Roman Catholic Diocese of Minas

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Diocese of Minas
Dioecesis Fodinensis
Location
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Statistics
Area 16,200 km2 (6,300 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
71,100
50,000 (70.3%)
Parishes 10
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 June 1960 (56 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jaime Rafael Fuentes
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Minas (Latin: Dioecesis Fodinensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in Uruguay.

History[edit]

The diocese was erected in 1960, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Montevideo. This diocese covers the Department of Lavalleja and northern portions of the Departments of Rocha and Maldonado. Its see is at the Cathedral of Minas.[1][2]

The current bishop is Jaime Rafael Fuentes, who was appointed in 2010.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • José Maria Cavallero † (9 Jul 1960 appointed - 29 May 1963 died)
  • Edmondo Quaglia Martínez † (29 May 1964 appointed - 12 Jul 1976 died)
  • Carlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. † (3 Nov 1977 Appointed - 17 Mar 1985 Died)
  • Victor Gil Lechoza † (9 Nov 1985 appointed - 21 Jun 2001 died)
  • Rodolfo Wirz, as Apostolic administrator (June 2001 - March 2004)
  • Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira † (6 Mar 2004 appointed - 1 Jul 2009 resigned)
  • Rodolfo Wirz, as Apostolic administrator (July 2009 - October 2010)
  • Jaime Rafael Fuentes (16 Oct 2010 appointed - present)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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