Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartagena

The Diocese of Cartagena (Latin: Carthaginen(sis) in Hispania) is the diocese of the city of Cartagena in the Ecclesiastical province of Granada in Spain.[2][3]

Diocese of Cartagena

Dioecesis Carthaginensis in Hispania

Diócesis de Cartagena
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Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical provinceGranada
MetropolitanGranada
Statistics
Area11,319 km2 (4,370 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
1,335,792
1,195,792 (89.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1st Century
CathedralCathedral of Saint Mary in Murcia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJosé Manuel Lorca Planes (from 18 July 2009); he replaced Juan Antonio Reig Pla, who was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alcala
Metropolitan ArchbishopFrancisco Javier Martínez Fernández
Auxiliary BishopsSebastian Chico[1]
Bishops emeritusJavier Azagra Labiano Bishop Emeritus (1978-1998)
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

  • 1st century: Established as Diocese of Cartagena[2]

Reports of Sex AbuseEdit

On 18 May 2020, Cartagena Bishop José Manuel Lorca Planes announced the start of an "important inquiry" into sex abuse allegations spanning from 1950 to 2010.[4] At least eight potential victims have publicly come forward, and Lorca urged more accusers to publicly come forward as well.[4]

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