Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago del Estero

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Diocese of Santiago del Estero
Dioecesis Sancti Iacobi de Estero
Diócesis de Santiago del Estero
Santiago cathedral.jpg
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Location
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province Tucumán
Metropolitan Tucumán
Statistics
Area 81,969 km2 (31,648 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
686,000
605,000 (88.2%)
Parishes 44
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 March 1907 (110 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in San Miguel de Tucumán
Patron saint St James the Greater
Our Lady of Consolation Sumampa
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Vicente Bokalic Iglic
Metropolitan Archbishop Alfredo Zecca
Auxiliary Bishops Ariel Edgardo Torrado Mosconi (appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nueve de Julio, in Nueve de Julio, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, by Pope Francis, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015; he will assist and eventually succeed the diocesan Bishop there when he retires or dies)[1][2]
Emeritus Bishops Juan Carlos Maccarone
Francisco Polti Santillán
Website
www.obispadosgo.org.ar

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago del Estero (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Iacobi de Estero) is in Argentina and is a suffragan diocese of Tucumán.

History[edit]

On 10 April 1961 Pope John XXIII founded the Diocese of Santiago del Estero from territory taken from the Diocese of Tucumán. It lost territory to the Diocese of Añatuya when it was created in 1961.[3][4]

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