Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile
Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile
Escudo de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Chile.svg
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Chile
Statistics
Area 9,132 km2 (3,526 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,848,000
4,059,000 (69.4%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 27 June 1561 (455 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral of St James
Patron saint St James the Greater
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello
Auxiliary Bishops Andrés Arteaga Manieu
Cristián Contreras Villarroel
Pedro Mario Ossandón Buljevic
Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez
Emeritus Bishops Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus
Website
www.iglesiadesantiago.cl

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile) is one of the five Latin Metropolitan sees of the Roman Catholic Church in Chile. The current Archbishop is Ricardo Ezzati Andrello.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its Suffragan sees are :

Special churches[edit]

Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in the national capital Santiago de Chile.

It also has six Minor Basilicas: Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Carmen, a National Shrine, in wine town Maipú, and five more in capital Santiago itself : Basílica de Lourdes Lourdes, Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Basílica del Corazón de María, (all four Marian) and Basílica del Salvador, dedicated to the savior.

History[edit]

[1]

Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago in the city's central square.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 4,205,000 Catholics (66.9% of 6,290,000 total) on 9,132 km² in 213 parishes and a mission with 877 priests (250 diocesan, 627 religious), 339 deacons, 3,109 lay religious (1,255 brothers, 1,854 sisters), 46 seminarians.[1]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Santiago de Chile
Metropolitan Archbishops of Santiago de Chile
Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile
  1. Manuel Vicuña Larraín (see above 21 May 1840 - death 3 May 1843)
  2. Rafael Valentín Valdivieso y Zañartu (4 Oct 1847 - death 8 June 1878)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: José Miguel Aristegui Arostegui (1869.06.25 – death 1876.06.16), Titular Bishop of Himeria (1869.06.25 – 1876.06.16)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas (1877.12.31 – death 1897.09.26), first as Titular Bishop of Martyropolis (1877.12.31 – 1893.06.15), later promoted Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1893.06.15 – 1897.09.26)
  3. Mariano Casanova y Casanova (29 Nov 1886 - death 16 May 1908)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Jorge Montes Solar (1892.07.11 – death 1900.03.07), Titular Bishop of Amathus (1892.07.11 – 1900.03.07)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: José Ramón Astorga Salinas (1899.06.22 – death 1906.12.01), Titular Bishop of Martyropolis (1899.06.22 – 1906.12.01)
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Fernández Concha (1901.01.14 – death 1912.10.13), Titular Bishop of Epiphania (1901.01.14 – 1912.10.13)
  4. Juan Ignacio González Eyzaguirre (8 August 1908 - 9 June 1918), previously Titular Bishop of Flavias (1907.04.18 – 1908.08.08) as Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Chile (1907.04.18 – 1908.08.08)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Miguel Claro Vásquez (1908.06.01 – death 1921.05.21), Titular Bishop of Legio (1908.06.01 – 1921.05.21)
  5. Crescente Errázuriz Valdivieso (30 Dec 1918 - death 5 June 1931)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Rafael Edwards Salas (1921.06.22 – death 1938.08.05), Titular Bishop of Dodona (1910.05.27 – 1938.08.05), first as Military Vicar of Chile (Chile) (1910.05.27 – 1938.08.05)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Bishop-elect Miguel León Prado (1925.10.18 – 1925.12.14), no titular see; next Bishop of Linares (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1934.03.03)
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Luis Antonio Castro Alvarez, Picpus Fathers (SS.CC.) (1926.02.17 – death 1935.08.13), Titular Bishop of Lycopolis (1924.10.23 – 1935.08.13); previously Bishop of San Carlos de Ancud (Chile) (1918.02.21 – 1924.10.23)
  6. José Horacio Campillo Infante (11 August 1931 - retired 29 July 1939), emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Larissa in Thracia (1939.07.29 – death 1956.06.14)
  7. José María Cardinal Caro Rodríguez (28 August 1939 - 4 Dec 1958)
