Roman Catholic Diocese of Villarrica

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For the diocese in Paraguay, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Villarrica del Espíritu Santo
Diocese of Villarrica
Dioecesis Villaricensis
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical province Concepción
Statistics
Area 18,630 km2 (7,190 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
385,000
270,000 (70.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 16 July 1901 (112 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Sagrado Corazón
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco Javier Stegmeier Schmidlin
Emeritus Bishops Sixto José Parzinger Foidl, O.F.M. Cap.
Website
diocesisdevillarrica.cl

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Villarrica (Latin: Villaricen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Villarrica in the Ecclesiastical province of Concepción in Chile.

History[edit]

  • 16 July 1901: Established as Apostolic Prefecture of Araucanía from the Diocese of Concepción and Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud
  • 28 March 1928: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Araucanía
  • 19 November 2001: Promoted as Diocese of Villarrica

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Villarrica (Roman rite)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Araucanía (Roman rite)
  • Prefects Apostolic of Araucanía (Roman rite)
    • Bishop Guido Benedetto Beck de Ramberga, O.F.M. Cap. (1925.01.20 – 1928.03.28)

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