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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia in Venezuela

Archdiocese of Valencia en Venezuela

Archidioecesis Valentinus in Venetiola
CatedraldeValencia.JPG
Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Help
Location
CountryVenezuela
Statistics
Area3,921 km2 (1,514 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,850,000
1,650,000 (89.2%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established12 October 1922 (97 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Socorro
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopReinaldo del Prette Lissot
Map
Arquidiócesis de Valencia (Venezuela).svg

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Valencia en Venezuela (Latin: Archidioecesis Valentinus in Venetiola) is an archdiocese located in the city of Valencia in Venezuela.

History

On 12 October 1922 Pope Pius XI established the Diocese of Valencia from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Caracas. Pope Paul VI elevated the diocese to an archdiocese on 12 November 1974.

Bishops

Ordinaries

  • Francisco Antonio Granadillo † (22 Jun 1923 – 13 Jan 1927)
  • Salvador Montes de Oca † (20 Jun 1927 – 22 Dec 1934)
  • Gregorio Adam Dalmau † (29 Aug 1937 – 12 Jul 1961)
  • José Alí Lebrún Moratinos † (19 Mar 1962 – 21 Sep 1972) Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas; future Cardinal
  • Luis Eduardo Henríquez Jiménez † (9 Nov 1972 – 16 Mar 1990)
  • Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (16 Mar 1990 – 19 Sep 2005) Appointed, Archbishop of Caracas (Cardinal in 2006)
  • Reinaldo del Prette Lissot (10 Apr 2007 – present)

Auxiliary bishops

  • José Joaquín Troconis Montiel (1977-1986)
  • Nelson Antonio Martinez Rust (1982-1992), appointed Bishop of San Felipe
  • Reinaldo del Prette Lissot (1993-1997), appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Maracay (later returned here as Archbishop)
  • José Sótero Valero Ruz † (1998-2001), appointed Bishop of Guanare

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

  • Alfredo José Rodríguez Figueroa † , appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela in 1974
  • Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela in 1990
  • Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval, appointed Bishop of Puerto Cabello on 1994
  • Tulio Luis Ramírez Padilla, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela in 2012

Suffragan dioceses

See also

Sources