Military Ordinariate of Chile

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Military Bishopric of Chile
Obispado Castrense de Chile
Escudo del Obispado Castrense de Chile.svg
The Coat of Arms of the Military Bishopric of Chile
Location
Country Chile
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 3 May 1910 (106 years ago)
Cathedral Military Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Santiago
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Santiago Silva Retamales
Website
www.iglesia.cl

The Military Bishopric of Chile (Spanish: Obispado Castrense de Chile) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Chilean Armed Forces and their families.

History[edit]

It was first established as a military vicariate on 3 May 1910 with the first military vicar appointment on 27 May 1910. It was elevated to a military ordinariate 21 July 1986. The military ordinary's seat is located at the Military Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Catedral Castrense de Nuestra Señora del Carmen) in the city of Santiago, Chile.

Office holders[edit]

Military vicars[edit]

Military ordinaries[edit]

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