Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz

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Archdiocese of La Paz
Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia
Arquidiócesis de La Paz
Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz.JPG
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province La Paz
Statistics
Area 10,975 km2 (4,237 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,474,150
1,292,873 (87.7%)
Parishes 53
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 July 1605 (409 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
Auxiliary Bishops Aurelio Pesoa Ribera (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)
Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)
Map
Bolivia - Arcidiocesi di La Paz.png
Website
www.arzobispadolapaz.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz (Latin: Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia) is an archdiocese located in the city of La Paz in Bolivia.

History[edit]

  • July 4, 1605: Established as Diocese of La Paz in Bolivia from the Diocese of La Plata
  • June 18, 1943: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Paz

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Coordinates: 16°29′47″S 68°08′03″W / 16.4963°S 68.1342°W / -16.4963; -68.1342