Roman Catholic Diocese of Escuintla

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Diocese of Escuintla
Dioecesis Escuintlensis
Location
Country Guatemala
Ecclesiastical province Province of Guatemala City
Metropolitan Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B.
Statistics
Area 4,384 km2 (1,693 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,149,000
887,000 (77.2%)
Parishes 17
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 28 July 1994 (22 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora de Concepción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Victor Hugo Palma Paúl
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Escuintla (erected 28 July 1994, as the Territorial Prelature of Escuintla) is a Latin suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guatemala.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nuestra Señora de Concepción, in Escuintla.

History[edit]

It was established on 1969.05.09 as Territorial Prelature of Escuintla on territory splitt off from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guatemala, still its Metropolitan. On 28 July 1994 it was promoted to diocese.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

Territorial Prelates of Escuintla
Suffragan Bishops of Escuintla

Sources, External links and references[edit]

Coordinates: 14°18′04″N 90°47′08″W / 14.3012°N 90.7856°W / 14.3012; -90.7856