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Chihuahua

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The Diocese of Chihuahua, in the north of Mexico, comprises the State of Chihuahua, with a population of about 327,000, mostly Indians and mestisos. The diocese was erected in 1891, and has had two bishops: José de J. Ortiz, promoted to the archbishopric of Guadalajara, and Nicholas Perez Gavilan. There are 42 parishes, 64 churches and chapels, and a seminary with 50 seminarists.


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APA citation. Montes de Oca y Obregón, J.M. (1908). Chihuahua. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03659b.htm

MLA citation. Montes de Oca y Obregón, José Maria. "Chihuahua." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03659b.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Gerald M. Knight.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. November 1, 1908. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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