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Antonio de Monroy

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Antonio de Monroy, O.P. or Antonio de Monroy y Hijar (6 July 1634 – 7 November 1715) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (1685–1715), Bishop of Michoacán (1680) and the Master of the Order of Preachers (1677–1686).[1]

Biography[edit]

Antonio de Monroy was born in Santiago de Querétaro, México and ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers.[1] He served as a missionary in Mexico[2] and later represented Mexico at the Dominican chapter of 1677[2] where he encouraged the Rosary Confraternities.[2] In 1677, he was appointed Master General of Order of Friars Preachers.[1] The probabilist controversy raged during his mastership.[2] On 4 June 1685, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Innocent XI as Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela.[1] on 11 June 1685, he was consecrated bishop by Paluzzo Paluzzi Altieri Degli Albertoni, Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Trastevere.[1] In 1686, he resigned as Master General of Order of Friars Preachers.[1] He served as Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela until his death on 7 November 1715.[1] While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Vincenzo Ludovico Gotti, Titular Patriarch of Jerusalem (1688).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Archbishop Antonio de Monroy, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ a b c d Benedict M. Ashley, The Dominicans, ch. 6 Archived February 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine

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Preceded by
Juan Tomás de Rocaberti
Master of the Order of Preachers
1677–1686
Succeeded by
Antonin Cloche
Preceded by
Francisco de Aguiar y Seijas y Ulloa
Bishop of Michoacán
1680
Succeeded by
Juan de Ortega Cano Montañez y Patiño
Preceded by
Francisco de Seijas Losada
Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela
1685–1715
Succeeded by
Luis de Salcedo y Azcona


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