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Diocese of

San Cristóbal de las Casas

Mexico Mexico

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 36,821 km²

Population: 1,615,800 Catholics (67.1% of 2,408,560 total) (2017)

Statistics: 57 parishes, 7 missions, 128 priests (84 diocesan, 44 religious), 450 deacons, 242 lay religious (52 brothers, 190 sisters), 43 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Neighbouring Dioceses: Tuxtla Gutiérrez (←), Tabasco (↖), El Petén (→), Quiché (↘), Huehuetenango (↘), Tapachula (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Address: 5 de feb. y 20 de nov. #1, Centro, 29200 - San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., Mexico

Phone: (967) 6-78-00-53

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Tuxtla Gutiérrez (←), Tabasco (↖), El Petén (→), Quiché (↘), Huehuetenango (↘), Tapachula (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.11.03 – ...):Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez (68)Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez (68)
Auxiliary Bishop (2020.06.06 – ...):Bishop Luis Manuel López Alfaro (57)Bishop Luis Manuel López Alfaro (57)

Titular Bishop of Garba

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedBishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez (68)Bishop Rodrigo Aguilar Martínez (68)Permalink
(2017.11.03 – ...)

Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico)

Servir y dar la vida

Born:1952.03.05 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1975.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1997.07.31

Bishop of Matehuala (Mexico) (1997.05.28 – 2006.01.28)

Bishop of Tehuacán (Mexico) (2006.01.28 – 2017.11.03)

Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (2017.11.03 – ...)

Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel (80)Bishop Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel (80)Permalink
(2000.03.31 – 2017.11.03)

Bishop emeritus of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico)

Cristo unico camino

Born:1940.05.01 (Chiltepec, Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1963.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1991.03.07
Created Cardinal:2020.11.28

Bishop of Tapachula (Mexico) (1991.02.07 – 2000.03.31)

Secretary General of Latin American Episcopal Council (1999 – 2000)

Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (2000.03.31 – 2017.11.03)

Bishop Samuel Ruiz GarcíaPermalink
(1964.10.27 – 2000.03.13)

Edificar y plantar

Born:1924.11.03 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1949.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1960.01.25
Died:2011.01.24 († 86)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1960.01.25 – 1964.10.27)

Bishop of San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (1964.10.27 – 2000.03.13)

Bishops of Chiapas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Samuel Ruiz GarcíaPermalink
(1960.01.25 – 1964.10.27)

(see above)

Bishop Lucio Torreblanca (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1944.01.22 – 1959)

Born:1894.12.14 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1922.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1944.03.20
Died:1961.08.24 († 66)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1944.01.22 – 1959)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Durango (Mexico) (1959 – 1961.08.24)

Bishop Gerardo Anaya y Diez de BonillaPermalink
(1920.03.08 – 1941.10.03)

Born:1881.10.03 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1904.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1920.06.13
Died:1958.06.16 († 76)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1920.03.08 – 1941.10.03)

Bishop of San Luis Potosí (Mexico) (1941.10.03 – 1958.06.16)

Bishop Maximino Ruiz y FloresPermalink
(1913.07.08 – 1920.03.08)

Born:1875.08.19 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1901
Consecrated Bishop:1913.09.08
Died:1949.05.11 († 73)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1913.07.08 – 1920.03.08)

Titular Bishop of Derbe (1920.03.08 – 1949.05.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of México (Mexico) (1920.03.08 – 1949.05.11)

Bishop José Francisco Orozco y Jiménez (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1902.07.09 – 1912.12.02)

In fide et lenitate

Born:1864.11.19 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1887.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1902.08.15
Died:1936.02.18 († 71)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1902.07.09 – 1912.12.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1912.12.02 – 1936.02.18)

Bishop Miguel Mariano Luque y AyerdiPermalink
(1884.11.13 – 1901.05.14)

Born:1838.12.16 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1865.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1884.12.27
Died:1901.05.14 († 62)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1884.11.13 – 1901.05.14)

Bishop Ramón María de San José Moreno y Castañeda, O. Carm.Permalink
(1879.09.22 – 1883.07.13)

Born:1839.09.08 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1862
Consecrated Bishop:1874.04.26
Died:1890.05.16 († 50)

Titular Bishop of Eumenia (1873.12.22 – 1879.09.22)

Vicar Apostolic of California Inferiore (Mexico) (1873.12.22 – 1879.09.22)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1879.09.22 – 1883.07.13)

Titular Bishop of Augustopolis (1883.07.13 – 1890.05.16)

