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Archdiocese of Barcelona

Archidioecesis Barcinonensis

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  • Juan José Omella Omella, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • David Abadías Aurín, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Javier Vilanova Pellisa, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Lluís Martínez Sistach, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 25 March 1964
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Spain
  • Square Kilometers: 341 (131 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Carrer del Bisbe 5, 08002 Barcelona, Espana
  • Telephone:
  • Fax:

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Barcelona
4th CenturyErectedDiocese of Barcelona (erected)
450Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona Diocese of Egara (erected)
713LostDiocese of Barcelona
Diocese of Barcelona
850RestoredDiocese of Barcelona
10th CenturyTerritory AddedDiocese of Egara (suppressed) Diocese of Barcelona
15 July 1237Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona Diocese of Mallorca (erected)
6 June 1957Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona (21 Parishes (in Province of Tarragona))
Diocese of Vic (9 Parishes (in Province of Tarragona))
Archdiocese of Tarragona
6 June 1957Territory AddedDiocese of Gerona (Arenys de Mar) Diocese of Barcelona
6 June 1957Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona (Sant Martí de Riells del Montseny) Diocese of Gerona
6 June 1957Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona (San Rafael de Figaro, San Pablo de Montmany, Rieils del Fay Gallifa, San Feliú de Codines, San Lorenzo Savall, Villanova del Carni, and Santa Maria de Pobla de Claramunt)
Diocese of Gerona (Camprodón, Setcases, Vinalonga, Llanas, Molió, and Tragura)
Diocese of Solsona (Palmcrola)
Diocese of Vic
2 April 1968Territory LostDiocese of Barcelona (San Lupo de Viabrea and La Batilloria) Diocese of Gerona
Archdiocese of Barcelona
25 March 1964ElevatedDiocese of Barcelona Archdiocese of Barcelona
16 December 1977Territory LostArchdiocese of Barcelona (Santa Maria de Arenys del Mar) Diocese of Gerona
15 June 2004ElevatedArchdiocese of Barcelona (became a Metropolitan)
15 June 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Sant Boi de Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat. San Vicenc¸ dels Horts, Montserrat, Garraf, Vilafranca del Penedès, Anoia, and Piera-Capellades) Diocese of Sant Feliu de Llobregat (erected)
15 June 2004Territory LostArchdiocese of Barcelona (Montcada, San Cugat-Les Planes, Terrassa, Rubí, Sabadell Centre, Sabadell Nord, Sabadell Sud, Grannolers, Puiggraciós, Mollet, Montseny, and Montbui) Diocese of Terrassa (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Barcelona
Archdiocese of Barcelona
20052,623,279.0%4170212A. Barc. Web

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Barcelona
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 128
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 102
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 129
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 110
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 114
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 115, and Page 116
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 13, to Page 16
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 49, Page 864, and Page 865
  • Archdiocese of Barcelona
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 57, Page 152, and Page 153
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 96, Page 622, and Page 623


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