Roman Catholic Diocese of Florida

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Diocese of Florida

Dioecesis Floridensis
Catedral de Florida.jpg
Cathedral Basilica
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Thirty-Three
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical provinceMontevideo
Area22,600 km2 (8,700 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
91,000 (73.5%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established14 April 1897 (121 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica Santuario de la Virgen de los Treinta y Tres
Current leadership
BishopMartín Pablo Pérez Scremini
Emeritus BishopsRaúl Horacio Scarrone Carrero
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Florida (Latin: Dioecesis Floridensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Latin Rite in the ecclesiastical province (covering all Uruguay) of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Montevideo of the Roman Catholic church in southern Uruguay.

Its cathedral episcopal see is a minor basilica, the Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Lujan, dedicated to Our Lady of Lujan, in Florida, Uruguay.

The current bishop, Martín Pablo Pérez Scremini, was appointed in March 2008.




As per 2014, it pastorally served 91,500 Catholics (74.7% of 122,500 total) on 22,600 km² in 17 parishes and 72 missions with 29 priests (9 diocesan, 20 religious), 5 deacons, 70 lay religious (22 brothers, 48 sisters) and 1 seminarian.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishop of Florida–Melo
Suffragan Bishops of Florida

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Florida". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Florida". Retrieved 2013-04-18.

Sources and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°06′02″S 56°12′51″W / 34.1005°S 56.2142°W / -34.1005; -56.2142