Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montevideo

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Archdiocese of Montevideo
Archidioecesis Montisvidei
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Philip and St. James
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Area 540 km2 (210 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
850,000 (63%)
Parishes 77
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 14 August 1832 (184 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción y San Felipe y Santiago
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B.
Auxiliary Bishops Milton Luis Tróccoli Cebedio
Emeritus Bishops Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B.
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montevideo (Latin: Archidioecesis Montisvidei) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Uruguay.


Erected as the Apostolic Vicariate of Montevideo by Pope Gregory XVI on 14 August 1832, the vicariate was promoted to the Diocese of Montevideo on 13 July 1878 by Pope Leo XIII. It was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese on 14 April 1897.[1][2]

The new archdiocese became the Metropolitan of the suffragan sees: Canelones, Florida, Maldonado–Punta del Este, Melo, Mercedes, Minas, Salto, San José de Mayo, Tacuarembó.

Montevideo is the only archdiocese in Uruguay and its archbishop is thus seen as leader of the Uruguayan Church. The archdiocese's mother church and thus seat of its archbishop is the Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral.

The current archbishop of Montevideo is Daniel Sturla, SDB, since his installation on March 9, 2014. A year later he was created Cardinal by Pope Francis.


The Archdiocese is subdivided into ten Pastoral Zones.

List of Ordinaries of Montevideo[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Montevideo". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Montevideo". Retrieved 2013-04-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°54′26″S 56°12′17″W / 34.9071°S 56.2046°W / -34.9071; -56.2046