Roman Catholic Diocese of Machiques

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Diocese of Machiques
Dioecesis Machiquesensis
Location
Country Venezuela
Metropolitan Maracaibo
Statistics
Area 25,350 km2 (9,790 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
325,000
282,000 (86.8%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 26 May 1943 (72 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jesus Alfonzo Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap.
Emeritus Bishops Ramiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Machiques (Latin: Dioecesis Machiquesensis) is a diocese located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maracaibo in Venezuela.

History[edit]

On 26 May 1943 Pope Pius XII erected the diocese as an Apostolic Vicariate. The Vicariate was elevated to a full diocese by Pope Benedict XVI on 9 April 2011.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Ángel Turrado Moreno, O.F.M. Cap. † (4 Sep 1944 - Jan 1954)
  • Miguel Saturnino Aurrecoechea Palacios, O.F.M. Cap. † (19 Dec 1955 - 10 Mar 1986)
  • Agustín Romualdo Alvarez Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. † (10 Mar 1986 - 7 Oct 1995)
  • Ramiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I. (24 Jan 199 - 9 Apr 2011)
  • Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (9 Apr 2011 - present)

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