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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Mexico

Mexico
DateAscendingChange
1518.01.27Diocese of Carolense was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sevilla)
1525.10.13Diocese of Carolense was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Tlaxcala)
1525.10.13Diocese of Tlaxcala was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Carolense)
1530.09.02Diocese of México was established (from Diocese of Tlaxcala)
1535.06.21Diocese of Antequera was established (from Diocese of Tlaxcala)
1536.08.11Diocese of Michoacán was established (from Diocese of México)
1539.03.19Diocese of Chiapas was established (from Diocese of Antequera)
1543.06.06Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Tlaxcala)
1543.06.06Diocese of Tlaxcala was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala)
1546.02.12Diocese of México was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of México
1548.07.13Diocese of Guadalajara was established (from Diocese of Michoacán)
1561.11.19Diocese of Yucatán was restored (from Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala)
1620.09.28Diocese of Durango was established (from Diocese of Guadalajara)
1777.12.15Diocese of Linares was established (from Diocese of Michoacán)
1779.05.07Diocese of Sonora was established (from Diocese of Durango)
1854.08.31Diocese of San Luis Potosí was established (from Diocese of Guadalajara, Metropolitan Archdiocese of México and Diocese of Michoacán)
1861.08.13Apostolic Vicariate of Tamaulipas was established (from Diocese of Linares)
1863.01.26Diocese of Guadalajara was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara (lost territory to establish Diocese of Zacatecas)
1863.01.26Diocese of León was established (from Diocese of Michoacán)
1863.01.26Diocese of Michoacán was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Michoacán (lost territory to establish Diocese of León, Diocese of Querétaro and Diocese of Zamora)
1863.01.26Diocese of Querétaro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México and Diocese of Michoacán)
1863.01.26Diocese of Tulancingo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1863.01.26Diocese of Zacatecas was established (from Diocese of Guadalajara and Diocese of San Luis Potosí)
1863.01.26Diocese of Zamora was established (from Diocese of Michoacán)
1863.03.16Diocese of Chilapa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Michoacán and Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala)
1863.03.19Diocese of Veracruz–Jalapa was established (from Diocese of Antequera and Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala)
1870.03.12Apostolic Vicariate of Tamaulipas was promoted as Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1870.03.12Metropolitan Archdiocese of México lost territory to Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas
1874.01.20Apostolic Vicariate of California Inferiore was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1880.05.25Diocese of Tabasco was established (from Diocese of Yucatán)
1881.12.11Diocese of Colima was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara)
1883.05.24Diocese of Sinaloa was established (from Diocese of Sonora)
1891.06.23Diocese of Antequera was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera (lost territory to establish Diocese of Tehuantepec)
1891.06.23Diocese of Chihuahua was established (from Diocese of Durango)
1891.06.23Diocese of Cuernavaca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1891.06.23Diocese of Durango was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango (lost territory to establish Diocese of Chihuahua)
1891.06.23Diocese of Linares was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Linares (lost territory to establish Diocese of Saltillo)
1891.06.23Diocese of Saltillo was established (from Diocese of Linares)
1891.06.23Diocese of Tehuantepec was established (from Diocese of Antequera)
1891.06.23Diocese of Tepic was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara)
1895.03.24Diocese of Campeche was established (from Diocese of Yucatán)
1899.08.27Diocese of Aguascalientes was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara)
1902.04.25Diocese of Mixtecas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera and Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala)
1903.08.11Diocese of Puebla–Tlaxcala was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles
1903.11.13Diocese of Mixtecas was renamed as Diocese of Huajuapan de León
1906.11.11Diocese of Yucatán was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yucatán
1913.07.26Diocese of Tacámbaro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Michoacán and Diocese of Zamora)
1922.06.09Metropolitan Archdiocese of Linares was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Monterrey
1922.11.24Diocese of Huejutla was established (from Diocese of San Luis Potosí, Diocese of Tulancingo and Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas)
