Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia (Latin: Placentin(us) in Hispania) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida-Badajoz, in Extremadura, western Spain.[1][2]

Diocese of Plasencia

Dioecesis Placentinus in Hispania

Diócesis de Plasencia
Catedral de Plasencia-4.JPG
Plasencia Cathedral
Location
CountrySpain
Ecclesiastical provinceMérida-Badajoz
MetropolitanMérida-Badajoz
Statistics
Area10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
272,654
266,724 (97.8%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established1189
CathedralNew Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary in Plasencia
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopAmadeo Rodríguez Magro
Metropolitan ArchbishopSantiago García Aracil
Map
Diócesis de Plasencia.svg
Website
Website of the Diocese

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nueva Gótica de Santa María (Gothic new cathedral), dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the city of Plasencia, which also has the Romanesque former cathedral Catedral Vieja Románica de San Pablo, dedicated to St. Paul.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2015, it pastorally served 261,853 Catholics (95.9% of 273,172 total) on 10,354 km² in 200 parishes with 177 priests (160 diocesan, 17 religious), 360 lay religious (31 brothers, 329 sisters) and 2 seminarians.

HistoryEdit

  • Established in 1189 as Diocese of Plasencia / Placentin(us) in Hispania (Latin).

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite) [3]

Suffragan Bishops of Plasencia
 
Tomb of Bishop
  • Gutierre Vargas de Carvajal (25 May 1524 – death 27 April 1559)
  • Pedro Ponce de Léon (26 Jan 1560 – death 17 Jan 1573), previously Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1550.06.27 – 1560.01.26)
  • Martín de Córdoba Mendoza, Order of Preachers (O.P.) (4 June 1574 – 13 June 1578), next Bishop of Córdoba (1578.06.13 – death 1581.06.05); previously Bishop of Tortosa (Spain) (1560.07.17 – 1574.06.04)
  • Francisco Tello Sandoval (13 June 1578 – death 8 July 1580), previously Bishop of Osma (Spain) (1567.03.03 – 1578.06.13)
  • Andrés de Noronha (11 Sep 1581 – death 3 August 1586), previously Bishop of Portalegre (Portugal) (1560.04.05 – 1581.09.11)
  • Juan Ochoa Salazar (7 August 1587 – death 9 March 1594,) previously Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada (Spain) (1577.09.11 – 1587.08.07)
  • Pedro González Acevedo (5 Dec 1594 – death 20 Nov 1609), previously Bishop of Orense (Spain) (1587.07.27 – 1594.12.05)
  • Enrique Enríquez de Almansa Manrique, Order of Saint Augustine (O.S.A.) (21 June 1610 – death 22 Jan 1622), previously Bishop of Osma (Spain) (1602.11.15 – 1610.06.21)
  • Sancho Dávila Toledo (11 July 1622 – death 6 Dec 1626), previously Bishop of Cartagena (Spain) (1591.04.26 – 1600.01.10), Bishop of Jaén (Spain) (1600.01.10 – 1615.07.20), Bishop of Sigüenza (Spain) (1615.07.20 – 1622.07.11)
  • Francisco Hurtado de Mendoza y Ribera (27 Jan 1627 – retired 1630) died 1634; previously Bishop of Salamanca (Spain) (1616.09.05 – 1621.03.17), Bishop of Pamplona (Spain) (1621.03.17 – 1622.11.14), Bishop of Málaga (Spain) (1622.11.14 – 1627.01.27)
  • Cristóbal de Lobera y Torres (2 Dec 1630 – death 21 Oct 1632), previously Bishop of Badajoz (Spain) (1615.11.06 – 1618.07.09), Bishop of Osma (Spain) (1618.07.09 – 1623.03.06), Bishop of Pamplona (Spain) (1623.03.06 – 1625.02.19), Bishop of Córdoba (Spain) (1625.02.19 – 1630.12.02)
  • Plácido Pacheco de Haro, Order of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.) (18 July 1633 – death 5 Oct 1639), previously Bishop of Cádiz (Spain) (1623.03.20 – 1633.07.18)
  • Diego Arce Reinoso (8 Oct 1640 – retired 3 April 1652), died 1665; previously Bishop of Tui (Spain) (1635.10.01 – 1638.03.22), Bishop of Ávila (Spain) (1638.03.22 – 1640.10.08)
  • Juan Coello Ribera y Sandoval (11 Dec 1652 – death 1655)
  • Francisco Guerra (bishop), O.F.M. (3 April 1656 – death 3 Dec 1657)
  • Luis Crespi y Borja, Congregation of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri (C.O.) (2 Sep 1658 – death 19 April 1663), previously Bishop of Orihuela (Spain) (1651.10.28 – 1658.09.02)
  • Alfonso Enríquez de Santo Tomás O.P. (28 Jan 1664 – 15 Sep 1664), next Bishop of Málaga (1664.10.15 – death 1692.07.30); previously Bishop of Osma (Spain) (1662.12.04 – 1664.01.28)
