Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho

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Archdiocese of Ayacucho
Archidioecesis Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis
Ayacucho church by night.jpg
Ayacucho Church
Location
Country Peru
Statistics
Area 26,777 km2 (10,339 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
511,000
297,000 (58.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Basílica Santa María
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Salvador Pińeiro García-Calderón
Auxiliary Bishops Gabino Miranda Melgarejo (he has been excardinated, or dismissed, and laicized- returned to the lay state- for sexual misconduct)[1]
Website
www.arquidiocesisdeayacucho.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho and Huamanga (Latin: Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Ayacucho in Peru.

History[edit]

  • 20 July 1609: Established as Diocese of Guamanga from the Diocese of Cusco, suffragen of the archdioceses of Lima[2]
  • 1838: Seat of the diocese transferred to Ayacucho
  • 30 June 1966: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho

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Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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Coordinates: 13°09′38″S 74°13′29″W / 13.1606°S 74.2248°W / -13.1606; -74.2248