Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sucre

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Archdiocese of Sucre
Archidioecesis Sucrensis
Arquidiócesis de Sucre
Catedral y Plaza de Armas (Sucre - Bolivia).jpg
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province Sucre
Statistics
Area 49,975 km2 (19,295 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
618,000
542,000 (87.7%)
Parishes 45
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 27 June 1552 (462 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our lady of Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B.
Auxiliary Bishops Adolfo Eduardo José Bittschi Mayer
Emeritus Bishops Jesús Gervasio Pérez Rodríguez, O.F.M.
Map
Bolivia - Arcidiocesi di Sucre.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sucre (Latin: Archidioecesis Sucrensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Sucre in Bolivia.

History[edit]

  • June 27, 1552: Established as Diocese of La Plata from the Diocese of Cusco in Peru
  • 1609: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Plata
  • November 11, 1924: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Sucre

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
    • Basilica de San Francisco in Sucre

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

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Coordinates: 19°02′55″S 65°15′36″W / 19.0487°S 65.2601°W / -19.0487; -65.2601