Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote

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Diocese of Chimbote

Dioecesis Cimbotiensis
Location
Country Peru
MetropolitanTrujillo
Statistics
Area23,500 km2 (9,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
655,000
570,000 (87.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen y San Pedro
(Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
and St. Peter
)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopÁngel Francisco Simón Piorno
Map
Diócesis de Chimbote.svg
Website
www.obispadodechimbote.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote (Latin: Cimbotien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Chimbote in the Ecclesiastical province of Trujillo in Peru.

History[edit]

On 26 November 1962 Pope John XXIII established the Territorial Prelature of Chimbote. It was promoted to the Diocese of Chimbote by Pope John Paul II on 6 April 1983.[1][2]

Bishops[edit]

Prelates of Chimbote[edit]

Bishops of Chimbote[edit]

  • Luis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. (1983-2004)
  • Ángel Francisco Simón Piorno (2004-Present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Chimbote". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-05.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Chimbote". Giga-Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-05.


Coordinates: 12°02′00″S 77°08′00″W / 12.0333°S 77.1333°W / -12.0333; -77.1333