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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud (in Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Caroli Anduciae) is a suffragan diocese of the archdiocese of Puerto Montt, in Chile. Its current bishop is Mgr. Juan María Florindo Agurto Muñoz. The retired (emeritus) bishop is Mgr. Juan Luis Ysern de Arce.

Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud

Dioecesis Sancti Caroli Anduciae

Diócesis de San Carlos de Ancud
Location
CountryChile
Ecclesiastical provincePuerto Montt
MetropolitanPuerto Montt
Statistics
Area24,483 km2 (9,453 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
171,000
139,000 (81.3%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1 July 1840 (178 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Tabernacle in Ancud
Patron saintSt Charles Borromeo
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJuan Maria Florindo Agurto Muñoz
Metropolitan ArchbishopCristián Caro Cordero
Emeritus BishopsJuan Luis Ysern de Arce
Website
www.obispadodeancud.cl

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HistoryEdit

The diocese is one of the oldest catholic dioceses in Chile. It was established by Pope Gregory XVI, by means of the Bulla "Ubi Primum" on 1 July 1840. The current Chilean dioceses of Villarrica, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas and the Apostolic Vicariate of Aysén have all been carved out of the original territory of the diocese of San Carlos de Ancud, at different times.

Diocesan statisticsEdit

The diocese, which comprises the provinces of Chiloé and Palena, in the Los Lagos region of Chile, covers a territory of 24,283 km² and has 26 parishes. Its estimated catholic population is about 117,000 out of a total population of 152,000. The diocesan cathedral ("El Sagrario" parish), is located in the city of Ancud.

Bishops of San Carlos de AncudEdit

  • Justo Donoso Vivanco † (3 July 1848 – 19 March 1853, appointed bishop of La Serena)
  • Vicente Gabriel Tocornal Velasco † (10 March 1853 – 11 November 1857, died)
  • Juan Francisco de Paula Solar Mery † (20 March 1857 – 21 April 1882, died)
  • Agustín Lucero Lazcano † (11 December 1886 – 3 December 1897, died)
  • Ramón Angel Jara Ruz † (28 April 1898 – 31 August 1909 appointed bishop of La Serena)
  • Pedro Armengol Valenzuela Poblete † (30 June 1910 – 16 December 1916, resigned)
  • Luis Antonio Castro Alvarez † (21 February 1918 – 23 October 1924, resigned)
  • Abraham Aguilera Bravo † (24 October 1924 – 30 April 1933, died)
  • Ramón Munita Eyzaguirre † (22 January 1934 – 29 April 1939 appointed bishop of Puerto Montt)
  • Hernán Frías Hurtado † (28 March 1940 – 13 January 1945 appointed bishop of Antofagasta)
  • Cándido Rada Senosiáin † (9 June 1945 – 22 December 1949, resigned)
  • Osvaldo Salinas Fuenzalida † (3 August 1950 – 15 June 1958 appointed bishop of Linares)
  • Alejandro Durán Moreira † (17 April 1959 – 31 March 1966 appointed bishop of Los Angeles)
  • Sergio Otoniel Contreras Navia † (21 November 1966 – 25 January 1974 appointed auxiliary bishop of Concepción)
  • Juan Luis Ysern de Arce (13 May 1974 – 15 September 2005 retired)
  • Juan Maria Florindo Agurto Muñoz (15 September 2005 succeeded – )

ParishesEdit

  • El Sagrario, (Cathedral) Ancud
  • San Antonio, Chacao
  • San Ramón, Nal
  • Nuestra Señora del Tránsito, Lliuco
  • Patrocinio San José, Quemchi
  • Santa María de Loreto, Achao
  • Apóstol Santiago, Castro
  • Sagrado Corazón, Castro
  • San Judas, Curaco de Vélez
  • Santos Reyes, Chaulinec
  • Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Chelín
  • Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, Dalcahue
  • San Francisco Javier, Mechuque
  • Corazón de María, Quilquico
  • Natividad de María, Rilán
  • Patrocinio San José, Tenaún
  • Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Volgue
  • Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro, Quenac
  • San Carlos, Chonchi
  • San Pedro Nolasco, Puqueldón
  • Nuestra Señora del Tránsito, Queilén
  • San Antonio, Quellón
  • San Juan Bautista, Rauco
  • Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, Chaitén

External linksEdit

  • Diocese of San Carlos de Ancud at the Catholic-hierarchy website
  •   Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "San Carlos de Ancud" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 41°52′08″S 73°49′45″W / 41.8688°S 73.8291°W / -41.8688; -73.8291