Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela

The Archdiocese of Pamplona y Tudela (Latin: Archidioecesis Pampilonensis et Tudelensis, Spanish: Archidiócesis de Pamplona ) is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic church located in Pamplona, ​​Spain.

In 1956 the diocese of Pamplona became the Archdiocese and the Dioceses of San Sebastián, Calahorra y La Calzada - Logroño and Jaca were assigned to him as suffragans. Until then, the diocese of Pamplona had one after the ecclesiastical provinces of Tarragona ( from the beginning until 1318 ), Saragossa ( 1318-1574 ), Burgos ( 1574-1851 ), and again Zaragoza belongs ( since 1851 ).


The tradition in Pamplona goes up to the beginnings of Christianity to St.. Saturninus (also known as Sernin ), Bishop of Toulouse ( France) back, the middle of the 3rd century in the small, founded by Pompey Roman colony preached the Gospel. Among the first converts there were the senator Firmo and his son Firmin, who later became the first bishop of the city.

End of the 4th century, is listed in the third Council of Toledo ( 589 ) Liliolo as Bishop of Pamplona. It seems as though the diocese resettled during the Muslim invasion of Leyre, until the year 829 to lose the news about the diocese.

The beginning of the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in the 9th century was a big boost for the diocese.

On March 27, built in 1783, Pope Pius VI. the Diocese of Tudela, which was under the Archdiocese of Burgos and in 1851 under the Archdiocese of Zaragoza. The life of the new diocese with its own bishop was very short, starting in 1858 it was taken over by the bishops of Tarazona in property of apostolic administrators. In 1955 the Diocese of Tudela was incorporated into the Pamplona. A year later, published on August 11, 1956 Pope Pius XII. the bull Decessorum nostrorum through which Pamplona was elevated to the rank of a Metropolitan bishopric. The Apostolic Constitution Supremam exercentes Pope John Paul II on August 11, 1984 united the dioceses of Pamplona and Tudela final.


See List of Archbishops of Pamplona