Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guayaquil

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Archdiocese of Guayaquil
Archidioecesis Guayaquilensis
Cathedral of Guayaquil.jpg
Cathedral of St. Peter
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical province Province of Guayaquil
Statistics
Area 18,711 km2 (7,224 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
3,357,000
3,022,000 (90%)
Parishes 221
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 January 1838 (Erected as Diocese)
22 January 1956 (Elevated to Archdiocese)
Cathedral Catedral San Pedro
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza
Auxiliary Bishops Guido Iván Minda Chalá
Emeritus Bishops Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Map
Ecuador - Arcidiocesi di Guayaquil.jpg
Website
iglesiacatolicaguayaquil.org

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil (Latin: Archidioecesis Guayaquilensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador.

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilica:
    • Basílica de Nuestra Señora de La Merced in Guayaquil

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Guayaquil

  • Francisco Xavier de Garaycos (1838 - 5 Sep 1851)
  • Tomás Aguirre (22 Jul 1861 - 1868)
  • José María Lizarzabaru, S.J. (22 Nov 1869 - 1877)
  • Roberto Maria Pozo y Martin, S.J. (13 Nov 1884 - 1909)
  • Juan María Riera, O.P. (19 Jan 1912 - 1915)
  • Andrés Machado, S.J. (26 Apr 1916 - 22 Jan 1926)
  • Carlos María Javier de la Torre (20 Dec 1926 - 8 Sep 1933)
  • Giuseppe Felix Heredia Zurita, S.J. (16 Dec 1937 - 2 Aug 1954)
  • Cesar Antonio Mosquera Corral* (11 Oct 1954 - 11 Mar 1969)

Archbishops of Guayaquil

*Become Archbishop on 22 Jan 1956

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

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