1922.11.24Diocese of Papantla was established (from Diocese of Veracruz–Jalapa and Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas)
1924.11.22Metropolitan Archdiocese of Michoacán was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia
1931.06.19Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles lost territory to Diocese of Papantla
1950.05.06Mission sui juris of Tarahumara was established (from Diocese of Chihuahua)
1950.06.04Diocese of Toluca was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1951.06.29Diocese of Veracruz–Jalapa was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veracruz–Jalapa
1953.05.02Diocese of Tacámbaro lost territory to Diocese of Colima
1957.04.10Diocese of Ciudad Juárez was established (from Diocese of Chihuahua)
1957.04.13Apostolic Prefecture of La Paz was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of California Inferiore)
1957.06.19Diocese of Tapachula was established (from Diocese of Chiapas)
1957.06.19Diocese of Torreón was established (from Diocese of Saltillo)
1957.07.13Apostolic Vicariate of California Inferiore was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Tijuana
1958.02.16Diocese of Matamoros was established (from Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas)
1958.02.25Diocese of Ciudad Victoria–Tamaulipas was renamed as Diocese of Tampico
1958.03.18Diocese of Acapulco was established (from Diocese of Chilapa)
1958.06.23Mission sui juris of Tarahumara was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Tarahumara
1958.11.22Diocese of Chihuahua was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chihuahua
1958.11.22Diocese of Mazatlán was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango and Diocese of Sinaloa)
1959.02.16Diocese of Sinaloa was renamed as Diocese of Culiacán
1959.05.23Diocese of San Andrés Tuxtla was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veracruz–Jalapa and Diocese of Tehuantepec)
1959.05.23Diocese of Tlaxcala was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles)
1959.06.20Diocese of Ciudad Obregón was established (from Diocese of Sonora)
1959.09.01Diocese of Sonora was renamed as Diocese of Hermosillo
1960.04.30Diocese of Texcoco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
1960.11.27Diocese of Ciudad Valles was established (from Diocese of San Luis Potosí and Diocese of Huejutla)
1961.01.28Diocese of Autlán was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara and Diocese of Colima)
1961.02.27Diocese of Tula was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México and Diocese of Tulancingo)
1962.01.13Territorial Prelature of El Nayar was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango, Diocese of Colima and Diocese of Zacatecas)
1962.01.13Diocese of Tehuacán was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Puebla de los Ángeles)
1962.04.30Diocese of Apatzingán was established (from Diocese of Colima and Diocese of Tacámbaro)
1962.04.30Diocese of Linares was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Monterrey)
1962.06.09Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veracruz–Jalapa was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jalapa (lost territory to establish Diocese of Veracruz)
1962.06.09Diocese of Tuxpan was established (from Diocese of Tulancingo, Diocese of Huejutla, Diocese of Papantla and Diocese of Tampico)
1962.06.09Diocese of Veracruz was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Veracruz–Jalapa and Diocese of San Andrés Tuxtla)
1963.07.13Diocese of Hermosillo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hermosillo
1963.07.13Apostolic Vicariate of Tijuana was promoted as Diocese of Tijuana
1964.01.13Diocese of Tlalnepantla was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México and Diocese of Texcoco)
1964.10.27Diocese of Ciudad Altamirano was established (from Diocese of Acapulco, Diocese of Toluca, Diocese of Chilapa and Diocese of Tacámbaro)
1964.10.27Diocese of Chiapas was renamed as Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas (lost territory to establish Diocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez)
1964.10.27Diocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez was established (from Diocese of Chiapas, Diocese of Tabasco and Diocese of Tapachula)
1964.12.21Diocese of Ciudad Victoria was established (from Diocese of Matamoros and Diocese of Tampico)
1964.12.21Territorial Prelature of Mixes was established (from Diocese of Tehuantepec)
1966.03.25Diocese of Mexicali was established (from Diocese of Tijuana)
1966.04.25Territorial Prelature of Madera was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chihuahua, Diocese of Ciudad Juárez and Diocese of Ciudad Obregón)
1968.06.10Territorial Prelature of El Salto was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango and Diocese of Mazatlán)
1970.05.23Territorial Prelature of Chetumal was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Yucatán and Diocese of Campeche)
1972.03.25Diocese of Ciudad Guzmán was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara and Diocese of Colima)
