Roman Catholic Diocese of Huaraz

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Diocese of Huaraz
Dioecesis Huarazensis
Catedral Huaraz.jpg
Cathedral of St. Sebastian and the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Peru
Ecclesiastical province Trujillo
Statistics
Area 13,818 km2 (5,335 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
405,800
365,000 (89.9%)
Parishes 30
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 15 May 1899 (115 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de San Sebastián y la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop José Eduardo Velásquez Tarazona

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Huaraz is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Peru. Erected in 1899, the diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Trujillo

The current bishop is José Eduardo Velásquez Tarazona, appointed in Feb. 2004.


History[edit]

On 15 May 1899 Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Huaraz with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Lima. It lost territory when the Territorial Prelature of Huarí was established in 1958.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Mariano Holguin, O.F.M. † (2 Jul 1904 - 30 May 1906) Appointed, Bishop of Arequipa
  • Pedro Pascual Francesco Farfán † (5 Mar 1907 - 19 Apr 1918) Appointed, Bishop of Cuzco
  • Domingo Juan Vargas, O.P. † (26 Aug 1920 - 1 Aug 1936)
  • Mariano Jacinto Valdivia y Ortiz † (15 Dec 1940 - 17 Dec 1956) Appointed, Bishop of Huancayo
  • Teodosio Moreno Quintana (17 Dec 1956 - 21 Sep 1971)
  • Fernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio, S.J. † (21 Sep 1971 - 18 Jan 1978) Appointed, Archbishop of Piura
  • Emilio Vallebuona Merea, S.D.B. (18 Jan 1978 - 30 Aug 1985) Appointed, Archbishop of Huancayo
  • José Ramón Gurruchaga Ezama, S.D.B. (3 Jan 1987 - 14 Dec 1996) Appointed, Bishop of Lurín
  • Ivo Baldi Gaburri (14 Dec 1999 - 4 Feb 2004) Appointed, Prelate of Huarí
  • José Eduardo Velásquez Tarazona (4 Feb 2004 - present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Huaraz". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Huaraz". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-17.