Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montevideo
|Archdiocese of Montevideo
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Philip and St. James
|Area||540 km2 (210 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||14 August 1832 (182 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción y San Felipe y Santiago|
|Archbishop||Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B.|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Milton Luis Tróccoli Cebedio|
|Emeritus Bishops||Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B.|
Erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Montevideo by Pope Gregory XVI on 14 August 1832, the vicariate was promoted to the Diocese of Montevideo on 13 July 1878 by Pope Leo XIII. It was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on 14 April 1897.
Montevideo is the only archdiocese in Uruguay and its archbishop is thus seen as leader of the Uruguayan Church. The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral.
The Archdiocese is subdivided into ten Pastoral Zones.
List of Ordinaries of Montevideo
- Pedro Alcántara Jiménez, OPraem (1830 - 1843)
- Jacinto Vera y Durán (1859 - 1881)
- Inocencio María Yéregui (1881 - ?)
- Mariano Soler (1891 - 1908)
- Juan Francisco Aragone (1919 - 1940)
- Antonio María Barbieri, OFM Cap (1940 - 1976)
- Carlos Parteli Keller (1976 - 1985)
- José Gottardi Cristelli, SDB (1985 - 1998)
- Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, SDB (1998 - 2014)
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- "Archdiocese of Montevideo". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.