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Roman Catholic Diocese of Chillán

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chillán (Latin: Chillanen(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Chillán in the Ecclesiastical province of Concepción in Chile.

Diocese of Chillán

Dioecesis Chillanensis

Diócesis de Chillán
Catedral de Chillán.JPG
Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical provinceConcepción
MetropolitanConcepción
Statistics
Area12,461 km2 (4,811 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
441,000
304,000 (68.9%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1916 (103 years ago)
CathedralCathedral St Charles Borromeo in Chillán
Patron saintSt Bartholomew the Apostle
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVacant
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Bishops emeritusAlberto Jara Franzoy, Carlos Pellegrín Barrera
Website
Website of the Diocese

HistoryEdit

  • 1916: Established as Mission “sui iuris” of Chillán from the Diocese of Concepción
  • 18 October 1925: Promoted as Diocese of Chillán

LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 21.09.2018" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

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