Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción (Latin: Sanctissimae Conceptionis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Concepción in Chile.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Concepción

Archidioecesis Sanctissimae Conceptionis

Arquidiócesis de Concepción
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical provinceConcepción
Statistics
Area11,330 km2 (4,370 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
1,176,000
612,000 (52.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established22 March 1563 (459 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Map
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Website
www.arzobispadodeconcepcion.cl

HistoryEdit

  • 22 March 1563: Established as Diocese of La Imperial from the Diocese of Santiago de Chile
  • 1603: Renamed as Diocese of Concepción
  • 20 May 1939: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Concepción

OrdinariesEdit

Diocese of La ImperialEdit

Erected: 22 March 1563

Diocese of ConcepciónEdit

Renamed: 1603

Archdiocese of ConcepciónEdit

Elevated: 20 May 1939

Other affiliated bishopsEdit

Coadjutor archbishopEdit

  • Arturo Mery Beckdorf (1955-1963), did not succeed to see; appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of La Serena

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Concepción (Santissima Concezione)" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Concepción" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e f Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 158. (in Latin)

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 36°49′39″S 73°03′05″W / 36.8276°S 73.0514°W / -36.8276; -73.0514