Bishop Germán de Ascensión Villalvazo y RodríguezPermalink
(1869.11.22 – 1879.05.08)

Born:1829.05.28 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1852.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1869.12.05
Died:1879.05.08 († 49)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1869.11.22 – 1879.05.08)

Bishop Carlos Manuel Ladrón de GuevaraPermalink
(1863.03.19 – 1869.08.28)

Born:1804.11.04 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1833
Consecrated Bishop:1864.05.08
Died:1869.08.28 († 64)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1863.03.19 – 1869.08.28)

Bishop Carlos María Colina y RubioPermalink
(1854.04.07 – 1863.03.19)

Born:1813.11.04 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1837.03.11
Consecrated Bishop:1854.08.20
Died:1879.03.10 († 65)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1854.04.07 – 1863.03.19)

Bishop of Puebla–Tlaxcala (Mexico) (1863.03.19 – 1879.03.10)

Bishop José María Luciano Becerra y JiménezPermalink
(1839.12.23 – 1852.07.27)

Born:1784.12.12 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1848.12.29
Died:1854.12.17 († 70)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1839.12.23 – 1852.07.27)

Bishop of Puebla–Tlaxcala (Mexico) (1852.07.27 – 1854.12.17)

Bishop Luis García Guillén, O. de M.Permalink
(1831.02.28 – 1834.08.19)

Born:1763.09.03 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1832.02.02
Died:1834.08.19 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Rosalia (1830.10.19 – 1831.02.28 not possessed)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1831.02.28 – 1834.08.19)

Bishop Salvador de Sanmartin y CuevasPermalink
(1816.07.22 – 1821.02.17)

Born:1757.06.16 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1781.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1816.10.06
Died:1821.02.17 († 63)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1816.07.22 – 1821.02.17)

Bishop Andrés Ambrosio de Llanos y Valdés, O.F.M.Permalink
(1801.12.23 – 1815.06.14)

Born:1748.12.07 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1802.09.12
Died:1815.06.14 († 66)

Bishop of Linares (Mexico) (1791.12.19 – 1799.12.19)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1801.12.23 – 1815.06.14)

Bishop Fermín José Fuero y Gómez Martinez ArañonPermalink
(1795.12.18 – 1800.07.14)

Born:1749.07.07 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1796.09.11
Died:1800.07.14 († 51)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1795.12.18 – 1800.07.14)

Bishop Francisco Gabriel de Olivares y BenitoPermalink
(1788.09.15 – 1795.02.22)

Born:1727.04.15 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1789.04.19
Died:1812.02.26 († 84)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1788.09.15 – 1795.02.22)

Bishop of Durango (Mexico) (1795.02.22 – 1812.02.26)

Bishop Jose Martinez Palomino y Lopez de LorenaPermalink
(1785.12.19 – 1788.03.08)

Born:1725.12.16 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1786.11.05
Died:1799.04.17 († 73)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1785.12.19 – 1788.03.08)

Bishop Francisco Polanco López de LorenaPermalink
(1775.11.13 – 1785)

Born:1717.04.11 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1776
Died:1785 († 68)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1775.11.13 – 1785)

Bishop Juan Manuel Garcia de Vargas y Ribera, O. de M.Permalink
(1769.11.20 – 1774.12.14)

Died:1774.12.14

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1769.11.20 – 1774.12.14)

Bishop Miguel Cilieza y VelascoPermalink
(1767.04.27 – 1768.04.07)

Born:1708 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1765.06.24
Died:1768.04.07 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Adramyttium (1765.04.22 – 1767.04.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1765.04.22 – 1767.04.27)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1767.04.27 – 1768.04.07)

Bishop José Vidal de Moctezuma y Tobar, O. de M.Permalink
(1753.05.28 – 1766.10.02)

Born:1696
Consecrated Bishop:1754.06.02
Died:1766.10.02 († 70)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1753.05.28 – 1766.10.02)

Bishop José Cubero Ramírez de Arellano, O. de M.Permalink
(1734.07.09 – 1752.06.20)

Born:1671.12.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1735.07.10
Died:1752.06.20 († 80)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1734.07.09 – 1752.06.20)

Bishop Jacinto Olivera y PardoPermalink
(1714.02.26 – 1733.07.10)

Born:1659 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1714.12.27
Died:1733.07.10 († 74)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1714.02.26 – 1733.07.10)

Bishop Juan Bautista Alvarez de Toledo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1708.09.24 – 1713.12.09)

