Roman Catholic Diocese of Petare

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Petare (Latin: Dioecesis Petarensis) is a diocese located in the city of Petare in the Ecclesiastical province of Caracas in Venezuela.

Diocese of Petare

Dioecesis Petarensis
Location
Country Venezuela
Ecclesiastical provinceCaracas
Statistics
Area177 km2 (68 sq mi)
Population
- Total
(as of 2021)
760,000
Parishes23
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established16 November 2021 (0 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Sweet Name of Jesus in Petare
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJuan Carlos Bravo Salazar

The diocese covers an area of the civil department of the municipality of Sucre, Miranda, and is made up of five civil parishes hitherto belonging to the metropolitan archdiocese of Caracas. It's divided into 23 parishes, having 57 priests and 5 seminarians all together as per 2021.

HistoryEdit

On 16 November 2021, Pope Francis established the Diocese of Petare, when it was split off from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Caracas.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Erezione della Diocesi di Petare (Venezuela) e nomina del primo Vescovo". the Holy See Press Service (in Italian). 2021-11-18.

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