Roman Catholic Diocese of Posadas

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Diocese of Posadas
Dioecesis Posadensis
Diócesis de Posadas
Misiones - Capital - Posadas - Catedral San José de Posadas - frente.JPG
Cathedral of St Joseph
Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Corrientes
Metropolitan Corrientes
Statistics
Area 13,206 km2 (5,099 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
769,000
552,890 (71.9%)
Parishes 37
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 11 February 1957 (57 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral St Joseph in Posadas, Misiones
Patron saint St Ignatius of Loyola
St Roque González de Santa Cruz
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Juan Rubén Martinez
Metropolitan Archbishop Andrés Stanovnik

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Posadas (Latin: Dioecesis Posadensis) is a Catholic diocese located in the city of Posadas, Misiones in the Ecclesiastical province of Corrientes in Argentina.

History[edit]

On 11 February 1957, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Posadas from the Diocese of Corrientes. It lost territory in 1986 when the Diocese of Puerto Iguazú was established and again in 2009 when the Diocese of Puerto Oberá was established.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Posadas". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Posadas". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 

Coordinates: 27°21′57″S 55°53′38″W / 27.36583°S 55.89389°W / -27.36583; -55.89389