Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito

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Archdiocese of Quito
Archidioecesis Quitensis
Catedral metropolitana Quito.jpg
Catedral metropolitana Quito
Location
Country Ecuador
Territory Province of Pichincha (except the cantons of Puerto Quito, Puerto Vicente Maldonado, and San Miguel de los Bancos
Ecclesiastical province Province of Quito
Statistics
Area 11,167 km2 (4,312 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,350,000
2,115,000 (90%)
Parishes 173
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 8 January 1545 (Erected as Diocese)
13 January 1848 (Elevated to Archdiocese)
Cathedral Catedral Primada de la Virgen Asunta al Cielo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Fausto Trávez Trávez, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishops René Coba Galarza
Danilo Echeverría Verdesoto
Emeritus Bishops Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga
Map
Ecuador - Arcidiocesi di Quito.jpg
Website
arquidiocesisdequito.org

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito is the Catholic archdiocese in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. It was established as the Diocese of Quito on 8 January 1545, before being elevated to archdiocese level in 1849 by Pope Pius IX.

Leadership[edit]

Bishops of Quito

  • García Díaz Arias (8 Jan 1546 - 1562)
  • Pedro de la Peña, O.P. (15 May 1565 - Mar 1583)
  • Antonio de San Miguel Avendaño y Paz, O.F.M. (9 Mar 1588 - 7 Nov 1590)
  • Luis López de Solís, O.S.A. (7 Sep 1592 - 18 Jul 1605)
  • Salvador Ribera y de Avalos, O.P. (17 Aug 1605 - 1612)
  • Alfonso de Santillán y Fajardo, O.P. (23 Mar 1616 - 15 Oct 1620)
  • Francisco de Sotomayor, O.F.M. (18 Dec 1623 - 5 Jun 1628)
  • Pedro de Oviedo y Falconí, O. Cist. (10 Jul 1628 - 21 Aug 1645)
  • Agustín de Ugarte y Sarabia (1648 - 6 Dec 1650)
  • Alfonso de la Peña Montenegro (18 Aug 1653 - 1687)
  • Sancho Pardo de Andrade de Figueroa y Cárdenas (15 Nov 1688 - 1702)
  • Diego Ladrón de Guevara (15 Sep 1704 - 1710)
  • Luis Francisco Romero (12 Jul 1717 - 19 Nov 1725)
  • Juan Gómez de Neva y Frías (19 Nov 1725 - 21 Aug 1729)
  • Pedro Ponce de León y Carrasco (20 Dec 1762 - 28 Oct 1775)
  • Blas Manuel Sobrino y Minayo (16 Dec 1776 - 15 Dec 1788)
  • José Pérez y de Calama (30 Mar 1789 - 2 Dec 1792)
  • Miguel Alvarez y Cortez (22 Sep 1795 - 1 Feb 1801)
  • José Cuero y Caicedo (1802 - 1815)
  • Leonardo Santander y Villavicencio (2 Oct 1818 - 29 Apr 1824)
  • Rafael Lasso de la Vega y Chiriboga (15 Dec 1828 - 16 Apr 1831)
  • Nicolás Joaquín de Arteta y Calisto (29 Jul 1833 - ?)

Archbishops of Quito

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

References[edit]