Roman Catholic Diocese of Minas

The Diocese of Minas (Latin: Dioecesis Fodinensis) is a former Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Catholic Church in Uruguay. When the final bishop of the diocese, Jaime Rafael Fuentes, retired in 2020, the Diocese of Minas was united with the Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este to form the Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del Este-Minas.

Diocese of Minas

Dioecesis Fodinensis
Location
CountryUruguay
Ecclesiastical provinceMontevideo
Statistics
Area16,200 km2 (6,300 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
71,100
50,000 (70.3%)
Parishes10
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established25 June 1960 (62 years ago)
Dissolved2020
CathedralCatedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
Leadership
PopeFrancis
Bishop(diocese suppressed)
Map
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HistoryEdit

The diocese was erected in 1960, and was a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Montevideo. This diocese coved the department of Lavalleja and northern portions of the departments of Rocha and Maldonado. Its cathedra was in the Cathedral of Minas.[1][2]

The final bishop was Jaime Rafael Fuentes, who was appointed in 2010.

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

  • José Maria Cavallero † (9 Jul 1960 appointed – 29 May 1963 died)
  • Edmondo Quaglia Martínez † (29 May 1964 appointed – 12 Jul 1976 died)
  • Carlos Arturo Mullín Nocetti, S.J. † (3 Nov 1977 Appointed – 17 Mar 1985 Died)
  • Victor Gil Lechoza † (9 Nov 1985 appointed – 21 Jun 2001 died)
  • Rodolfo Wirz, as Apostolic administrator (June 2001 – March 2004)
  • Francisco Domingo Barbosa Da Silveira † (6 Mar 2004 appointed – 1 Jul 2009 resigned)
  • Rodolfo Wirz, as Apostolic administrator (July 2009 – October 2010)
  • Jaime Rafael Fuentes (16 Oct 2010 appointed – 2 Mar 2020 retired)

Auxiliary bishopEdit

Other priest of this diocese who became bishopEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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