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The Catholic Church in Mexico is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. Jump to: navigation, search The Catholic Church, known also as the Roman Catholic Church, is the Christian Church whose visible head is the Pope, currently Benedict XVI. It teaches that it is the one holy catholic and apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ, and that the sole Church of Christ... Jump to: navigation, search The pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Catholic Church. ... The Curia, inside the Forum The Curia of ancient Rome was the place where the Senate met to discuss the making of laws and take decisions about the affairs of the Republic. ... Jump to: navigation, search City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Left-Wing Democrats) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost...

The Roman Catholic Church is the world's largest Christian Church, and its largest religious grouping. The 2000 census reported that Mexico had some 75 million Roman Catholics among the population aged five and above, which equates to around 88% of the total population. The country is divided into 88 Dioceses, and there are 13,700 priests and 36,000 men and women in religious orders. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ...

Within Mexico the hierarchy consists of:

  • Archbishopric
    • Bishopric

Map of Mexico
  • Acapulco
    • Chilpancingo-Chilapa
    • Ciudad Altamirano
    • Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas
    • Tlapa
  • Antequera, Oaxaca
    • Puerto Escondido
    • San Cristóbal de Las Casas
    • Tapachula
    • Tehuantepec
    • Tuxtepec
    • Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Durango
    • Culiacán
    • Mazatlán
    • Torreón
  • Guadalajara
    • Aguascalientes
    • Autlán
    • Ciudad Guzmán
    • Colima
    • San Juan de los Lagos
    • Tepic
    • Zacatecas
  • México
    • Atlacomulco
    • Cuernavaca
    • Toluca
    • Tula
    • Tulancingo
  • Monterrey
    • Ciudad Valles
    • Ciudad Victoria
    • Linares
    • Matamoros
    • Nuevo Laredo
    • Piedras Negras
    • Saltillo
    • Tampico
  • Morelia
    • Apatzingan
    • Tacámbaro
    • Zamora
  • Tlalnepantla
    • Cuautitlán
    • Ecatepec
    • Netzahualcóyotl
    • Texcoco
    • Valle de Chalco

Others: There are also separate Maronite, Melkite and Armenian Catholic jurisdictions. MEXICO Y SUS TREINTA Y UN ESTADOS File links The following pages link to this file: Geography of Mexico Mexico Catholic Church in Mexico ... MEXICO Y SUS TREINTA Y UN ESTADOS File links The following pages link to this file: Geography of Mexico Mexico Catholic Church in Mexico ... Jump to: navigation, search Acapulco (formally: Acapulco de Juárez) is a city and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 km (190 miles) SSW of Mexico City, at 16. ... The city of Chihuahua is the state capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. ... Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Ciudad Juárez (also known simply as Juárez) (2000 population 1,142,354) is a city in Chihuahua, Mexico, across the Rio Grande (Río Bravo) from El Paso, Texas, USA. It is the major port of entry and transportation center... This article is about the Mexican city. ... Jump to: navigation, search Guadalajara is a large city in the Western-Pacific region of Mexico, located at 20°67′ N 103°35′ W. Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco. ... Hermosillo is the capital of the state of Sonora, Mexico. ... The Bay of La Paz, as seen from the International Space Station La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, Mexico, is a small city on the shores of the Gulf of California. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mexicali is the capital of the state of Baja California, Mexico as well as the capital of the municipality of Mexicali. ... Tijuana is the largest city in the state of Baja California, Mexico. ... Xalapa or Jalapa is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz. ... Veracruz is the name of both a state in Mexico and that states largest city. ... Jump to: navigation, search Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the name of a megacity located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus (altiplano) at the center of Mexico, about 2,240 metres (7,349 feet) above sea-level... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ... This article is about the city. ... The city of Puebla – known more formally as Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza or less formally as La Angelópolis or Puebla de los Ángeles – is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name, and the fourth largest city in Mexico just behind Mexico City... The city of San Luis Potosí is the capital of the Mexican state of the same name. ... Tlalnepantla could refer to one of two places in the Republic of Mexico: Tlalnepantla, México, a town in the state of México. ... Jump to: navigation, search Yucatán is the name of one of the 31 states of Mexico, located on the north of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... Jump to: navigation, search Maronites (Marunoye ܐܶܝܢܘܪܡ in Syriac, Mâruniyya مارونية in Arabic) are members of one of an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Catholic church. ... The Melkite or Melchite church is a non-nationalistic church originating when bishops from the oriental churches (primarily Armenian and Syriac, but also Coptic), who were excommunicated all over the middle-east following the Council of Chalcedon, sided with Emperor Marcian. ... After the Armenian Apostolic Church, along with the rest of Oriental Orthodoxy formally broke off communion from the Chalcedonian churches, numerous Armenian bishops made attempts to restore communion with the Catholic Church. ...

See also

Culture of Mexico Jump to: navigation, search The culture of Mexico reflects the complexity of Mexicos history through the blending of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican civilizations and the culture of Spain, imparted during Spains 300-year colonization of Mexico. ...

External link

  • Roman Catholics in Mexico, by state (INEGI)

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