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Roman Catholic Diocese of Machiques

Diocese of Machiques

Dioecesis Machiquesensis
Location
CountryVenezuela
MetropolitanMaracaibo
Statistics
Area25,350 km2 (9,790 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
325,000
282,000 (86.8%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established26 May 1943 (77 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopNicolás Gregorio Nava Rojas
Bishops emeritusRamiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Machiques (Latin: Dioecesis Machiquesensis) is a diocese located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maracaibo in Venezuela.

History

On 26 May 1943 Pope Pius XII erected the diocese as an Apostolic Vicariate. The Vicariate was elevated to a full diocese by Pope Benedict XVI on 9 April 2011.

Ordinaries

  • Ángel Turrado Moreno, O.F.M. Cap. † (4 Sep 1944 – Jan 1954)
  • Miguel Saturnino Aurrecoechea Palacios, O.F.M. Cap. † (19 Dec 1955 – 10 Mar 1986)
  • Agustín Romualdo Alvarez Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. † (10 Mar 1986 – 7 Oct 1995)
  • Ramiro Díaz Sánchez, O.M.I. (24 Jan 1997 – 9 Apr 2011)
  • Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (9 Apr 2011 – 21 Dec 2018), appointed Bishop of Barinas
  • Nicolás Gregorio Nava Rojas (19 Oct 2019 -

See also

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