Roman Catholic Diocese of Mar del Plata

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Diocese of Mar del Plata
Dioecesis Maris Platensis
Diócesis de Mar del Plata
Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province La Plata
Metropolitan La Plata
Statistics
Area 22,895 km2 (8,840 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
827,732
662,186 (80%)
Parishes 26
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 11 February 1957 (61 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Peter and St Cecilia in Mar del Plata
Patron saint Saint Cecilia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio Marino
Metropolitan Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer
Map
Diocesi di Mar del Plata.jpg
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mar del Plata (Latin: Dioecesis Maris Platensis) is in Argentina and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of La Plata.

History[edit]

On 11 February 1957, Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Mar del Plata from the Diocese of Bahía Blanca and the Archdiocese of La Plata. Territory was taken from the diocese in 1980 to form the Diocese of Chascomús.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1980 Archdiocese of La Plata Diocese of Chascomús

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Mar del Plata". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Mar del Plata". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-25.