Roman Catholic Diocese of Abancay

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Diocese of Abancay
Dioecesis Abancaiensis
Country Peru
Area 12,950 km2 (5,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2005)
310,628 (16.4%)
Parishes 17
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Secular priests 58
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gilberto Gómez González

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Abancay is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Peru. It was erected on April 28, 1958 from the territory of the Archdiocese of Cuzco with Alcides Mendoza Castro being made its first bishop. It is a suffragan see to the Archdiocese of Cuzco.

Gilberto Gómez González has been the bishop of the diocese since 2009.


  • Alcides Mendoza Castro (1962-1967)
  • Enrique Pélach y Feliú (1968-1992)
  • Isidro Sala Ribera (1992–2009)
  • Gilberto Gómez González (2009- )


See also[edit]

List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Peru

Coordinates: 13°30′59″S 71°58′41″W / 13.516276°S 71.977926°W / -13.516276; -71.977926