Born:1655.05.28 (El Salvador)
Consecrated Bishop:1708.12.15
Died:1726.07.10 († 71)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1708.09.24 – 1713.12.09)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1713.12.09 – 1723.07.02)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1723.07.02 – 1725)

Bishop Francisco Núñez de la Vega, O.P.Permalink
(1682.06.08 – 1698)

Died:1698

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1682.06.08 – 1698)

Bishop Marcos Bravo de la Serna ManriquePermalink
(1674.03.12 – 1679)

Consecrated Bishop:1674.06
Died:1679

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1674.03.12 – 1679)

Bishop Cristóbal Bernardo de QuirosPermalink
(1670.09.01 – 1672.05.16)

Died:1868

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1670.09.01 – 1672.05.16)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1672.05.16 – 1868)

Bishop Mauro Diego de Tovar y Valle Maldonado, O.S.B.Permalink
(1652.12.16 – 1666.10.22)

Born:1586 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1639.12.18
Died:1666.10.22 († 80)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1639.10.03 – 1652.12.16)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1652.12.16 – 1666.10.22)

Bishop Domingo de Villaescusa y Ramírez de Arellano, O.S.H.Permalink
(1640.11.19 – 1651.12.02)

Born:1568 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1641.03.24
Died:1652.07.02 († 84)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1640.11.19 – 1651.12.02)

Bishop of Yucatán (Mexico) (1651.12.02 – 1652.07.02)

Bishop Cristóbal Pérez Lazarraga y Maneli Viana, O. Cist.Permalink
(1639.10.03 – 1640.10.08)

Born:1599 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1640.07.02
Died:1649.02.18 († 50)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1639.10.03 – 1640.10.08)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1640.10.08 – 1649.02.18)

Bishop Marcos Ramírez de Prado y Ovando, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1633.01.31 – 1639.05.30)

Born:1592.04.24 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1633.06.06
Died:1667.05.14 († 75)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1633.01.31 – 1639.05.30)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1639.05.30 – 1666.12.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of México (Mexico) (1666.12.15 – 1667.05.14)

Bishop Agustín Ligarte y SaraviaPermalink
(1629.12.03 – 1630.12.02)

Died:1650.12.06

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1629.12.03 – 1630.12.02)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1630.12.02 – 1641)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1641 – 1647)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1648 – 1650.12.06)

Bishop Bernardino de Salazar y FríasPermalink
(1621.10.25 – 1626)

Consecrated Bishop:1623.10.15
Died:1626

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1621.10.25 – 1626)

Bishop Juan de Zapata y Sandoval, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1613.11.13 – 1621.09.13)

Born:1545 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1613.11.23
Died:1630.01.09 († 85)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1613.11.13 – 1621.09.13)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1621.09.13 – 1630.01.09)

Bishop Juan Tomás de Blanes, O.P.Permalink
(1609.01.12 – 1612.02.05)

Died:1612.02.05

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1609.01.12 – 1612.02.05)

Bishop Juan Pedro González de Mendoza, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1607.05.07 – 1608.11.17)

Born:1545 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1593.06.07
Died:1618.02.14 († 73)

Bishop of Lipari (Italy) (1593.05.31 – 1599)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1607.05.07 – 1608.11.17)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1608.11.17 – 1618.02.14)

Bishop Lucas Duran, O.S.Permalink
(1605.01.07 – 1607)

Died:1617.12.21

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1605.01.07 – 1607)

Bishop of Albarracin (Spain) (1611.08.17 – 1617.12.21)

Bishop Andrés de Ubilla, O.P.Permalink
(1592.05.21 – 1603.01.29)

Born:1540 (Spain)
Died:1603.05 († 63)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1592.05.21 – 1603.01.29)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1603.01.29 – 1603.05)

Bishop Pedro de Feria, O.P.Permalink
(1572.04.30 – 1588)

Born:1524 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1574.01.08
Died:1588 († 64)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1572.04.30 – 1588)

Bishop Tomás Casillas, O.P.Permalink
(1551.01.19 – 1567.10.29)

Consecrated Bishop:1552
Died:1567.10.29

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1551.01.19 – 1567.10.29)

Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas, O.P.Permalink
(1543.12.19 – 1550.09.11)

Born:1474.11.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1510
Consecrated Bishop:1544.03.30
Died:1566.07.31 († 91)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1543.12.19 – 1550.09.11)

Bishop Juan de Arteaga y AvendañoPermalink
(1539 – 1541.09.08)

Consecrated Bishop:1541.02.15
Died:1541.09.08

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1539 – 1541.09.08)

Former Prelates


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