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Aguas Calientes

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(Lat. AQUAE CALIDAE).

A Mexican see dependent on Guadalajara; erected by Leo XIII, Decree Apostolicae Sedis, 27 Aug., 1899, by detaching it from Guadalajara. It comprises the province of Aguas Calientes. The first bishop was Jose Maria Portugal, a Friar Minor; b. in Mexico, 24 Jan., 1838; made Bishop of Sinaloa, 25 Oct., 1888; transferred to Saltillo, 28 Nov., 1898, and to the Diocese of Aguas Calientes, 9 June, 1902. Aguas Calientes is an inland State of Mexico with an area of 2,950 square miles. Its capital, Aguas Calientes, 300 miles northeast of the City of Mexico, is on a plateau 6,000 feet above sea level. Population 30,000 (1895).


Sources

BATTANDIER, Ann. pont. cath. (1906).

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APA citation. A'Becket, J.J. (1907). Aguas Calientes. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01232b.htm

MLA citation. A'Becket, John Joseph. "Aguas Calientes." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01232b.htm>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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