Pope Francis has created a new diocese for Mexico, taking territory from the Diocese of Cuatitlan and erecting a new Diocese of Izcalli.
Izcalli will be a suffragan of the metropolitan church of Tlalnepantla.
The first bishop will be Bishop Francisco González Ramos, 55, who was a priest of the Diocese of Irapuato.
The population of the region is close to 1 million, with about 820,000 Catholics. There are about 65 priests and 65 religious serving the diocese.
Bishop-elect González is a native of Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, and a priest since 1982. He holds a degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.