Roman Catholic Diocese of Margarita

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Diocese of Margarita
Dioecesis Margaritensis
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Location
Country Venezuela
Ecclesiastical province Cumaná
Statistics
Area 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
398,712
335,815 (84.2%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 18 July 1969 (49 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora de La Asunción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco José Castro Aguayo
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Margarita (Latin: Dioecesis Margaritensis) is a diocese located on the island of Isla Margarita in the Ecclesiastical province of Cumaná in Venezuela.

History[edit]

On 18 July 1969 Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Margarita from the Diocese of Cumaná.[1][2]

Special churches[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Francisco de Guruceaga Iturriza † (18 Jun 1969 – 2 Oct 1973) Appointed, Bishop of La Guaira
  • Tulio Manuel Chirivella Varela (5 Apr 1974 – 18 Oct 1982) Appointed, Archbishop of Barquisimeto
  • César Ramón Ortega Herrera (25 Aug 1983 – 15 Jul 1998) Appointed, Bishop of Barcelona
  • Rafael Ramón Conde Alfonzo (18 Mar 1999 – 12 Feb 2008) Appointed, Bishop of Maracay
  • Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón (19 Dec 2008 – 11 Jul 2014) Appointed, Bishop of Barcelona[3]
  • Francisco José Castro Aguayo (4 Aug 2015 – present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Margarita". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19.[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Diocese of Margarita". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  3. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2014/07/11/0513/01148.html