Roman Catholic Diocese of Zárate-Campana

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Diocese of Zárate-Campana
Dioecesis Zaratensis-Campanensis
Diócesis de Zárate-Campana
Location
CountryArgentina
Ecclesiastical provinceLa Plata
MetropolitanLa Plata
Statistics
Area5,903 km2 (2,279 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
900,000
636,000 (90.9%)
Parishes38
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established21 April 1976 (42 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Florentina in Campana
Co-cathedralCo-Cathedral of the Nativity of the Lord in Belén de Escobar
Patron saintOur Lady of Luján
Saint Joseph
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPedro Maria Laxague
Metropolitan ArchbishopHéctor Rubén Aguer
Emeritus BishopsRafael Eleuterio Rey, Oscar Sarlinga
Map
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Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese 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 of Our Lord, in Belén de Escobar, also in Buenos Aires Province.

History[edit]

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 Campana (credited in its title), (Belén de) Escobar, 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]

References[edit]

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

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