Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho

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Archdiocese of Ayacucho
Archidioecesis Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis
Ayacucho church by night.jpg
Cathedral of Ayacucho
Country  Peru
Area 26,777 km2 (10,339 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
297,000 (58.1%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral Basílica Santa María
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Salvador Piñeiro
Auxiliary Bishops Gabino Miranda Melgarejo (he has been excardinated, or dismissed, and laicized -returned to the lay state- for sexual misconduct)[1]
Arquidiócesis de Ayacucho.svg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho or Huamanga (Latin: Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Ayacucho in Peru.[2][3]


  • 20 July 1609: Established as Diocese of Guamanga from the Diocese of Cusco, suffragan of the archdioceses of Lima[4]
  • 1838: Seat of the diocese transferred to Ayacucho
  • 30 June 1966: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho


Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]



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  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  4. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Diocese of Ayacucho". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Agustín de Carvajal, O.S.A." retrieved November 22, 2015
  6. ^ "Bishop Francisco Verdugo Cabrera" David M. Cheney. Retrieved May 31, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Sancho de Andrade de Figueroa" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Diego Ladrón de Guevara" retrieved December 9, 2015

Coordinates: 13°09′38″S 74°13′29″W / 13.1606°S 74.2248°W / -13.1606; -74.2248