Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas

Also known as

  • Apostle of the West Indies
  • Bartolomé de las Casaus
  • Protector of the Indians


Ordained in 1510. Dominican friar in 1523. First Bishop of Chiapas, Mexico, serving from 19 December 1543 to 11 September 1550. Historian and social reformer who recorded the history and condition of the peoples in his diocese and the West Indies. His Cause for Canonization has opened.




  • if you have information relevant to this Cause, contact
       Rev. Vito Tomás Gómez García, OP
       Orden de Frailes Predicadores – Provincia de Andalucía
       C/ San Vicente, 62
       41002 Sevilla, SPAIN

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2013. Web. 30 March 2015. <>