Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Archidioecesis Sanctae Crucis de Sierra
Arquidiócesis de Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Basílica Menor de San Lorenzo Santa Cruz Bolivia.jpg
Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of St. Lawrence
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical province Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Statistics
Area 50,000 km2 (19,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
2,291,000
1,805,000 (78.8%)
Parishes 72
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 July 1605 (411 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Lawrence in Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Sergio Alfredo Gualberti
Auxiliary Bishops Stanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman
René Leigue Cesari
Braulio Sáez Garcia
Map
Bolivia - Arcidiocesi di Santa Cruz de la Sierra.png
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Latin: Archidioecesis Sanctae Crucis de Sierra) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia. It was erected as the Diocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra by Pope Paul V on July 5, 1605, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Paul VI on July 30, 1975, with the suffragan see of San Ignacio de Velasco.

The seat of its archbishop is Cathedral-Basilica of San Lorenzo. The current Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Sergio Alfredo Gualberti.

Ordinaries[edit]

Diocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra[edit]

founded July 5, 1605

Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra[edit]

elevated July 30, 1975

  • Luis Aníbal Rodríguez Pardo (1975 - 1991 Retired)
  • Julio Cardenal Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R. (1991 - 2013 Retired)
  • Sergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina (2013 - )

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

  • Rafael de La Vara (1800 - 1806)
  • Luis Aníbal Rodríguez Pardo (1952 - 1953)
  • José Armando Gutiérrez Granier (1954 - 1956)
  • Carlos Arturo Brown, M.M. (1957 - 1995)
  • Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B. (1986 - 1998)
  • Nino Marzoli, C.R. (1992 - 2000)
  • Stanisław Dowlaszewicz Billman, O.F.M. Conv. (2001–present)
  • Braulio Sáez Garcia, O.C.D. (2003–present)
  • René Leigue Cesari (2013–present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishop Antonio Calderón de León" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  2. ^ "Bishop Fernando de Ocampo, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Juan de Ribera, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Bernardino de Cárdenas Ponce, O.F.M." retrieved January 10, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Juan de Esturizada, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Pedro Cárdenas y Arbieto" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Juan de los Ríos y Berriz" retrieved January 10, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Juan Francisco de Padilla y San Martín, O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Pedro Vásquez de Velasco" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 20, 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 17°47′03″S 63°10′54″W / 17.7841°S 63.1818°W / -17.7841; -63.1818