Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guayaquil

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Guayaquil (Latin: Archidioecesis Guayaquilensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador.

Archdiocese of Guayaquil

Archidioecesis Guayaquilensis
Cathedral of Guayaquil.jpg
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Guayaquil
Statistics
Area18,711 km2 (7,224 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
3,357,000
3,022,000 (90%)
Parishes221
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established29 January 1838 (Erected as Diocese)
22 January 1956 (Elevated to Archdiocese)
CathedralCatedral San Pedro
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopLuis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M.
Auxiliary BishopsGuido Iván Minda Chalá
Giovanni Battista Piccioli
Antonio Crameri, S.S.C.
Bishops emeritusAntonio Arregui Yarza
Archbishop Emeritus
Victor Manuel Maldonado Barreno, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus
Map
Ecuador - Arcidiocesi di Guayaquil.jpg
Website
arquidiocesisdeguayaquil.org.ec

Special churchesEdit

  • Minor Basilica:
    • Basílica de Nuestra Señora de La Merced in Guayaquil

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Bishops of Guayaquil

  • Francisco Xavier de Garaycos (1838 – 5 Sep 1851), appointed Archbishop of Quito
  • Tomás Aguirre (22 Jul 1861 – 14 May 1868)
  • José María Lizarzabaru y Borja, S.J. (22 Nov 1869 – 17 Oct 1877)
  • Roberto Maria Pozo y Martin, S.J. (13 Nov 1884 – 1909)
  • Juan María Riera, O.P. (19 Jan 1912 – 20 Nov 1915)
  • Andrés Machado, S.J. (26 Apr 1916 – 22 Jan 1926)
  • Carlos María Javier de la Torre (20 Dec 1926 – 8 Sep 1933), appointed Archbishop of Quito (Cardinal in 1953)
  • Giuseppe Felix Heredia Zurita, S.J. (16 Dec 1937 – 2 Aug 1954)
  • Cesar Antonio Mosquera Corral* (11 Oct 1954 – 11 Mar 1969)

Archbishops of Guayaquil

*Became Archbishop on 22 Jan 1956

Coadjutor archbishopEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Coordinates: 2°11′41″S 79°53′01″W / 2.1947°S 79.8837°W / -2.1947; -79.8837