Roman Catholic Diocese of Florida

The Diocese of Florida (Latin: Dioecesis Floridensis) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in southern Uruguay. It is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province (covering all Uruguay) of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Montevideo.

Diocese of Florida

Dioecesis Floridensis
Catedral de Florida.jpg
Cathedral Basilica
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Thirty-Three
Location
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical provinceMontevideo
Statistics
Area22,600 km2 (8,700 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
123,800
91,000 (73.5%)
Parishes16
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established14 April 1897 (125 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica Santuario de la Virgen de los Treinta y Tres
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMartín Pablo Pérez Scremini
Map
Uruguay - Diocesi di Florida.png

Its cathedra is a minor basilica, the Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Luján, dedicated to Our Lady of Luján, in the episcopal see of Florida, Uruguay.

The current bishop, Martín Pablo Pérez Scremini, was appointed in March 2008.

HistoryEdit

[1][2]

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 91,500 Catholics (74.7% of 122,500 total) on 22,600 km² in 17 parishes and 72 missions with 29 priests (9 diocesan, 20 religious), 5 deacons, 70 lay religious (22 brothers, 48 sisters) and 1 seminarian.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishop of Florida–Melo
Suffragan Bishops of Florida

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Florida". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Florida". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-18.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 34°06′02″S 56°12′51″W / 34.1005°S 56.2142°W / -34.1005; -56.2142