The Diocese of Laredo celebrated it's 22nd Anniversary on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Bishop James A. Tamayo, celebrated Mass at San Agustin Cathedral at noon, along with Father Francisco Carrizales-Quiroz, Chancellor of the diocese, and Father Iden Bello, Pastor of San Agustin Cathedral and Judicial Vicar of the diocese.
The Diocese of Laredo was founded on July 3, 2000 by His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II. On August 9, 2000, the Apostolic Letters erecting the diocese and installing Bishop Tamayo were formally read by the Apostolic Nuncio in the presence of 25 bishops, over 200 priests, 50 deacons and 3000 other faithful who gathered for the occasion at the Laredo Civic Center.
The Most Reverend James A. Tamayo expressed his sincere appreciation for everyone who has given of their time, talent and treasure to help build the Diocese of Laredo. He shared his anticipation at what God has in store for the future of the diocese with joy and asked for the intercession of St. Augustine, patron saint of the Diocese of Laredo.