Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paraná

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Archdiocese of Paraná
Archidioecesis Paranensis
Arquidiócesis de Paraná
Catedral de Paraná, Entre Ríos, Argentina..JPG
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Paraná
Area 30,348 km2 (11,717 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
452,250 (90%)
Parishes 49
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 June 1859 (157 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Paraná
Patron saint Our Lady of the Rosary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Juan Alberto Puiggari
Emeritus Bishops Estanislao Esteban Karlic
Mario Luis Bautista Maulión
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Paraná (Latin: Archidioecesis Paranensis) is a metropolitan diocese. Its suffragan sees include Concordia and Gualeguaychú.


On 13 June 1859, Pope Pius IX established the Diocese of Paraná from the Diocese of Buenos Aires. It lost territory to the Diocese of Santa Fe when it was created in 1897 and the Diocese of Corrientes in 1910. The Diocese of Paraná was elevated to an archdiocese by Pope Pius XI on 20 April 1934. It lost territory two more times when the dioceses of Gualeguaychú (1957) and Concordia (1961) were created.[1][2]


Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1897 Diocese of Santa Fe
1910 Diocese of Corrientes
1957 Diocese of Gualeguaychú
1961 Diocese of Concordia

External links and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Paraná". Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Paraná". Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

Coordinates: 31°44′00″S 60°31′43″W / 31.7333°S 60.5287°W / -31.7333; -60.5287