Roman Catholic Diocese of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia

The Roman Catholic Diocese of El Vigia-San Carlos del Zulia (Latin: Dioecesis Dioecesis Vigilantis-Sancti Caroli Zuliensis) is a diocese located in the cities of El Vigía and San Carlos del Zulia in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Maracaibo in Venezuela.

Diocese of El Vigia-San Carlos del Zulia

Dioecesis Vigilantis-Sancti Caroli Zuliensis
Location
Country Venezuela
Ecclesiastical provinceMaracaibo
Statistics
Area8,100 km2 (3,100 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
368,176
357,130 (97.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established7 July 1994 (27 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro in El Vigia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJuan de Dios Peña Rojas
Map
Diócesis de El Vigía-San Carlos.svg

HistoryEdit

On 7 July 1994 Blessed John Paul II established the Diocese of El Vigia–San Carlos del Zulia from the Diocese of Cabimas, Metropolitan Archdiocese of Maracaibo and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Mérida.

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Coordinates: 8°37′06″N 71°38′58″W / 8.6183°N 71.6494°W / 8.6183; -71.6494