Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cumaná

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Archdiocese of Cumaná
Archidioecesis Cumanensis
Location
Country Venezuela
Statistics
Area 6,152 km2 (2,375 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
515,000
489,000 (95.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 12 October 1922 (94 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Metropolitana de Santa Inés
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Diego Padrón

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cumaná (Latin: Archidioecesis Cumanensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Cumaná in Venezuela.

History[edit]

On 12 October 1922 Pope Pius XI established the Diocese of Cumaná from the Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana. Blessed John Paul II elevated the diocese to an archdiocese on 16 May 1992.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Sixto Sosa Díaz † (16 Jun 1923 - 29 May 1943)
  • Crisanto Darío Mata Cova † (21 Oct 1949 - 30 Apr 1966) Appointed, Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar
  • Mariano José Parra León † (30 Nov 1966 - 12 Mar 1987)
  • Alfredo José Rodríguez Figueroa † (12 Mar 1987 - 17 Sep 2001)
  • Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez (27 Mar 2002 – present)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Cumaná". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19. [self-published source]
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Cumaná". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 

Coordinates: 10°27′54″N 64°10′29″W / 10.4649°N 64.1747°W / 10.4649; -64.1747