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Roman Catholic Diocese of Loja

Diocese of Loja
Dioecesis Loianus
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical province Cuenca
Metropolitan Vicente Rodrigo Cisneros Durán
Statistics
Area 11,476 km2 (4,431 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
552,031
523,442 (94.8%)
Parishes 78
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 29 December 1862 (154 years ago)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz
Map
Ecuador - Diocesi di Loja.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Loja (Latin: Dioecesis Loianus) is a diocese located in the city of Loja in the Ecclesiastical province of Cuenca in Ecuador. It as erected on 29 December 1862 from territory of the Diocese of Cuenca.

Ordinaries

  • José María Massia, O.F.M. (17 Sep 1875 – 1902)
  • Juan José Antonio Eguiguren-Escudero (6 Mar 1907 – 15 Jan 1911)
  • Carlos María Javier de la Torre (30 Dec 1911 – 21 Aug 1919)
  • Guglielmo Harris (7 May 1920 – 1944)
  • Nicanor Roberto Aguirre Baus (23 Oct 1945 – 10 Oct 1956)
  • Juán Maria Riofrio, O.P. (10 Oct 1956 – 24 Jun 1963)
  • Luis Alfonso Crespo Chiriboga (2 Nov 1963 – 21 Sep 1972)
  • Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. (11 Dec 1972 – 2 May 1985)
  • Hugolino Cerasuolo Stacey, O.F.M. (2 May 1985 – 15 Jun 2007)
  • Julio Parrilla Díaz (18 Apr 2008 - present)

Special churches

  • National Shrine: Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora del Cisne in El Cisne

External links