Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antofagasta

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Archdiocese of Antofagasta
Archidioecesis Antofagastensis
Arquidiócesis de Antofagasta
ParroquiaSanJoséCatedralAntofagasta.jpg
Cathedral of St. Joseph
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Antofagasta
Statistics
Area 84,506 km2 (32,628 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
362,000
252,300 (69.7%)
Parishes 19
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1881 (136 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Joseph in Antofagasta
Patron saint Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme
Emeritus Bishops Patricio Infante Alfonso
Website
www.iglesiadeantofagasta.cl

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antofagasta (Latin: Antofagasten(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Antofagasta in Chile.

History[edit]

  • 1881: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Antofagasta from the Diocese of La Serena
  • 1887: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Antofagasta
  • 3 February 1928: Promoted as Diocese of Antofagasta
  • 28 June 1967: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Antofagasta

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica del Corazón de María

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 23°38′49″S 70°23′51″W / 23.6469°S 70.3976°W / -23.6469; -70.3976