Roman Catholic Diocese of Morón

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Diocese of Morón
Dioecesis Moronensis
Diócesis de Morón
Catedral Basílica Inmaculada Concepción del Buen Viaje.jpg
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of the Good Journey
Location
CountryArgentina
Ecclesiastical provinceBuenos Aires
MetropolitanBuenos Aires
Statistics
Area130 km2 (50 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
655,000
511,737 (78%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established11 February 1957 (61 years ago)
CathedralCathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Morón
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopLuis Guillermo Eichhorn
Metropolitan ArchbishopMario Aurelio Poli

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Morón is and is a Latin rite suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Its cathedral episcopal see is a Minor Basilica : Catedral Basílica Inmaculada Concepción del Buen Viaje, in Morón, Buenos Aires, in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires, capital of the Morón partido, in the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 664,000 Catholics (90.7% of 732,000 total) on 130 km² in 53 parishes with 69 priests (53 diocesan, 16 religious), 30 deacons, 86 lay religious (25 brothers, 61 sisters) and 5 seminarians.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary[edit]

  • Auxiliary Bishop: Fernando María Bargalló (1994.04.27 – 1997.05.13)
  • Auxiliary Bishop: Carlos Walter Galán Barry (later Archbishop) (1981.02.11 – 1991.05.08)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources and external links[edit]

  • GCatholic - data for all sections [self-published]
  • "Diocese of Morón". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 17 May 2007. [self-published]