Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Puerto Montt

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Archdiocese of Puerto Montt
Archidioecesis Portus Montt
Arquidiócesis de Puerto Montt
Iglesia de Puerto Montt.JPG
Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Puerto Montt
Statistics
Area 18,205 km2 (7,029 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
329,776
235,097 (71.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 11 April 1939 (78 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Puerto Montt
Patron saint Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Cristián Caro Cordero
Emeritus Bishops Savino Bernardo Maria Cazzaro Bertollo, O.S.M.
Website
www.arzobispadodepuertomontt.cl

The Archdiocese of Puerto Montt (in Latin: Archidioecesis Portus Montt) is a Metropolitan See of the Roman Catholic church, in Chile. Its suffragan dioceses are: Osorno, San Carlos de Ancud and Punta Arenas. The current archbishop is Mgr. Cristián Caro Cordero. Retired (emeriti) archbishops are: Savino Bernardo Maria Cazzaro Bertollo and Eladio Vicuña Aránguiz.

History[edit]

The diocese of Puerto Montt was created with territory carved out of the diocese of San Carlos de Ancud, on 11 April 1939, by Pope Pius XII and elevated to Archdiocese and Metropolitan on May 10, 1963. The "Virgen del Carmen" is the patroness saint of the archdiocese.

Diocesan statistics[edit]

The archdiocese, which comprises the entire province of Llanquihue in the Los Lagos region of Chile, covers a territory of 18,205 km² and has 31 parishes. The estimated catholic population of the diocese is about 235,000 out of a total population of 330,000.[1] The diocesan cathedral, located in the city of Puerto Montt, was built in 1870 in the doric style and is dedicated to the "Virgen del Carmen".

Bishops of Puerto Montt[edit]

Bishops:

  • Ramón Munita Eyzaguirre † (29 April 1939 - 23 November 1957 appointed bishop of San Felipe)
  • Alberto Rencoret Donoso † (21 March 1958, appointed as archbishop May 10, 1963 - 18 May 1970, resigned)

Archbishops:

Parishes and Sanctuaries[edit]

Parishes:

  • Matriz Nuestra Señora del Carmen, (Cathedral) Puerto Montt
  • San Pedro, Puerto Montt (Angelmó)
  • Cristo Rey, Puerto Montt
  • San Antonio de Padua, Puerto Montt (Bellavista)
  • Cristo Crucificado, Puerto Montt
  • María Madre y Reina, Puerto Montt
  • San Pablo, Puerto Montt
  • Buen Pastor, Puerto Montt
  • Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Puerto Montt
  • San Miguel Arcángel, Calbuco-Puluqui
  • María Inmaculada, Cochamó
  • Santo Toribio, Las Quemas
  • San Pedro, Los Muermos
  • San José, Llanquihue
  • Espíritu Santo, Fresia
  • Inmaculada Concepción, Frutillar
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Maullín
  • Santa Rosa, Nueva Braunau
  • Nuestra Señora de Fátima, Puerto Chico
  • Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Puerto Varas
  • Inmaculada Concepción, Río Frío
  • San Pedro, Rolecha
  • San Andrés, Tegualda

Sanctuaries:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°28′18″S 72°56′12″W / 41.4717°S 72.9367°W / -41.4717; -72.9367