Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Mexico

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0100~ Italica - Spain0200-0300Sevilla (separated from Italica?) - Spain0300-0400Sevilla (Metr.) - Spain


1518
Carolense / Yucatan (established from Spain/Sevilla) - Mexico
1525
Carolense / Yucatan (abandoned, superseded by Tlaxcala) - Mexico
1525
Tlaxcala (established from Yucatan) - Mexico
1530
México (detached from Tlaxcala) - Mexico
1535
Antequera (detached from Tlaxcala) - Mexico
1536
Michoacán (detached from México) - Mexico
1539
Chiapas (detached from Antequera) - Mexico
1546
México (Metr., was part of Metropolitan Province of Santo Domingo) - Mexico
1548
Guadalajara (detached from Michoacán) - Mexico
1561
Yucatán (re-established, detached from Tlaxcala?)- Mexico
1620
Durango (detached from Guadalajara) - Mexico
1777
Linares / Nueva León (detached from Michoacán) - Mexico
1779
Sonora (detached from Durango) - Mexico
1840
California (detached from Sonora) - (Mexico) USA
1854
San Luis Potosí (detached from Michoacán) - Mexico
1861
Tamaulipas (AV, detached from Linares) - Mexico
1863
Guadalajara (Metr., was part of Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1863
León (detached from Michoacán) - Mexico
1863
Michoacán (Metr., was part of Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1863
Querétaro (detached from Mexico, and from Michoacán) - Mexico
1863
Tulancingo (detached from Mexico) - Mexico
1863
Veracruz / Jalapa (detached from Tlaxcala, and from Antequera) - Mexico
1863
Zacatecas (detached from Guadalajara) - Mexico
1863
Zamora (detached from Michoacán) - Mexico
1863
Chilapa (detached from Mexico, from Tlaxcala, and from Michoacan) - Mexico
1870
Ciudad Victoria / Tamaulipas (created from Tamaulipas AV with territories added from Mexico, and from Tlaxcala) - Mexico
1874
Baja California / Lower California (AV, detached from Mexico) - Mexico
1880
Tabasco (detached from Yucatán) - Mexico
1881
Colima (detached from Guadalajara) - Mexico
1883
Sinaloa (detached from Sonora) - Mexico
1891
Antequera / Oaxaca (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1891
Chihuahua (detached from Durango) - Mexico
1891
Cuernavaca (detached from Mexico) - Mexico
1891
Durango (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Guadalajara) - Mexico
1891
Linares / Nueva León (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Guadalajara) - Mexico
1891
Saltillo (detached from Linares) - Mexico
1891
Tehuantepec (detached from Antequera) - Mexico
1891
Tepic (detached from Guadalajara) - Mexico
1895
Campeche (detached from Yucatán) - Mexico
1899
Aguascalientes (detached from Guadalajara) - Mexico
1902
Mixtecas (from Antequeras, and from Tlaxcala) - Mexico
1903
Huajuapan de León (new name, previously Mixtecas) - Mexico
1903
Puebla de los Angeles (Metr. and new name, previously Tlaxcala D) - Mexico
1906
Yucatán (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Antequera / Oaxaca) - Mexico
1913
Tacámbaro (from Michoacan, and from Zamora) - Mexico
1922
Huejutla (detached from Tulancingo) - Mexico
1922
Monterrey (Metr., new name, previously Linares / Nueva León [Metr.]) - Mexico
1922
Papantla (detached from Veracruz, and from Tamaulipas) - Mexico
1924
Morelia (Metr., new name, previously Michoacán) - Mexico
1950
Tarahumara (Miss. "sui iuris", detached from Chuhuahua) - Mexico
1950
Toluca (detached from México) - Mexico
1951
Veracruz / Jalapa (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1957
Ciudad Juárez (detached from Chihuahua) - Mexico
1957
La Paz en la Baja California Sur (AP, detached from Lower California AV) - Mexico
1957
Tapachula (detached from Chiapas) - Mexico
1957
Tijuana (AV, new name, previously Lower California AV) - Mexico
1957
Torreón (detached from Saltillo) - Mexico
1958
Acapulco (detached from Chilapa) - Mexico
1958
Chihuahua (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Durango) - Mexico
1958
Matamoros (detached from Ciudad Victoria / Tamaulipas) - Mexico
1958
Mazatlán (detached from Durango, and from Sinaloa) - Mexico
1958
Tampico (new name, previously Ciudad Victoria / Tamaulipas) - Mexico
1958
Tarahumara (AV) - Mexico
1959
Ciudad Obregón (detached from Sonora) - Mexico
1959
Culiacán (new name, previously Sinaloa) - Mexico
1959
Hermosillo (new name, previously Sonora) - Mexico
1959
San Andrés Tuxtla (detached from Vera Cruz, and from Tehuantepec) - Mexico
1959
Tlaxcala (detached from Puebla, and from México) - Mexico
1960
Ciudad Valles (detached from San Luis Potosí, and from Huejutla) - Mexico
