Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile
Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile
Escudo de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile.svg
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Chile
Statistics
Area 9,132 km2 (3,526 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,848,000
4,059,000 (69.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 27 June 1561 (453 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of St James
Patron saint St James the Greater
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello
Auxiliary Bishops Andrés Arteaga Manieu
Cristián Contreras Villarroel
Pedro Mario Ossandón Buljevic
Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez
Emeritus Bishops Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus
Website
www.iglesiadesantiago.cl

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile) is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile. The current Archbishop is Ricardo Ezzati Andrello. Its seat is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago.

History[edit]

On 27 June 1561, Pope Pius IV established the Diocese of Santiago de Chile from the Diocese of La Plata o Charcas and the Archdiocese of Lima. It lost territory in 1563 to form the Diocese of Concepción and the Diocese of Córdoba in 1570. Pope Gregory XVI elevated the diocese to an archdiocese on 21 May 1840. Since then it has lost territory six more time to establish the diocese's of La Serena (1840), Valparaíso (1872), Rancagua (1925), San Felipe (1925), San Bernardo (1987), and Melipilla (1991).[1][2]

Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in the city's central square.

Archbishops[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-14. 

Coordinates: 33°26′15″S 70°39′06″W / 33.4376°S 70.6516°W / -33.4376; -70.6516