Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Granada

Archdiocese of Granada
Archidioecesis Granatensis
Archidiócesis de Granada

Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Granada
Area 6,945 km2 (2,681 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
743,530 (86.9%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3rd Century (As Diocese of Granada)
10 December 1492 (As Archdiocese of Granada)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Annunciation in Granada
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez Fernández
Suffragans Diocese of Almería
Diocese of Cartagena
Diocese of Guadix
Diocese of Jaén
Diocese of Málaga
Website of the Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Granada (Latin: Archidioecesis Granatensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Spain.[1][2] It was erected as the Diocese of Granada in the 3rd century, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Alexander VI on December 10, 1492, with the suffragan sees of Almería, Cartagena, Guadix, Jaén, and Málaga.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is the Cathedral of the Incarnation; Granada also houses the Basilicas of San Juan de Dios and Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. The current Archbishop of Granada is Francisco Martínez Fernández, appointed by Pope John Paul II on March 15, 2003.


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See also


  1. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Granada" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  2. "Archdiocese of Granada" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  3. Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Hernando de Talavera, O.S.H." retrieved January 17, 2017
  4. Catholic Hierarchy: "Patriarch Antonio de Rojas Manrique" retrieved January 25, 2016
  5. "Archbishop Pedro Portocarrero" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 15, 2016
  6. "Archbishop Felipe Tarsis de Acuña, O.S." David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 19, 2016
  7. "Felipe Tarsis de Acuña, O.S." Gabriel Chow. Retrieved October 19, 2016
  8. "Archbishop Martín Carrillo Alderete" David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 17, 2016
  9. "Father Antonio Calderón " David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 17, 2016
  10. "Archbishop Alfonso Bernardo de los Ríos y Guzmán, O.SS.T." David M. Cheney. Retrieved November 20, 2016

Coordinates: 37°10′36″N 3°35′57″W / 37.1766°N 3.5991°W / 37.1766; -3.5991

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