Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata

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Archdiocese of La Plata
Archidioecesis Platensis
Arquidiócesis de La Plata
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Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province La Plata
Statistics
Area 4,652 km2 (1,796 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
750,000
637,500 (85%)
Parishes 65
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 15 February 1897 (117 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
St Pontian
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer
Auxiliary Bishops Nicolás Baisi
Alberto Germán Bochatey
Map
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Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata (erected 15 February 1897, as the Diocese of La Plata) is in Argentina and is a metropolitan diocese and its suffragan sees include Azul, Chascomús, Mar del Plata, Nueve de Julio, Quilmes and Zárate-Campana. It was elevated on 20 April 1934.

Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer was appointed the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata in 2000 by Pope John Paul II. On Tuesday, 18 September 2012, he was named by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as one of the Synod Fathers for the October 2012 Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.[1]

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1934 Diocese of Azul
Diocese of Bahía Blanca
Diocese of Mercedes
1947 Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos
1957 Diocese of Lomas de Zamora
Diocese of Morón
1957 Diocese of Bahía Blanca Diocese of Mar del Plata
1957 Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos Diocese of San Isidro
1961 Diocese of Lomas de Zamora Diocese of Avellaneda
1976 Diocese of Avellaneda Diocese of Quilmes
1980 Diocese of Mar del Plata Diocese of Chascomús

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