Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Archidioecesis Sanctae Crucis de Sierra
Arquidiócesis de Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Basílica Menor de San Lorenzo Santa Cruz Bolivia.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of St. Lawrence
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Statistics
Area 50,000 km2 (19,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,291,000
1,805,000 (78.8%)
Parishes 72
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 July 1605 (409 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Lawrence in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti
Auxiliary Bishops Stanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman
René Leigue Cesari
Braulio Sáez Garcia
Emeritus Bishops Julio Terrazas Sandoval
Map
Bolivia - Arcidiocesi di Santa Cruz de la Sierra.png
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Latin: Archidioecesis Sanctae Crucis de Sierra) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia. It was erected as the Diocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra by Pope Paul V on July 5, 1605, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Paul VI on July 30, 1975, with the suffragan see of San Ignacio de Velasco.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is Cathedral-Basilica of San Lorenzo. The current Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Sergio Alfredo Gualberti.

Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  • Rafael de La Vara (1800 - 1806)
  • Luis Aníbal Rodríguez Pardo (1952 - 1953)
  • José Armando Gutiérrez Granier (1954 - 1956)
  • Carlos Arturo Brown, M.M. (1957 - 1995)
  • Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B. (1986 - 1998)
  • Nino Marzoli, C.R. (1992 - 2000)
  • Stanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman, O.F.M. Conv. (2001 - present)
  • Braulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D. (2003 - present)
  • René Leigue Cesari (2013 - present)

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