1960
Texcoco (detached from México) - Mexico
1961
Autlán (detached from Guadalajara, and from Colima) - Mexico
1961
Tula (detached from México, and from Tulancingo) - Mexico
1962
Jalapa (Metr., new name, previously Veracruz / Jalapa [Metr.]) - Mexico
1962
Apatzingán (detached from Tacambaro, and from Colima) - Mexico
1962
Jesús María (Prel., detached from Durango, from Zacatecas, and from Colima) - Mexico
1962
Linares (detached from Monterrey) - Mexico
1962
Tehuacán (detached from Antequera, and from Puebla de los Angeles) - Mexico
1962
Tuxpan (detached from Papantla, from Huejutla, from Tulancingo, and from Tampico) - Mexico
1962
Veracruz (detached from Jalapa, and from San Andrés Tuxtla) - Mexico
1963
Hermosillo (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Chihuahua) - Mexico
1963
Tijuana - Mexico
1964
San Cristóbal de las Casas (new name, previously Chiapas) - Mexico
1964
Ciudad Altamirano (detached from Chilapa, from Acapulco, from Toluca, and from Tacambaro) - Mexico
1964
Ciudad Victoria (detached from Tampico, and from Matamoros) - Mexico
1964
Mixes (Prel., detached from Tehuantepec) - Mexico
1964
Tlalnepantla (detached from Mexico, and from Texcoco) - Mexico
1964
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (detached from Chiapas) - Mexico
1966
Madera (Prel., detached from Ciudad Juarez, from Ciudad Obregon, and from Chihuahua) - Mexico
1966
Mexicali (detached from Tijuana) - Mexico
1968
El Salto (Prel., detached from Durango, and from Mazatlan) - Mexico
1970
Chetumal (Prel., detached from Yucatán) - Mexico
1972
Ciudad Guzmán (detached from Guadalajara, and from Colima) - Mexico
1972
Huautla (Prel., detached from Antequera) - Mexico
1972
San Juan de los Lagos (detached from Guadalajara, and from Colima) - Mexico
1973
Celaya (detached from Morelia, and from Leon) - Mexico
1976
La Paz en la Baja California Sur (AV) - Mexico
1977
Nuevo Casas Grandes (Prel., detached from Ciudad Juarez) - Mexico
1979
Cuautitlán (detached from Tlalnepantla, and from Texcoco) - Mexico
1979
Netzahualcóyotl (detached from Texcoco) - Mexico
1979
Tuxtepec (detached from Huautla) - Mexico
1983
Acapulco (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1984
Atlacomulco (detached from Toluca) - Mexico
1984
Coatzalcoalcos (detached from San Andrés Tuxtla) - Mexico
1985
Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (detached from Apatzingan, and from Ciudad Altamirano) - Mexico
1988
La Paz en la Baja California Sur - Mexico
1988
San Luis Potosí (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Monterrey) - Mexico
1988
Nuestra Señora del Paradiso en México [Gr.-Melk.] - Mexico
1989
Chilpancingo-Chilapa (new name, previously Chilapa) - Mexico
1989
Tlalnepantla (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
1989
Nuevo Laredo (detached from Matamoros, and from Monterrey) - Mexico
1992
Parral (detached from Chihuahua) - Mexico
1992
Tlapa (detached from Chilpanchingo-Chilapa) - Mexico
1993
Tarahumara - Mexico
1995
Cuauhtemoc-Madera - (D, and new name, the previous Prel. of Madera, and a part detached from Chihuahua) - Mexico
1995
Ecatepec (detached from Tlalnepantla, and from Texcoco) - Mexico
1995
Nuestra Señora de los Martíres del Libano en Mexico [Maron.] - Mexico
1996
Cancún-Chetumal (new name, previously Chetumal) - Mexico
1997
Matehuala (detached from San Luís Potosí, and from Ciudad Valles) - Mexico
2000
Cordoba (detached from Jalapa) - Mexico
2000
Orizaba (detached from Jalapa) - Mexico
2000
Nuevo Casas Grandes - Mexico
2003
Piedras Negras (detached from Saltillo) - Mexico
2003
Puerto Escondido (detached from Antequera [Oaxaca]) - Mexico
2003
Valle de Chalco (detached from Netzahualcóyotl) - Mexico
2004
Irapuato (detached from Morelia (AD), og fra León (D)) - Mexico
2006
León (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of San Luis Potosí) - Mexico
2006
Tijuana (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Hermosillo) - Mexico
2006
Tulancingo (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of México) - Mexico
2006
Tuxtla Gutierrez (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Antequera [Oaxaca]) - Mexico
2007
Ensenada (detached from Tijuana (AD), og fra Mexicali (D)) - Mexico
2008
Gómez Palacio (detached from Durango) - Mexico
2008
Teotihuacan (detached from Tlalnepantla) - Mexico
2009
Tenancingo (detached from Toluca) - Mexico
2015
Nogales (detached from Hermosillo) - Mexico
av Webmaster publisert 13.02.2010, sist endret 20.03.2015 - 11:37