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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar

Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar

Archidioecesis Civitatis Bolivarensis
Ciudad Bolívar Cathedral.jpg
Cathedral of St. Thomas
Location
Country Venezuela
Statistics
Area109,769 km2 (42,382 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
570,000
547,000 (96.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established20 May 1790 (230 years ago)
CathedralCatedral de Santo Tomás
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopUlises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes, O. de M.
Map
Arquidiócesis de Ciudad Bolívar.svg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar (Latin: Civitatis Bolivaren(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela.

History

  • 20 May 1790: Established as Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana from the Diocese of Puerto Rico in Puerto Rico
  • 20 January 1953: Renamed as Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar
  • 21 June 1958: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar

Bishops

Ordinaries

  • Francisco de Ibarra y Herrera † (19 Dec 1791 – 14 Dec 1798) Appointed, Bishop of Caracas
  • José Antonio García Mohedano † (11 Aug 1800 – 17 Oct 1804)
  • Mariano Talavera y Garcés † (22 Dec 1828 – 1842)
  • Mariano Fernández Fortique † (12 Jul 1841 – 6 Feb 1854)
  • José Manuel Arroyo y Niño † (19 Jun 1856 – 30 Nov 1884)
  • Manuel Felipe Rodríguez Delgado † (30 Jul 1885 – 13 Dec 1887)
  • Antonio María Durán † (25 Sep 1891 – 18 Jul 1917)
  • Sixto Sosa Díaz † (5 Dec 1918 – 16 Jun 1923) Appointed, Bishop of Cumaná
  • Miguel Antonio Mejía † (22 Jun 1923 – 6 Oct 1947)
  • Juan José Bernal Ortiz † (21 Oct 1949 – 25 Jul 1965) Appointed, Archbishop (Personal Title) of Los Teques
  • Crisanto Darío Mata Cova † (30 Apr 1966 – 26 May 1986)
  • Medardo Luis Luzardo Romero † (26 May 1986 – 27 Aug 2011)
  • Ulises Antonio Gutiérrez Reyes, O. de M. (27 Aug 2011 – present)

Auxiliary bishops

  • Tomás Enrique Márquez Gómez (1963-1966), appointed Bishop of San Felipe
  • Francisco de Guruceaga Iturriza (1967-1969), appointed Bishop of Margarita
  • José de Jesús Nuñez Viloria (1982-1987), appointed Bishop of Ciudad Guayana

Suffragan dioceses

See also

References

Sources