Roman Catholic Diocese of San Felipe, Chile

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Diocese of San Felipe
Dioecesis Sancti Philippi
Diócesis de San Felipe
Catedral San Felipe de Aconcagua.jpg
Cathedral of St. Philip
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Santiago de Chile
Metropolitan Santiago de Chile
Area 10,223 km2 (3,947 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
269,000 (79.8%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 18 October 1925 (92 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Philip in San Felipe
Patron saint St Philip the Apostle
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vacant
Metropolitan Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Felipe (Latin: Sancti Philippi) is a diocese located in the city of San Felipe in the Ecclesiastical province of Santiago de Chile in Chile. The diocese has been led by an apostolic administrator, Jaime Ortiz de Lazcano Piquer, since Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Cristián Contreras Molina on 21 September 2018[1] whom the Vatican had found innocent of charges of sexual abuse and who had had civil charges dropped for lack of evidence.[2]


  • 18 October 1925: Established as Diocese of San Felipe from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile



  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 21.09.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Pope Lets More Bishops Go as Part of Chile Sex Abuse Fallout". New York Times. Associated Press. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.


Coordinates: 32°45′05″S 70°43′26″W / 32.7514°S 70.7239°W / -32.7514; -70.7239