Roman Catholic Diocese of Zárate-Campana

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Diocese of Zárate-Campana
Dioecesis Zaratensis-Campanensis
Diócesis de Zárate-Campana
Country Argentina
Ecclesiastical province La Plata
Metropolitan La Plata
Area 5,903 km2 (2,279 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
636,000 (90.9%)
Parishes 38
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 21 April 1976 (41 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Florentina in Campana
Co-cathedral Co-Cathedral of the Nativity of the Lord in Belén de Escobar
Patron saint Our Lady of Luján
Saint Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Pedro Maria Laxague
Metropolitan Archbishop Héctor Rubén Aguer
Emeritus Bishops Rafael Eleuterio Rey, Oscar Sarlinga
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Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Zárate-Campana of Zárate-Campana (Latin: Dioecesis Zaratensis-Campanensis) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Plata in Argentina, in central Argentina on the Atlantic coast.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Santa Florentina, dedicated to Saint Florentina, in Campana and it also has a co-cathedral: Cocatedral Natividad del Señor, dedicated to the Nativity, in Belén de Escobar, also in Buenos Aires Province.


It was created by Pope Paul VI on 21 April 1976, by the Papal Bulla "Qui consilio divino" as Diocese of Zárate–Campana / Zaraten(sis)–Campanen(sis) (Latin adjective), on territories split off from the Diocese of San Isidro and from the Diocese of San Nicolás de los Arroyos. The first bishop, Claretian Mgr. Alfredo Mario Espósito Castro, chosen by Paul VI on 21 April 1976, received his episcopal consecration and took possession of the see on 4 July 1976.

Extent and statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 660,000 Catholics (90.7% of 728,000 total) on 5,924 km² in 33 parishes and 89 missions with 88 priests (53 diocesan, 35 religious), 13 deacons, 178 lay religious (88 brothers, 90 sisters) and 27 seminarians.

It includes the cities of Escobar, Campana, Zarate, Baradero, Pilar, Exaltación de la Cruz and San Antonio de Areco, all in the northern part of Greater Buenos Aires.

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Zárate-Campana". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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