Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote

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Diocese of Chimbote
Dioecesis Cimbotiensis
Location
Country Peru
Metropolitan Trujillo
Statistics
Area 23,500 km2 (9,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
655,000
570,000 (87.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen y San Pedro
(Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
and St. Peter
)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ángel Francisco Simón Piorno
Website
www.obispadodechimbote.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote (Latin: Cimbotien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Chimbote in the Ecclesiastical province of Trujillo in Peru.

History[edit]

On 26 November 1962 Pope John XXIII established the Territorial Prelature of Chimbote. It was promoted to the Diocese of Chimbote by Pope John Paul II on 6 April 1983.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Prelates of Chimbote
  • Bishops of Chimbote
    • Luis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. (1983.04.06 – 2004.02.04)
    • Ángel Francisco Simón Piorno (2004.02.04 – present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Chimbote". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Chimbote". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 

Coordinates: 12°02′00″S 77°08′00″W / 12.0333°S 77.1333°W / -12.0333; -77.1333