Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Panamá

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Archdiocese of Panamá
Archidioecesis Panamensis
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Catedral Metropolitan de Santa María la Antigua
Country Panama
Ecclesiastical province Province of Panamá
Area 13,275 km2 (5,126 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
633,705 (90%)
Parishes 88
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 August 1513 (501 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.
Auxiliary Bishops Pablo Varela Server
Emeritus Bishops José Dimas Cedeño Delgado
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Panamá (erected 28 August 1513 as the Diocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, and its suffragan dioceses include Chitré, Colón-Kuna Yala, David, Penonomé and Santiago de Veraguas, as well as the Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro. The see was renamed as the Diocese of Panamá on 7 December 1520 and elevated to an archdiocese on 29 November 1925. The current Metropolitan Archbishop of Panama is Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.



Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1534 Diocese of Cartagena
1534 Diocese of León en Nicaragua
1546 Diocese of Popayán
1925 Vicariate Apostolic of Darién
1955 Diocese of David
1962 Diocese of Chitré
1963 Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas
1993 Diocese of Penonomé

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Coordinates: 8°57′09″N 79°32′07″W / 8.9526°N 79.5352°W / 8.9526; -79.5352