Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cuenca

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Archdiocese of Cuenca

Archidioecesis Conchensis in Aequatore
Catedral de la Inmaculada Consepción en el Parque Calderon en Cuenca, Ecuador.jpg
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Azuay
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
635,000
604,000 (95.2)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established1 July 1786 (Erected as Diocese)
9 April 1957 (Elevated to Archdiocese)
CathedralCatedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopMarco Pérez Caicedo
Archbishop of Cuenca
Auxiliary BishopsJosé Bolivar Piedra Aguirre
Map
Ecuador - Arcidiocesi di Cuenca.jpg
Website
arquicuencaec.org

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuenca (Latin: Archidioecesis Conchensis in Aequatore) is an archdiocese located in the city of Cuenca in Ecuador. Erected as the Diocese of Cuenca from territory of the Diocese of Quito on 1 July 1786, it was elevated to archdiocese status on 9 April 1957.

Bishops[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Bishops of Cuenca

  • José Carrión y Marfil (18 Dec 1786 – 3 Jul 1798), appointed Bishop of Trujillo, Peru
  • José Cuero y Caicedo (3 Jul 1798 – 23 Dec 1801), appointed Bishop of Quito
  • Francisco Javier Fita y Carrión (y Lafita) (28 Mar 1803 – 24 May 1804)
  • Andrés Quintian Ponte de Andrade (9 Sep 1805 – 24 Jun 1813)
  • José Ignacio Cortázar y Labayen (15 Mar 1815 – 16 Jul 1818)
  • Félix Calixto Miranda y Suárez de Figueroa (21 May 1827 – 1829)
  • Pedro Antonio Torres (27 Jan 1843 – 17 Jan 1846)
  • José Manuel Plaza de la Tejera, O.F.M. (3 Jul 1848 – 22 Sep 1853)
  • Giuseppe Antonio Remigio Esteves de Toral (22 Jul 1861 – 2 May 1883)
  • Miguel León y Garrido (13 Nov 1884 – 31 Mar 1900)
  • Manuel Maria Polit y Laso (11 Jan 1907 – 7 Jun 1918)
  • Daniel Hermida Ortega (10 Mar 1918 – 30 Sep 1956)
  • Manuel de Jesús Serrano Abad* (16 Nov 1956 – 21 Apr 1971)

Archbishops of Cuenca

*Later became the Archbishop, as of 9 Apr 1957.

Coadjutor archbishop[edit]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Special churches[edit]

  • Cathedral: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cuenca
  • Minor Basilica: Basilica of the Perpetual Help, Cuenca

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 2°53′57″S 79°00′55″W / 2.89917°S 79.01528°W / -2.89917; -79.01528