Roman Catholic Diocese of Copiapó

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Diocese of Copiapó
Dioecesis Copiapoënsis
Diócesis de Copiapó
Catedral copiapo.JPG
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province La Serena
Metropolitan La Serena
Statistics
Area 80,000 km2 (31,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
254,336
193,524 (76.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 9 November 1946 (68 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Copiapó
Patron saint Our Lady of the Rosary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gaspar Quintana Jorquera
Metropolitan Archbishop René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas
Website
diocesisdecopiapo.cl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Copiapó (Latin: Copiapoën(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Copiapó in the Ecclesiastical province of La Serena in Chile.

History[edit]

  • 9 November 1946: Established as Apostolic Administration of Copiapó
  • 21 April 1955: Promoted as Territorial Prelature of Copiapó
  • 31 October 1957: Promoted as Diocese of Copiapó

Leadership[edit]

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 27°21′58″S 70°20′00″W / 27.3661°S 70.3333°W / -27.3661; -70.3333