Roman Catholic Diocese of Ambato

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ambato (Latin: Dioecesis Ambatensis) is a diocese located in the city of Ambato in the Ecclesiastical province of Quito in Ecuador.

Diocese of Ambato

Dioecesis Ambatensis
Ecuador Ambato Basilica.JPG
Location
Country Ecuador
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Quito
Statistics
Area3,844 km2 (1,484 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
486,193
425,310 (87.5%)
Parishes48
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 February 1948 (74 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJorge Giovanny Pazmiño Abril, O.P.
Bishops emeritusGermán Trajano Pavón Puente
Map
Ecuador - Diocesi di Ambato.jpg
Website
diocesisambato.org

Special churchesEdit

LeadershipEdit

  • Bernardino Carlos Guillermo Honorato Echeverría Ruiz, O.F.M. (23 Oct 1949 – 10 Apr 1969), appointed Archbishop of Guayaquil; future Cardinal
  • Vicente Rodrigo Cisneros Durán (4 Jul 1969 – 15 Feb 2000), appointed Archbishop of Cuenca
  • Germán Trajano Pavón Puente (19 Apr 2001 – 20 Jan 2015)
  • Jorge Giovanny Pazmiño Abril, O.P. (20 Jan 2015–present)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 1°14′30″S 78°37′11″W / 1.24167°S 78.61972°W / -1.24167; -78.61972