Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia

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Diocese of Plasencia
Dioecesis Placentinus in Hispania
Diócesis de Plasencia
Catedral de Plasencia-4.JPG
Plasencia Cathedral
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Mérida-Badajoz
Metropolitan Mérida-Badajoz
Statistics
Area 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
272,654
266,724 (97.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1189
Cathedral New Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary in Plasencia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Amadeo Rodríguez Magro
Metropolitan Archbishop Santiago García Aracil
Map
Diócesis de Plasencia.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia (Latin: Placentin(us) in Hispania) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida-Badajoz, in Extremadura, western Spain.[1][2]

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nueva Gótica de Santa María (Gothic new cathedral), dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the city of Plasencia, which also has the Romanesque former cathedral Catedral Vieja Románica de San Pablo, dedicated to St. Paul.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2015, it pastorally served 261,853 Catholics (95.9% of 273,172 total) on 10,354 km² in 200 parishes with 177 priests (160 diocesan, 17 religious), 360 lay religious (31 brothers, 329 sisters) and 2 seminarians.

History[edit]

  • Established in 1189 as Diocese of Plasencia / Placentin(us) in Hispania (Latin).

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [3]

Suffragan Bishops of Plasencia
Tomb of Bishop

Pedro Ponce de León (bishop of Plasencia)|Pedro Ponce de León]].]]

BIOs TO ELABORATE
  • Francisco Antonio Bustamante Jiménez (31 July 1747 - death 27 July 1749)
  • José Ignacio Rodríguez Cornejo (23 Feb 1750 - death Dec 1755)
  • Pedro Gómez de la Torre (24 May 1756 - death 3 August 1759)
  • Juan Francisco Manrique Lara (21 April 1760 - death 18 Jan 1765)
  • Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Butrón (5 June 1765 - 14 April 1766), next Metropolitan Archbishop of México )
  • José González Laso Santos de San Pedro (21 July 1766 - death 1803)
  • Lorenzo Igual de Soria (16 May 1803 - death 14 Sep 1814)
  • Antonio Carrillo Mayoral (10 July 1815 - death 19 March 1826)
  • Cipriano Sánchez Varela (3 July 1826 - death 13 March 1848)
  • Martino Piña y Giménez (5 Sep 1851 - death 25 Nov 1851)
  • José Ávila Lamas (27 Sep 1852 - 25 Sep 1857), next Bishop of Orense)
  • Bernardo Conde y Corral, Norbertines (O. Praem.) (21 Dec 1857 - 16 March 1863), next Bishop of Zamora)
  • Gregoria María López y Zaragoza (21 Dec 1863 - death 3 May 1869)
  • Pedro Casas y Souto (23 Sep 1875 - death 26 July 1906)
  • Francisco Jarrín y Moro (6 Dec 1906 - death 3 Nov 1912)
  • Manuel Torres y Torres (18 July 1913 - death 4 July 1914)
  • Ángel Regueras y López (26 May 1915 - 26 Oct 1923), next Bishop of Salamanca)
  • Justo Rivas Fernández (18 Dec 1924 - death 16 July 1930)
  • Feliciano Rocha Pizarro (28 Jan 1935 - death 16 August 1945)
  • Juan Pedro Zarranz y Pueyo (18 Feb 1946 - death 14 Nov 1973)
  • Antonio Vilaplana Molina (17 Sep 1976 - 9 Feb 1987), next Bishop of León)
  • Santiago Martínez Acebes (5 Jan 1988 - 30 Oct 1992), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Burgos)
  • Carlos López Hernández (15 March 1994 - 9 Jan 2003), next Bishop of Salamanca)
  • Amadeo Rodríguez Magro (3 July 2003 - 9 April 2016), next Bishop of Jaén (Spain) (9 April 2016 – ...)
  • José Luis Retana Gozalo (9 March 2017 – ...).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/plas0.htm
  4. ^ "Archbishop Gutierre Álvarez de Toledo" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

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