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Roman Catholic Diocese of Barcelona in Venezuela

Diocese of Barcelona

Dioecesis Barcinonensis in Venetiola
Country Venezuela
Ecclesiastical provinceCumaná
Area43,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,785,000 (93.5%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established7 June 1954 (65 years ago)
CathedralCatedral de San Cristóbal
Current leadership
BishopJorge Anibal Quintero Chacón
Bishops emeritusCésar Ramón Ortega Herrera
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Barcelona (Latin: Dioecesis Barcinonensis in Venetiola) is a diocese located in the city of Barcelona in the Ecclesiastical province of Cumaná in Venezuela.

On Thursday, 11 July 2014, the Vatican web site's online daily news bulletin, in the listing of resignations and appointments, stated that Pope Francis had appointed Bishop Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón, who had been serving as the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Margarita, as the Bishop-designate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Barcelona.[1]


On 7 June 1954 Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Barcelona from the Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar.

On 31 May 2018 from this Diocese was split off the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Tigre by Pope Francis.



  • José Humberto Paparoni † (4 Oct 1954 - 1 Oct 1959)
  • Angel Pérez Cisneros † (23 May 1960 - 18 Jun 1969) Appointed, Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida
  • Constantino Maradei Donato † (18 Nov 1969 - 16 Nov 1991)
  • Miguel Delgado Avila, S.D.B. † (16 Nov 1991 - 21 Jun 1997)
  • César Ramón Ortega Herrera (15 Jul 1998 – 20 Jan 2014)
  • Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón (11 Jul 2014 - )

Auxiliary bishop

  • José Manuel Romero Barrios (2012-2018), appointed Bishop of El Tigre

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