Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Real

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Diocese of Ciudad Real
Dioecesis Civitatis Regalensis
Diócesis de Ciudad Real
Ciudad Real - Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Prado 1.jpg
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Toledo
Metropolitan Toledo
Statistics
Area 19,813 km2 (7,650 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
500,060
493,060 (98.6%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 18 November 1875 (As Territorial Prelature of Ciudad Real)
4 February 1980 (As Diocese of Ciudad Real)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Meadows in Ciudad Real
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio Angel Algora Hernando
Metropolitan Archbishop Braulio Rodríguez Plaza
Emeritus Bishops Rafael Torija de la Fuente Bishop Emeritus (1980-2003)
Map
Diócesis de Ciudad Real.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Real (Latin: Civitatis Regalen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Ciudad Real in the Ecclesiastical province of Toledo in Spain.

History[edit]

  • 18 November 1875: Established as Territorial Prelature of Ciudad Real
  • 4 February 1980: Promoted as Diocese of Ciudad Real

Leadership[edit]

  • Prelates of Ciudad Real (Roman rite)
    • Victoriano Guisasola y Rodríguez (28 May 1877 - 27 Mar 1882 )
    • Antonio María Cascajares y Azara (27 Mar 1882 - 27 Mar 1884 )
    • José María Rancés y Villanueva † (10 Jun 1886 - 28 Nov 1898)
    • Casimiro Piñera y Naredo † (28 Nov 1898 - 28 Aug 1904 Died)
    • Remigio Gandásegui y Gorrochátegui (27 Mar 1905 - 28 May 1914 )
    • Francisco Javier de Irastorza Loinaz (11 Jul 1914 - 27 Jun 1922 )
    • Bl. Narciso de Esténaga y Echevarría (14 Dec 1922 - 22 Aug 1936 )
    • Emeterio Echeverria Barrena (29 Dec 1942 - 25 Dec 1954 Died)
    • Juan Hervás y Benet (14 Mar 1955 - 30 Sep 1976 )
  • Bishops of Ciudad Real (Roman rite)
    • Rafael Torija de la Fuente (30 Sep 1976 - 20 Mar 2003 )
    • Antonio Angel Algora Hernando (20 Mar 2003 - )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°59′12″N 3°55′52″W / 38.9867°N 3.9311°W / 38.9867; -3.9311