Roman Catholic Diocese of Riobamba

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Diocese of Riobamba
Dioecesis Rivibambensis
Riobamba Cathedral.JPG
Riobamba Cathedral
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical province Quito
Statistics
Area 7,014 km2 (2,708 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
510,000
399,000 (78.2%)
Parishes 56
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 December 1862
(as Diocese of Bolivar; renamed 25 August 1955)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz
Emeritus Bishops Victor Alejandro Corral Mantilla
Map
Ecuador - Diocesi di Riobamba.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Riobamba (Latin: Dioecesis Rivibambensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese located in Riobamba, Ecuador. This diocese was erected on 29 December 1862 as the Diocese of Bolivar (Latin: Dioecesis Bolivarensis) from territory of the Diocese of Cuenca. On 25 August 1955, it was renamed the Diocese of Riobamba. The diocese is currently led by Bishop Victor Alejandro Corral Mantilla.

Leadership[edit]

Bishops of Bolivar

  • José Ignacio Ordóñez (22 June 1866 – 1879)
  • Arsenio Andrade (13 November 1884 – 1907)
  • Andrés Machado, S.J. (16 November 1907 – 26 April 1916)
  • Ulpiano Maria Perez y Quinones (7 December 1916 – 27 December 1918)
  • Carlos María Javier de la Torre (21 August 1919 – 20 December 1926)
  • Alberto Maria Ordóñez Crespo (5 December 1930 – 7 January 1954)
  • Leonidas Eduardo Proaño Villalba (18 March 1954 – 25 August 1955)

Bishops of Riobamba

  • Leonidas Eduardo Proaño Villalba (25 August 1955 – 20 March 1985)
  • Victor Alejandro Corral Mantilla (4 September 1987 – 28 February 2011)
  • Julio Parrilla Díaz (12 January 2013 - present)

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