1972.03.25Diocese of San Juan de los Lagos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guadalajara)
1972.10.08Territorial Prelature of Huautla was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera)
1973.10.13Diocese of Celaya was established (from Diocese of León and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia)
1976.03.01Apostolic Prefecture of La Paz was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of La Paz
1977.04.13Territorial Prelature of Nuevo Casas Grandes was established (from Diocese of Ciudad Juárez)
1979.01.08Diocese of Tuxtepec was established (from Territorial Prelature of Huautla)
1979.02.05Diocese of Cuautitlán was established (from Diocese of Tlalnepantla and Diocese of Texcoco)
1979.02.05Diocese of Nezahualcóyotl was established (from Diocese of Texcoco)
1981.07.03Apostolic Exarchate of América Latina e México (Armenian Rite) was established
1982.10.07Territorial Prelature of Madera lost territory to Diocese of Ciudad Obregón
1983.02.10Diocese of Acapulco was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Acapulco
1984.03.14Diocese of Coatzacoalcos was established (from Diocese of San Andrés Tuxtla)
1984.11.03Diocese of Atlacomulco was established (from Diocese of Toluca and Diocese of Cuautitlán)
1985.10.11Diocese of Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas was established (from Diocese of Apatzingán and Diocese of Ciudad Altamirano)
1988.02.27Diocese of Nuestra Señora del Paraíso en México (Greek-Melkite Rite) was established
1988.03.21Apostolic Vicariate of La Paz was promoted as Diocese of La Paz
1988.11.05Diocese of San Luis Potosí was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí
1989.06.17Diocese of Tlalnepantla was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla
1989.10.20Diocese of Chilapa was renamed as Diocese of Chilpancingo–Chilapa
1989.11.06Diocese of Nuevo Laredo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Monterrey and Diocese of Matamoros)
1992.01.04Diocese of Tlapa was established (from Diocese of Chilpancingo–Chilapa)
1992.05.11Diocese of Parral was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chihuahua and Apostolic Vicariate of Tarahumara)
1993.12.20Apostolic Vicariate of Tarahumara was promoted as Diocese of Tarahumara
1995.06.28Diocese of Ecatepec was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tlalnepantla and Diocese of Texcoco)
1995.11.06Diocese of Nuestra Señora de los Mártires del Líbano en México (Maronite Rite) was established
1995.11.17Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chihuahua lost territory to Diocese of Cuauhtémoc–Madera
1995.11.17Territorial Prelature of Madera was promoted as Diocese of Cuauhtémoc–Madera (gained territory from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Chihuahua)
1996.12.20Territorial Prelature of Chetumal was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Cancún–Chetumal
1997.05.28Diocese of Matehuala was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of San Luis Potosí and Diocese of Ciudad Valles)
2000.04.15Diocese of Córdoba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jalapa)
2000.04.15Diocese of Orizaba was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Jalapa)
2000.06.03Territorial Prelature of Nuevo Casas Grandes was promoted as Diocese of Nuevo Casas Grandes
2003.01.08Diocese of Piedras Negras was established (from Diocese of Saltillo)
2003.07.08Diocese of Valle de Chalco was established (from Diocese of Nezahualcóyotl)
2003.11.08Diocese of Puerto Escondido was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antequera)
2004.01.03Diocese of Irapuato was established (from Diocese of León and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Morelia)
2006.11.25Diocese of León was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of León
2006.11.25Diocese of Tijuana was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tijuana
2006.11.25Diocese of Tulancingo was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tulancingo
2006.11.25Diocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tuxtla Gutiérrez
2007.01.27Diocese of Ensenada was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tijuana and Diocese of Mexicali)
2008.11.25Diocese of Gómez Palacio was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Durango)
2008.12.03Diocese of Teotihuacan was established (from Diocese of Texcoco)
2009.11.26Diocese of Tenancingo was established (from Diocese of Toluca)
2014.06.09Diocese of Izcalli was established (from Diocese of Cuautitlán)
2015.03.19Diocese of Nogales was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Hermosillo)
2019.09.28Diocese of Azcapotzalco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
2019.09.28Diocese of Iztapalapa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)
2019.09.28Diocese of Toluca was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toluca
2019.09.28Diocese of Xochimilco was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of México)

as of 2019.12.02

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