Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Illapel

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Territorial Prelature of Illapel

Praelatura Territorialis Ilapensis

Prelatura Territorial de Illapel
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical provinceLa Serena
MetropolitanLa Serena
Statistics
Area10,350 km2 (4,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
82,000
78,000 (95.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established30 April 1960 (58 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of St Raphael in Illapel
Patron saintSt Raphael the Archangel
Current leadership
PrelateJorge Patricio Vega Velasco
Metropolitan ArchbishopRené Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas
Emeritus BishopsRafael de la Barra Tagle
Website
www.iglesia.cl/illapel

The Territorial Prelature of Illapel (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Ilapensis) is a territorial prelature located in the city of Illapel in the Ecclesiastical province of La Serena in Chile.

History[edit]

  • 30 April 1960: Established as Territorial Prelature of Illapel from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Serena and Diocese of San Felipe

Leadership[edit]

  • Prelates of Illapel (Roman rite)
    • Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (2010.02.20 – present)
    • Bishop Rafael de la Barra Tagle, S.V.D. (1989.06.17 – 2010.02.20)
    • Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme (1985.12.19 – 1988.02.24)
    • Bishop Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. (1966.06.27 – 1984.08.11)
    • Bishop Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. (Apostolic Administrator 1960 – 1966.06.27)

Sources[edit]

Coordinates: 31°38′00″S 71°10′09″W / 31.6333°S 71.1692°W / -31.6333; -71.1692