Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz

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Archdiocese of La Paz
Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia
Arquidiócesis de La Paz
Catedral Metropolitana de La Paz.JPG
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province La Paz
Statistics
Area 10,975 km2 (4,237 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,474,150
1,292,873 (87.7%)
Parishes 53
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 July 1605 (411 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
Auxiliary Bishops Aurelio Pesoa Ribera (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)
Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza (Auxiliary Bishop-elect)
Map
Bolivia - Arcidiocesi di La Paz.png
Website
www.arzobispadolapaz.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz (Latin: Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia) is an archdiocese located in the city of La Paz in Bolivia.[1][2]

History[edit]

  • July 4, 1605: Established as Diocese of La Paz in Bolivia from the Diocese of La Plata
  • June 18, 1943: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Paz

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Diocese of La Paz[edit]

Erected: 4 July 1605

Archdiocese of La Paz[edit]

Elevated: 18 June 1943

  • Jorge Manrique Hurtado (27 Jul 1967 - 24 Feb 1987 Retired)
  • Luis Sáinz Hinojosa, O.F.M. (24 Feb 1987 - 31 Jul 1996 Resigned)
  • Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero (31 Jul 1996 - )

Auxiliary Bishops of La Paz[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GCatholic.org: "Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Paz" retrieved November 16, 2015
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of La Paz" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Father Diego de Zambrana (de Carmona)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Domingo Valderrama y Centeno, O.P." retrieved January 12, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Pedro de Valencia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  6. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Archbishop Feliciano de la Vega Padilla" retrieved January 12, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de Franco y Luna" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Francisco de la Serna, O.E.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 26, 2016
  9. ^ "Archbishop Juan Queipo de Llano y Valdés" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Diego Morcillo Rubio de Suñón de Robledo, O.SS.T." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 16°29′47″S 68°08′03″W / 16.4963°S 68.1342°W / -16.4963; -68.1342