – 1968.03.03)

Bishop of San Luis Potosí (Mexico) (1968.03.03 – 1972.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Morelia (Mexico) (1972.07.03 – 1995.01.20)

Special Churches

Ciudad Victoria (↙), Linares (←), Nuevo Laredo (↖), Brownsville (↑)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 19,457 km²

Population: 1,277,000 Catholics (83.0% of 1,539,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 75 parishes

Personnel: 123 priests (110 diocesan, 13 religious), 15 deacons, 118 religious (16 brothers, 102 sisters), 32 seminarians

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