    1. Coadjutor Archbishop: Arturo Mery Beckdorf (1955.04.20 – 1961.05.14), Titular Archbishop of Phasis (1955.04.20 – 1976.05.28); previously Titular Bishop of Parnassus (1941.03.22 – 1944.07.29) as Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Antofagasta (Chile) (1941.03.22 – 1944.07.29), Coadjutor Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (1944.07.29 – 1955.04.20); later Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of La Serena (Chile) (1961.05.14 – 1963), Coadjutor Archbishop of La Serena (1963 – death 1976.05.28)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Augusto Osvaldo Salinas Fuenzalida, Picpus Fathers (SS.CC.) (1941.02.09 – 1950.08.03), Titular Bishop of Nisyrus (1941.02.09 – 1950.08.03); previously Bishop of Temuco (Chile) (1939.08.29 – 1941.02.09); later Bishop of San Carlos de Ancud (Chile) (1950.08.03 – 1958.06.15), Bishop of Linares (Chile) (1958.06.15 – retired 1976.12.14), died 1991
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Pio Alberto Fariña Fariña (1946.09.07 – death 1971.04.30), Titular Bishop of Citharizum (1946.09.07 – 1971.04.30)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Emilio Tagle Covarrubias (1958.01.10 – 1961.05.22), Titular Bishop of Arethusa (1958.01.10 – 1959.03.12); later Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum (1959.03.12 – 1961.05.22) as Apostolic Administrator of Santiago (de Chile) (1959 – 1961.05.14), Archbishop-Bishop of Bishop of Valparaiso (Chile) (1959.10.24 – 1961.05.14) (Chile) (1961.05.22 – retired 1983.05.03), died 1991
  8. Apostolic Administrator Emilio Tagle Covarrubias (1959 – 1961.05.14), Auxiliary Bishop : see above
  9. Raúl Cardinal Silva Henríquez, Salesians (S.D.B.) (14 May 1961 - retired 3 May 1983), President of Caritas Internationalis (1962 – 1965), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (1962.03.22 – death 1999.04.09), President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1963 – 1968 & 1972 – 1976); previously Bishop of Valparaiso (Chile) (1959.10.24 – 1961.05.14)
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Gabriel Larraín Valdivieso (1966.09.12 – retired 1968.01.19), Titular Bishop of Theudalis (1966.09.12 – resigned 1975), died 2008
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Ariztía Ruiz (1967.05.25 – 1976.12.11), Titular Bishop of Timici (1967.05.25 – 1976.12.11), also/later Apostolic Administrator of Copiapó (Chile) (1975 – siuccession 1976.12.11), next Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (1976.12.11 – retired 2001.05.26), President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1992 – 1995); died 2003
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Errázuriz Gandarillas (1969.01.31 – death 1973.08.31), Titular Bishop of Drusiliana (1969.01.31 – 1973.08.31)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Sergio Valech Aldunate (1973.08.27 – retired 2003.03.03), Titular Bishop of Zabi (1973.08.27 – death 2010.11.24)
    5. Auxiliary Bishop: Enrique Alvear Urrutia (1974.02.09 – death 1982.04.29), Titular Bishop of Sita (1974.02.09 – 1982.04.29); previously Titular Bishop of Columnata (1963.03.04 – 1965.06.07) as Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Talca (Chile) (1963.03.04 – 1965.06.07) (Chile) (1963.03.04 – 1965.06.07), Bishop of San Felipe (Chile) (1965.06.07 – 1974.02.09)
    6. Auxiliary Bishop: Jorge Maria Hourton Poisson (1974.02.18 – 1992.02.11), Titular Bishop of Materiana (1969.02.05 – 2011.12.05), first as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Puerto Montt (Chile) (1969.02.05 – 1974.02.18) and as Apostolic Administrator of Puerto Montt (1970 – 1974.02.18); next Auxiliary Bishop of Diocese of Temuco (Chile) (1992.02.11 – retired 2001.09.21), died 2011
    7. Auxiliary Bishop: Manuel Camilo Vial Risopatrón, Institute of Schönstatt Fathers (I.Sch.) (1980.03.21 – 1983.12.20), Titular Bishop of [Pauzera]] (1980.03.21 – 1983.12.20); next Bishop of San Felipe (Chile) (1983.12.20 – 2001.09.21), Bishop of Temuco (Chile) (2001.09.21 – 2013.05.14)
BIOs to ELABORATE
  1. Juan Francisco Cardinal Fresno (3 May 1983 - 30 March 1990)
  2. Carlos Cardinal Oviedo Cavada Mercedarians (O. de M.) (30 March 1990 - 16 Feb 1998)
  3. Francisco Javier Cardinal Errázuriz Ossa (24 April 1998 - 15 Dec 2010)
  4. Ricardo Cardinal Ezzati Andrello (15 Dec 2010 - ...).

Auxiliary episcopate[edit]

BIOs TO ELABORATE AND WORK IN [1]
    1. Auxiliary Bishop: Patricio Infante Alfonso (1984.08.07 – 1990.12.12)
    2. Auxiliary Bishop: Antonio Moreno Casamitjana (1986.04.22 – 1989.10.14)
    3. Auxiliary Bishop: Cristián Caro Cordero (1991.03.12 – 2001.02.27)
    4. Auxiliary Bishop: Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca (1995.03.11 – 1996.12.12)
    5. Auxiliary Bishop: Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (later Cardinal) (2001.07.10 – 2006.12.27)
    6. Auxiliary Bishop: Cristián Contreras Villarroel (2003.04.25 – 2014.03.07)
    7. Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando Natalio Chomalí Garib (2006.04.06 – 2011.04.20)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved 24 March 2017

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°26′15″S 70°39′06″W / 33.4376°S 70.6516°W / -33.4376; -70.6516