Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito is the Catholic archdiocese in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. It was established as the Diocese of Quito on 8 January 1545, before being elevated to archdiocese level in 1849 by Pope Pius IX.

Archdiocese of Quito

Archidioecesis Quitensis
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Catedral metropolitana Quito
Location
CountryEcuador
TerritoryProvince of Pichincha (except the cantons of Puerto Quito, Puerto Vicente Maldonado, and San Miguel de los Bancos
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Quito
Statistics
Area11,167 km2 (4,312 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
2,350,000
2,115,000 (90%)
Parishes173
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established8 January 1545 (Erected as Diocese)
13 January 1848 (Elevated to Archdiocese)
CathedralCatedral Primada de la Virgen Asunta al Cielo
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopAlfredo José Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B.
Auxiliary BishopsDanilo Echeverría Verdesoto
David Israel De la Torre Altamirano, SS.CC.
Bishops emeritusFausto Trávez Trávez, O.F.M.
Map
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Website
arquidiocesisdequito.com.ec

BishopsEdit

Bishops of Quito

Archbishops of Quito

  • Francisco Xavier de Garaycoa Llaguno (5 September 1851 – 2 December 1959)
  • José María Riofrío y Valdivieso (22 July 1861 – 2 April 1867)
  • José María de Jesús Yerovi Pintado, O.F.M. (2 April 1867 – 20 June 1867)
  • José Ignacio Checa y Barba (16 March 1868 – 30 March 1877)
  • José Ignacio Ordóñez (3 July 1882 – 14 July 1893)
  • Pedro Rafael González y Calixto (14 July 1893 – 27 March 1905)
  • Federico González Suárez (14 December 1905 – 5 December 1917)
  • Manuel María Pólit y Lasso (7 June 1918 – 30 October 1932)
  • Carlos María de la Torre (8 September 1933 – 23 June 1967); elevated to Cardinal in 1953
  • Pablo Muñoz Vega, S.J. (23 June 1967 – 1 June 1985); elevated to Cardinal in 1969
  • Antonio José González Zumárraga (1 June 1985 – 21 March 2003); elevated to Cardinal in 2001
  • Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (21 March 2003 – 11 September 2010); elevated to Cardinal in 2010
  • Fausto Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. (11 September 2010 – 5 April 2019)
  • Alfredo José Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (5 April 2019 – present)[11]

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Suffragan diocesesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bishop García Díaz Arias" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Bishop Pedro de la Peña, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Bishop Antonio Avendaño y Paz, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 9, 2016
  4. ^ "Bishop Salvador Ribera Avalos, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 11, 2016
  5. ^ "Archbishop Hernando de Arias y Ugarte" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 11, 2016
  6. ^ "Bishop Alfonso Santillán Fajardo, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 11, 2016
  7. ^ "Archbishop Francisco Sotomayor, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 11, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Agustín de Ugarte y Sarabia " Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016
  9. ^ "Bishop Alfonso de la Peña Montenegro" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  10. ^ "Bishop Sancho de Andrade de Figueroa" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  11. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 05.04.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 0°13′14″S 78°30′46″W / 0.2206°S 78.5128°W / -0.2206; -78.5128