Roman Catholic Diocese of Mercedes

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Diocese of Mercedes
Dioecesis Mercedaniana
Location
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Statistics
Area 15,000 km2 (5,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
210,000
170,000 (81%)
Parishes 16
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 17 December 1960 (57 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, S.D.B.
Map
Uruguay - Diocesi di Mercedes.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mercedes (Latin: Dioecesis Mercedaniana) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic church in Uruguay.

History[edit]

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.[1][2]

The current bishop is Carlos María Collazzi Irazábal, who was appointed in 1995.

Ordinaries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Mercedes". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Mercedes". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-18.

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