Roman Catholic Diocese of Guaranda

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Diocese of Guaranda
Dioecesis Guarandensis
Location
Country  Ecuador
Ecclesiastical province Province of Quito
Statistics
Area 3,336 km2 (1,288 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
188,500
162,100 (86%)
Parishes 30
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 December 1957 (59 years ago)
Cathedral San Pedro Cathedral
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ángel Polibio Sánchez Loayza
Map
Ecuador - Diocesi di Guaranda.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Guaranda (Latin: Dioecesis Guarandensis) is a diocese located in the city of Guaranda in the Ecclesiastical province of Quito. It was erected on 29 December 1957 from territory from the Diocese of Riobamba.

Leadership[edit]

  • Gilberto Tapia (10 Dec 1957 - 1959)
  • Cándido Rada Senosiáin, S.D.B. (31 Mar 1960 - 24 May 1980)
  • Raúl Holguer López Mayorga (24 May 1980 - 18 Jun 1990)
  • Miguel Angel Aguilar Miranda (11 Apr 1991 - 14 Feb 2004)
  • Ángel Polibio Sánchez Loayza (25 Nov 2004–present)

Special churches[edit]

The Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora María Natividad del Guayco (English: National Shrine of the Nativity of Our Lady) is located within the diocese, in the parish of Magdalena, canton of Chimbo.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 1°35′34″S 79°00′05″W / 1.5928°S 79.0014°W / -1.5928; -79.0014