Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mendoza
|Archdiocese of Mendoza
Arquidiócesis de Mendoza
|Area||63,839 km2 (24,648 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||20 April 1934 (83 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Our Lady of Loreto in Mendoza|
|Patron saint||St James the Greater
Our Lady of the Rosary
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Carlos María Franzini|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Dante Gustavo Braida (Auxiliary Bishop-elect; appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday, April 11, 2015; formerly, Vicar General of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reconquista, in Reconquista, Santa Fe, Argentina)|
|Emeritus Bishops||José María Arancibia|
On 20 April 1934, Pope Pius XI established the Diocese of Mendoza from the Diocese of San Juan de Cuyo. It lost territory to the Diocese of San Rafael when it was created in 1961. At the same time, the Diocese of Mendoza was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope John XXIII on 10 April 1961.
2016-2017 sexual abuse scandal
On 5 May 2017, Kosaka Kumiko, a Japanese-Argentinian nun, was arrested and accused of helping priests sexually abuse children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities in Mendoza Province. Kumiko's arrest came after the arrests of two priests: Horacio Corbacho and Nicola Corradi.
- José Aníbal Verdaguer y Corominas (1934–1940)
- Alfonso María Buteler (1940–1973)
- Olimpo Santiago Maresma (1974–1979)
- Cándido Genaro Rubiolo (1979–1996)
- José María Arancibia (1996–2012)
- Carlos María Franzini (since 2012)
|Year||Along with||To form|
|1961||Diocese of San Rafael|
- "Archdiocese of Mendoza". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "Archdiocese of Mendoza". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "Argentina: Nun arrested for allegedly abusing deaf children". FOX News. Associated Press. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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