Roman Catholic Diocese of El Alto

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Diocese of El Alto
Dioecesis Altanus
Diócesis de El Alto
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province La Paz
Metropolitan La Paz
Statistics
Area 23,000 km2 (8,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,220,000
905,000 (74.2%)
Parishes 54
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 June 1994 (20 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini
Metropolitan Archbishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
Auxiliary Bishops Fernando Bascopé Müller
Map
Bolivia - Diocesi di El Alto.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of El Alto (Latin: Dioecesis Altanus) is a diocese located in the city of El Alto in the Ecclesiastical province of La Paz in Bolivia.

History[edit]

  • 25 June 1994: Established as Diocese of El Alto from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Paz

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of El Alto (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (25 June 1994 – 2 February 2013) appointed, Archbishop of Sucre
    • Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini (31 August 2013 - present)

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