Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia

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Diocese of Plasencia
Dioecesis Placentinus in Hispania
Diócesis de Plasencia
Catedral de Plasencia-4.JPG
Plasencia Cathedral
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Mérida-Badajoz
Metropolitan Mérida-Badajoz
Statistics
Area 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
272,654
266,724 (97.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1189
Cathedral New Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary in Plasencia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Amadeo Rodríguez Magro
Metropolitan Archbishop Santiago García Aracil
Map
Diocesisdeplasencia.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia (Latin: Placentin(us) in Hispania) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Mérida-Badajoz, in Estremadura, western Spain.[1][2]

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nueva Gótica de Santa María (Gothic new cathedral), dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and located in the city of Plasencia, which also has the Romanesque former cathedral Catedral Vieja Románica de San Pablo, dedicated to St. Paul.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 269,000 Catholics (96.8% of 278,000 total) on 10,000 km² in 200 parishes with 178 priests (161 diocesan, 17 religious), 419 lay religious (47 brothers, 372 sisters) and 5 seminarians.

History[edit]

  • Established in 1189 as Diocese of Plasencia / Placentin(us) in Hispania (Latin).

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite) [3]

Suffragan Bishops of Plasencia
  • Bricio (1190 – 1212)
  • Domingo (1212 – 1232)
  • Adán (1234 – 1262)
  • Simón (1263 – 1268)
  • Pedro Fernández (1269 – 1271), previously Bishop of Astorga (Spain) (1241 – 1265)
  • Pedro El Maestro (1272 – 1284)
  • Juan Alfonso (1285 – 1290)
  • Diego (1290 – 1295)
  • Domingo (1295 – 1326)
  • Juan (1329.08.01 – 1330.10.26)
  • Jimeno (1330.10.26 – 1332)
  • Benito (1332 – 1343)
  • Sancho (1344.05.12 – 1355.05.12)
  • Nicolás (1356.05.16 – 1362)
  • Juan Guerra (1364.07.07 – 1372)
  • Pedro de Manso (1372.09.03 – 1373)
  • Martín (1373 – 1375.10.05)
  • Pedro Martínez (1375.10.05 – death 1401.10.18)
  • Vicente Arias Balboa (1403.07.30 – death 1414.07.29)
  • Gonzalo de Stuñiga o Zúñiga (1415.12.18 – 1422), next Bishop of Jaén (Spain) (1422 – death 1456)
  • Diego Badán, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1422.10.02 – death 1423), previously Bishop of Badajoz (Spain) (1409.09.11 – 1415.12.18), Bishop of Cartagena (Spain) (1415.12.18 – 1422.10.02)
  • Gonzalo de Santa María (1423.07.02 – 1446), previously Bishop of Gerona (Spain) (1419 – 1419), Bishop of Astorga (Spain) (1419 – 1423.07.02); later Bishop of Sigüenza (Spain) (1446 – death 1448.12.12)
  • Juan Carvajal (10 August 1446 - death 6 Dec 1469) previously Bishop of Coria (Spain) (1443.10.11 – 1446.08.10 not possessed); created Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Angeli Custodi a Città Giardino (1446.12.16 – 1446.12.30?), transferred Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lucia in Septisolio (1446.12.30? – 1461.10.26), promoted Cardinal-Bishop of Porto e Santa Rufina (1461.10.26 – 1469.12.06), also still Cardinal-Deacon of S. Lucia in Septisolio in commendum (1461.10.26 – 1469.12.06), Apostolic Administrator of Zamora (Spain) (1467.10.30 – 1468), Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1469.01.11 – 1469.12.06)
  • Rodrigo de Ávila (29 Jan 1470 - Feb 1492 Died)
  • Gutierre Álvarez de Toledo (27 June 1496 - 28 August 1506) ?? Appointed Archbishop of Sevilla)[4]
  • Gómez de Toledo Solís (22 Dec 1508 - death 1521)
BIOs TO ELABORATE
Tomb of Bishop Pedro Ponce de León.

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/dioceses/diocese/plas0.htm
  4. ^ "Archbishop Gutierre Álvarez de Toledo" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  5. ^ "Bishop Martín de Córdoba Mendoza, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Francisco Guerra, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  7. ^ "Archbishop Juan Lozano, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop José González Blázquez, O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016

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