Roman Catholic Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este

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Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este
Dioecesis Maldonadensis-Orientalis Orae
Maldonado-Kirche.jpg
Cathedral of St. Fernando
Location
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Statistics
Area 13,000 km2 (5,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
180,000
160,000 (88.9%)
Parishes 15
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 January 1966 (52 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de San Fernando
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rodolfo Pedro Wirz Kraemer
Map
Uruguay - Diocesi di Maldonado-Punta del Este.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este (Latin: Dioecesis Maldonadensis-Orientalis Orae) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Uruguay.

History[edit]

The diocese was erected in 1966, from the Diocese of Minas and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Montevideo. This diocese covers almost all the Department of Maldonado and the southern half of the Department of Rocha. Its see is at the Cathedral of Maldonado.[1][2]

The current bishop is Rodolfo Pedro Wirz Kraemer, who was appointed in 1994.

Ordinaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 

Coordinates: 34°54′31″S 54°57′33″W / 34.9087°S 54.9592°W / -34.9087; -54.9592