Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile
Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile
Escudo de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile.svg
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Chile
Statistics
Area 9,132 km2 (3,526 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,848,000
4,059,000 (69.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 27 June 1561 (455 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of St James
Patron saint St James the Greater
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello
Auxiliary Bishops Andrés Arteaga Manieu
Cristián Contreras Villarroel
Pedro Mario Ossandón Buljevic
Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez
Emeritus Bishops Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus
Website
www.iglesiadesantiago.cl

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile) is one of the five Latin Metropolitan sees of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile. The current Archbishop is Ricardo Ezzati Andrello.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its Suffragan sees are :

Special churches[edit]

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in the national capital Santiago de Chile.

It also has six Minor Basilicas: Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a National Shrine, in wine town Maipú, and five more in capital Santiago itself : Basílica de Lourdes Lourdes, Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Basílica del Corazón de María, (all four Marian) and Basílica del Salvador, dedicated to the savior.

History[edit]

[1]

Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in the city's central square.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 4,205,000 Catholics (66.9% of 6,290,000 total) on 9,132 km² in 213 parishes and a mission with 877 priests (250 diocesan, 627 religious), 339 deacons, 3,109 lay religious (1,255 brothers, 1,854 sisters), 46 seminarians.[1]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Santiago de Chile
BIOs to ELABORATE
Metropolitan Archbishops of Santiago de Chile
Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
BIOs to ELABORATE

Auxiliary episcopate[edit]

TO ELABORATE AND WORK IN [1]

    1. Coadjutor Archbishop: Arturo Mery Beckdorf (1955.04.20 – 1961.05.14)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Natalio Chomalí Garib (2006.04.06 – 2011.04.20)
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Cristián Contreras Villarroel (2003.04.25 – 2014.03.07)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (later Cardinal) (2001.07.10 – 2006.12.27)
    5. Auxiliary Bishop: Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca (1995.03.11 – 1996.12.12)
    6. Auxiliary Bishop: Cristián Caro Cordero (1991.03.12 – 2001.02.27)
    7. Auxiliary Bishop: Antonio Moreno Casamitjana (1986.04.22 – 1989.10.14)
    8. Auxiliary Bishop: Patricio Infante Alfonso (1984.08.07 – 1990.12.12)
    9. Auxiliary Bishop: Manuel Camilo Vial Risopatrón, Institute of Schönstatt Fathers (I.Sch.) (1980.03.21 – 1983.12.20)
    10. Auxiliary Bishop: Jorge Maria Hourton Poisson (1974.02.18 – 1992.02.11)
    11. Auxiliary Bishop: Enrique Alvear Urrutia (1974.02.09 – 1982.04.29)
    12. Auxiliary Bishop: Sergio Valech Aldunate (1973.08.27 – 2003.03.03)
    13. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Errázuriz Gandarillas (1969.01.31 – 1973.08.31)
    14. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Ariztía Ruiz (1967.05.25 – 1976.12.11)
    15. Auxiliary Bishop: Gabriel Larraín Valdivieso (1966.09.12 – 1968.01.19)
    16. Auxiliary Bishop: Emilio Tagle Covarrubias (1958.01.10 – 1961.05.22)
    17. Auxiliary Bishop: Pio Alberto Fariña Fariña (1946.09.07 – 1971.04.30)
    18. Auxiliary Bishop: Augusto Osvaldo Salinas Fuenzalida, SS.CC. (1941.02.09 – 1950.08.03)
    19. Auxiliary Bishop: Luis Antonio Castro Alvarez, Picpus Fathers (SS.CC.) (1926.02.17 – 1935.08.13)
    20. Auxiliary Bishop: Bishop-elect Miguel León Prado (1925.10.18 – 1925.12.14)
    21. Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Edwards Salas (1921.06.22 – 1938.08.05)
    22. Auxiliary Bishop: Miguel Claro Vásquez (1908.06.01 – 1921.05.21)
    23. Auxiliary Bishop: Juan Ignacio González Eyzaguirre (1907.04.18 – 1908.08.08)
    24. Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Fernández Concha (1901.01.14 – 1912.10.13)
    25. Auxiliary Bishop: José Ramón Astorga Salinas (1899.06.22 – 1906.12.01)
    26. Auxiliary Bishop: Jorge Montes Solar (1892.07.11 – 1900.03.07)
    27. Auxiliary Bishop: Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas (1877.12.31 – 1897.09.26)
    28. Auxiliary Bishop: José Miguel Aristegui Arostegui (1869.06.25 – 1876.06.16)
    29. Auxiliary Bishop: Manuel Vicuña Larraín (later Archbishop) (1828.12.22 – 1832.07.02)
    30. Auxiliary Bishop: José Ignacio Cienfuegos Arteaga (1828.12.15 – 1832.12.17)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved 24 March 2017

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°26′15″S 70°39′06″W / 33.4376°S 70.6516°W / -33.4376; -70.6516