Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciego de Ávila

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Diocese of Ciego de Avila

Dioecesis Caeci Abulensis
Location
Country Cuba
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Camagüey
MetropolitanCiego de Avila
Statistics
Area7,887 km2 (3,045 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
452,100
186,900 (41.3%)
Parishes4
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established10 December 1912 (106 years ago)
CathedralCatedral de San Eugenio de la Palma
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Bishops emeritusMario Eusebio Mestril Vega

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciego de Avila is a suffragan Latin diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Camagüey, in Cuba.

Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Eugene's Cathedral, Ciego de Ávila.

History[edit]

  • Established on 1996.02.02 as Diocese of Ciego de Ávila / Cæci Abulen(sis) (Latin), on Cuban territory split off from the then Diocese of Camagüey, now its Metropolitan.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2015, it served 190,343 Catholics (40.9% of 465,628 total) on 7,887 km² in 5 parishes and 36 missions with 8 priests (6 diocesan, 2 religious), 2 deacons, 18 lay religious (2 brothers, 16 sisters) and 1 seminarian .

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Ciego de Ávila

See also[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

  • GCatholic, with Google satellite photo - data for all sections
  • "Diocese of Ciego de Avila". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-12.

Coordinates: 21°50′29″N 78°45′37″W / 21.8414°N 78.7603°W / 21.8414; -78.7603