Roman Catholic Diocese of Arica

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Diocese of Arica
Dioecesis Aricensis
Diócesis de San Marcos de Arica
AricaIglesiaSanMarcos.jpg
Cathedral of St. Mark
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Antofagasta
Metropolitan Antofagasta
Statistics
Area 16,512 km2 (6,375 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
198,400
140,000 (70.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 17 February 1959 (58 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Mark in Arica
Patron saint St Mark the Evangelist
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Moises Carlos Atisha Contreras
Metropolitan Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme
Website
www.obispadoarica.cl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arica (Latin: Aricen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Arica in the Ecclesiastical province of Antofagasta in Chile.

History[edit]

  • 17 February 1959: Established as Territorial Prelature of Arica from the Diocese of Iquique
  • 29 August 1986: Promoted as Diocese of Arica

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Arica (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Moises Carlos Atisha Contreras, Sch.P. (2014.11.21 - present)
    • Bishop Héctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B. (2003.11.25 – unknown)
    • Bishop Renato Hasche Sánchez, S.J. (1993.05.15 – 2003.04.24)
    • Bishop Ramón Salas Valdés, S.J. (1986.08.29 – 1993.05.15)
  • Prelates of Arica (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Ramón Salas Valdés, S.J. (1963.10.08 – 1986.08.29)

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