  • Diego Riquelme y Quirós (23 Feb 1665 – death 13 May 1668), previously Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1658 – 1661), Bishop of Oviedo (Spain) (1661 – 1665.02.23)
  • Diego Sarmiento Valladares (17 Sep 1668 – ? resigned 26 April 1677), previously Bishop of Oviedo (Spain) (1668.01.30 – 1668.09.17)
  • Archbishop-bishop Juan Lozano (bishop), Order of Saint Augustine (O.S.A.) (26 April 1677 – death 3 July 1679), previously Bishop of Tropea (Italy) (1646.12.17 – 1656.05.29), Bishop of Mazara del Vallo (Italy) (1656.05.29 – 1669.02.04), Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Sicily, Italy) (1669.02.04 – 1677.04.26)
  • Juan Álvarez Osorio (1679.11 – death? 1679 not possessed), previously Bishop of León (Spain) (1672 – 1679.11)
  • Juan Herrero Jaraba (17 March 1681 – death 27 April 1681), previously Bishop of Badajoz (Spain) (1677.11.08 – 1681.03.17)
  • José Jiménez de Samaniego, Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (24 May 1683 – death 14 June 1692)
  • Juan de Villacé y Vozmediano (13 April 1693 – death 9 April 1694)
  • José González Blázquez, Mercedarians (O. de M.) (24 Jan 1695 – death 9 Dec 1698), previously Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1688 – 1695.01.24)
  • Bartolomé de Ocampo y Mata (1 June 1699 – death 22 Sep 1703), previously Bishop of Segovia (Spain) (1694 – 1699.06.01)
  • José Gregorio de Rojas y Velázquez (7 April 1704 – death 24 Nov 1709), previously Bishop of León (Spain) (1694 – 1704.04.07)
  • Bartolomé Cernuda Rico y Piñeros (22 May 1713 – death April 1715)
  • Francisco Eustaquio Perea Porras (23 Sep 1715 – 3 July 1720), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Granada (Spain) (1720.07.03 – death 1723.09)
  • Juan Montalbán Gómez, Order of Preachers (O.P.) (16 Sep 1720 – death 12 Nov 1720), previously Bishop of Guadix (Spain) (1706.09.13 – 1720.09.16)
  • Francisco Laso de la Vega Córdova, O.P. (28 May 1721 – death 14 July 1738) previously Bishop of Ceuta (Spain) (1716.10.05 – 1721.05.28)
  • Pedro Manuel Dávila y Cárdenas (19 Dec 1738 – death 25 June 1742), previously Bishop of Islas Canarias (Canaries, insular Spain) (1731.08.06 – 1738.12.19)
  • Plácido Bailés (Baylés) y Padilla, Order of Saint Augustine (O.S.A.) (26 Nov 1742 – death 22 Jan 1747), previously Bishop of Huesca (Spain) (1738.03.03 – 1742.11.26)
  • Francisco Antonio Bustamante Jiménez (31 July 1747 – death 27 July 1749)
  • José Ignacio Rodríguez Cornejo (23 Feb 1750 – death Dec 1755)
  • Pedro Gómez de la Torre (24 May 1756 – death 3 August 1759)
  • Juan Francisco Manrique Lara (21 April 1760 – death 18 Jan 1765)
  • Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana y Butrón (5 June 1765 – 14 April 1766), next Metropolitan Archbishop of México )
  • José González Laso Santos de San Pedro (21 July 1766 – death 1803)
  • Lorenzo Igual de Soria (16 May 1803 – death 14 Sep 1814)
  • Antonio Carrillo Mayoral (10 July 1815 – death 19 March 1826)
  • Cipriano Sánchez Varela (3 July 1826 – death 13 March 1848)
  • Martino Piña y Giménez (5 Sep 1851 – death 25 Nov 1851)
  • José Ávila Lamas (27 Sep 1852 – 25 Sep 1857), next Bishop of Orense)
  • Bernardo Conde y Corral, Norbertines (O. Praem.) (21 Dec 1857 – 16 March 1863), next Bishop of Zamora)
  • Gregoria María López y Zaragoza (21 Dec 1863 – death 3 May 1869)
  • Pedro Casas y Souto (23 Sep 1875 – death 26 July 1906)
  • Francisco Jarrín y Moro (6 Dec 1906 – death 3 Nov 1912)
  • Manuel Torres y Torres (18 July 1913 – death 4 July 1914)
  • Ángel Regueras y López (26 May 1915 – 26 Oct 1923), next Bishop of Salamanca)
  • Justo Rivas Fernández (18 Dec 1924 – death 16 July 1930)
  • Feliciano Rocha Pizarro (28 Jan 1935 – death 16 August 1945)
  • Juan Pedro Zarranz y Pueyo (18 Feb 1946 – death 14 Nov 1973)
  • Antonio Vilaplana Molina (17 Sep 1976 – 9 Feb 1987), next Bishop of León)
  • Santiago Martínez Acebes (5 Jan 1988 – 30 Oct 1992), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Burgos)
  • Carlos López Hernández (15 March 1994 – 9 Jan 2003), next Bishop of Salamanca)
  • Amadeo Rodríguez Magro (3 July 2003 – 9 April 2016), next Bishop of Jaén (Spain) (9 April 2016 – ...)
  • José Luis Retana Gozalo (9 March 2017 – ...).

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia, Spain". Gcatholic.org. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Archbishop Gutierre Álvarez de Toledo" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

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