Roman Catholic Diocese of Mercedes
|Diocese of Mercedes|
|Area||15,000 km2 (5,800 sq mi)|
(as of 2004)|
|Established||17 December 1960 (57 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes|
|Bishop||Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, S.D.B.|
The diocese was erected in 1960, from parts of both the Diocese of Salto and the Diocese of San José de Mayo. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Montevideo. Its see is at the Cathedral of Mercedes.
The current bishop is Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, who was appointed in 1995.
- Enrico Lorenzo Cabrera Urdangarin † (31 Dec 1960 Appointed – 23 May 1974 Died)
- Andrés María Rubio Garcia, S.D.B. † (22 May 1975 Appointed – 14 Feb 1995 Resigned)
- Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, S.D.B. (14 Feb 1995 Appointed – )
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