Roman Catholic Diocese of Rafaela

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Diocese of Rafaela
Dioecesis Raphaëliensis
Diócesis de Rafaela
Catedral de Rafaela.JPG
Cathedral of St. Raphael
Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Metropolitan Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz
Statistics
Area 38,320 km2 (14,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
277,540
250,255 (80.2%)
Parishes 36
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 10 April 1961 (54 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Raphael in Rafaela
Patron saint Our Lady of Guadalupe
St Joseph the Worker
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Luis Alberto Fernández Alara
Metropolitan Archbishop José María Arancedo
Website
www.diocesisderafaela.org.ar

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rafaela (Latin: Dioecesis Raphaëliensis) is in Argentina and is a suffragan diocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz.

History[edit]

On 10 April 1961 Saint John XXIII founded the Diocese of Rafaela from territory taken from the Diocese of Reconquista and Archdiocese of Santa Fe.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diocese of Rafaela". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Rafaela". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-27.