Roman Catholic Diocese of El Alto

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Diocese of El Alto

Dioecesis Altanus

Diócesis de El Alto
Location
Country Bolivia
Ecclesiastical provinceLa Paz
MetropolitanLa Paz
Statistics
Area23,000 km2 (8,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,220,000
905,000 (74.2%)
Parishes54
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established25 June 1994 (24 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopEugenio Scarpellini
Metropolitan ArchbishopEdmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
Auxiliary BishopsFernando Bascopé Müller
Map
Bolivia - Diocesi di El Alto.png
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of El Alto (Latin: Dioecesis Altanus) is a diocese located in the city of El Alto in the Ecclesiastical province of La Paz in Bolivia.

History[edit]

  • 25 June 1994: Established as Diocese of El Alto from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Paz

Leadership[edit]

The list of Bishops of El Alto (Roman rite) and their years of service:

  1. Bishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (1994–2013) appointed, Archbishop of Sucre
  2. Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini (2013–Present)

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Coordinates: 16°31′39″S 68°13′31″W / 16.5274°S 68.2252°W / -16.5274; -68.2252