Roman Catholic Diocese of Valdivia

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Diocese of Valdivia

Dioecesis Valdiviensis

Diócesis de Valdivia
Catedral de Valdivia-torre.JPG
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Location
CountryChile
Ecclesiastical provinceConcepción
MetropolitanConcepción
Statistics
Area13,679 km2 (5,281 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
297,000
237,000 (79.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established14 June 1910 (109 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Patron saintOur Lady of the Rosary
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopIgnacio Francisco Ducasse Medina
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Website
www.obispadodevaldivia.cl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Valdivia (Latin: Valdivien(sis)) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Concepción in Chile.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, in the city of Valdivia, Los Ríos.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 145,500 Catholics (47.2% of 308,000 total) on 13,679 km² in 17 parishes with 27 priests (10 diocesan, 17 religious), 28 deacons, 60 lay religious (18 brothers, 42 sisters) and 2 seminarians

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

’’Ecclesiastical Superior(s?) of the independent mission
not available
BIOS TO ELABORATE
’’permanent Apostolic Administrators of Valdivia
’’Suffragan Bishops of Valdivia
    • Coadjutor Bishop: Arturo Mery Beckdorf (later Archbishop) (1944.07.29 – 1955.04.20)
  • José Manuel Santos Ascarza, Teresian Carmelites (O.C.D. ) (1955.09.21 – 1983.05.03)
  • Alejandro Jiménez Lafeble (1983.12.12 – 1996.02.29)
  • Apostolic Administrator Sergio Otoniel Contreras Navia (1995.04.29 – 1996.09.08)
  • Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, Salesians (S.D.B. ) (1996.06.28 – 2001.07.10)
  • Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (2002.05.31 – 8 June 2017)
  • vacant

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