Roman Catholic Diocese of Santo Domingo in Ecuador

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santo Domingo in Ecuador (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Dominici in Aequatoria) is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Portoviejo, in northern Ecuador.

Diocese of Santo Domingo en Ecuador

Dioecesis Sancti Dominici in Aequatoria
Catedral de La Ascension.jpg
Cathedral of the Ascension
Location
CountryEcuador
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Portoviejo
Coordinates0°15′0″S 79°9′0″W / 0.25000°S 79.15000°W / -0.25000; -79.15000Coordinates: 0°15′0″S 79°9′0″W / 0.25000°S 79.15000°W / -0.25000; -79.15000
Statistics
Area8,500 km2 (3,300 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
763,000
653,000 (85.6%)
Parishes58
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established5 January 1987 (Erected as Territorial Prelature)
8 August 1996 (Elevated to Diocese)
CathedralCathedral of La Ascensión
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopBertram Víctor Wick Enzler; appointed by Pope Francis on Tuesday, 24 March 2015; formerly, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guayaquil, in Guayaquil, Ecuador[1][2]
Map
Ecuador - Diocesi di Santo Domingo de los Colorados.jpg

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Catedral La Ascensión del Señor, dedicated to the Ascension, in the city of Santo Domingo de Los Colorados in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province, where a Future Cathedral is also under construction: Catedral El Buen Pastor, dedicated to the Good Shepherd.

HistoryEdit

  • Erected on 5 January 1987 as Territorial Prelature of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito
  • On 8 August 1996 elevated to bishopric as Diocese of Santo Domingo de los Colorados.
  • Renamed on 18 June 2008 as the Diocese of Santo Domingo en Ecuador.

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 785,000 Catholics (92.4% of 850,000 total) on 8,500 km² in 57 parishes and 381 missions with 87 priests (56 diocesan, 31 religious), 2 deacons, 120 lay religious (33 brothers, 87 sisters) and 18 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinariesEdit

(all Roman Rite)

Territorial Prelate of Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
Suffragan Bishops of Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
Suffragan Bishops of Santo Domingo in Ecuador

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