- 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.
- 18 July 1566 in Madrid, Spain of natural causes
- buried at the Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, Madrid
- “Bishop Bartolomé de las Casas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 April 2015. Web. 24 May 2015. <>