Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción

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Archdiocese of Concepción
Archidioecesis Sanctissimae Conceptionis
Arquidiócesis de Concepción
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Concepción
Statistics
Area 11,330 km2 (4,370 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,176,000
612,000 (52.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 22 March 1563 (454 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Fernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Website
www.arzobispadodeconcepcion.cl

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción (Latin: Sanctissimae Conceptionis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Concepción in Chile.[1][2]

History[edit]

  • 22 March 1563: Established as Diocese of La Imperial from the Diocese of Santiago de Chile
  • 1603: Renamed as Diocese of Concepción
  • 20 May 1939: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Concepción

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of La Imperial[edit]

Erected: 22 March 1563

Diocese of Concepción[edit]

Renamed: 1603

Archdiocese of Concepción[edit]

Elevated: 20 May 1939

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Concepción" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Antonio Avendaño y Paz, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 9, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Reginaldo de Lizárraga, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 36°49′39″S 73°03′05″W / 36.8276°S 73.0514°W / -36.8276; -73.0514