Discover the Diocese of Laredo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Laredo (LatinDioecesis Laredanus) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Laredo, Texas. It was founded on July 3, 2000. The San Agustin Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Laredo. James Anthony Tamayo is the current bishop of the Diocese. It covers an area of 10,905 sq. mi. and has 289,415 members. It has 52 priests, 32 deacons, 32 parishes, and 17 missions.

History

On July 3, 2000, the Diocese of Laredo was created by His Holiness Pope John Paul II and made Auxiliary Bishop James Anthony Tamayo, from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the First Bishop of Laredo. The Laredo diocese included portions of theRoman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio, namely the counties of DimmitJim HoggLa SalleMaverickWebbZapata, andZavala. On August 9, 2000, the Apostolic Letters erecting the diocese and installing Bishop Tamayo were formally read by the Apostolic Nuncio in the presence of 25 bishops, over 200 priests, 50 deacons and 3000 other faithful who gathered for the occasion at the Laredo Civic Center.

Bishops


Parishes

Parishes of the Diocese of Laredo that were formerly part of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. In the order of their founding, they are:

Schools

High schools

Elementary and Middle schools


 

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