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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Arequipa

Peru Peru

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 27,587 km²

Population: 1,056,425 Catholics (89.0% of 1,186,995 total) (2014)

Suffragan Sees: Puno, Tacna y Moquegua, Ayaviri, Chuquibamba, Juli

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chuquibamba (←), Sicuani (↑), Puno (→), Tacna y Moquegua (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: February 3

Statistics: 73 parishes, 166 missions, 194 priests (104 diocesan, 90 religious), 483 lay religious (158 brothers, 325 sisters), 68 seminarians (2014)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2006.10.20 – ...):Archbishop Javier Augusto del Río Alba (59)Archbishop Javier Augusto del Río Alba (59)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Arequipa (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Javier Augusto del Río Alba (59)Archbishop Javier Augusto del Río Alba (59)Permalink
(2006.10.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru)
Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru

Surgite eamus

Born:1957.12.22 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1992.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:2004.11.21

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2004.10.12 – 2006.07.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Callao (Peru) (2004.10.12 – 2006.07.11)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (2006.07.11 – 2006.10.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (2006.10.20 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Peru (2012.01 – ...)

Archbishop José Paulino Ríos Reynoso (72)Archbishop José Paulino Ríos Reynoso (72)Permalink
(2003.11.29 – 2006.10.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Arequipa (Peru)

Born:1944.10.04 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.06

Metropolitan Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) (1995.12.02 – 2003.11.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (2003.11.29 – 2006.10.20)

Archbishop Luis Sánchez-Moreno LiraPermalink
(1996.03.02 – 2003.11.29)

Born:1925.11.12 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1957.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:1961.04.30
Died:2009.09.28 († 83)

Auxiliary Bishop of Chiclayo (Peru) (1961.04.30 – 1968.04.26)

Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1961.04.30 – 1978.01.10)

Bishop-Prelate of Yauyos (Peru) (1968.04.26 – 1996.03.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1996.03.02 – 2003.11.29)

Archbishop Fernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio, S.J.Permalink
(1980.09.26 – 1996.03.02)

Born:1918.03.08 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.13
Died:2003.12.08 († 85)

Bishop of Huaraz (Peru) (1971.09.21 – 1978.01.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru) (1978.01.18 – 1980.09.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1980.09.26 – 1996.03.02)

Archbishop Leonardo José Rodriguez Ballón, O.F.M.Permalink
(1946.06.13 – 1980.07.07)

Born:1909.03.10 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1935.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:1944.02.06
Died:1992.10.05 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Isinda (1943.12.30 – 1945.07.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru) (1943.12.30 – 1945.07.06)

Bishop of Huancayo (Peru) (1945.07.06 – 1946.06.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1946.06.13 – 1980.07.07)

Archbishop Mariano Holguin, O.F.M.Permalink
(1943.05.23 – 1945.12.24)

Born:1860.10.05 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1886.02.28
Died:1945.12.24 († 85)

Bishop of Huaraz (Peru) (1904.07.02 – 1906.05.30)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1906.05.30 – 1943.05.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1943.05.23 – 1945.12.24)

Bishops of Arequipa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mariano Holguin, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1906.05.30 – 1943.05.23)

(see above)

Bishop Manuel Segundo Ballón ManriquePermalink
(1898.08.25 – 1906)

Born:1854.05.31 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1879.07.20
Consecrated Bishop:1897.03.21
Died:1923.08.21 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Germanicia (1896.11.30 – 1898.08.25)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1898.08.25 – 1906)

Titular Bishop of Arabissus (1909.08.11 – 1923.08.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru) (1909.08.11 – 1923.08.21)

Bishop Juan María Ambrosio HuertaPermalink
(1880.08.20 – 1896)

Born:1823.12.07 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1865.06.17
Died:1896 († 73)

Bishop of Puno (Peru) (1864.11.02 – 1873)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1880.08.20 – 1896)

Bishop José Benedicto TorresPermalink
(1868.06.22 – 1880)

Born:1814.03.21 (Italy)
Died:1880 († 66)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1868.06.22 – 1880)

Bishop José Lucas BarrancoPermalink
(1866 – 1868?)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1866 – 1868?)

Bishop Juan CalienesPermalink
(1865.03.27 – 1866)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1865.03.27 – 1866)

Fr. José Manuel VargasPermalink
(1864 – 1864 not possessed)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1864 – 1864 not possessed)

Bishop Bartolomé HerreraPermalink
(1859.09.26 – 1864)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1859.09.26 – 1864)

Bishop José Sebastian Goyeneche Barreda (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1817.04.14 – 1859.09.26)

Born:1784.02.19 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1807
Consecrated Bishop:1818.08.02
Died:1872.02.19 († 88)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1817.04.14 – 1859.09.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1859.09.26 – 1872.02.19)

Bishop Luis La Encina Díaz y PereiroPermalink
(1805.09.09 – 1816.01.16)

Born:1754.09.24 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1806.09.28
Died:1816.01.16 († 61)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1805.09.09 – 1816.01.16)

Bishop Pedro José Chávez de la RosaPermalink
(1786.12.18 – 1805.05.09)

Born:1740.06.24 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1788.01.23

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1786.12.18 – 1805.05.09)

Bishop Miguel González Bassecourt, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1781.12.10 – 1784.12.10)

Born:1719.04.24 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1782.06.30
Died:1792.03.11 († 72)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1781.12.10 – 1784.12.10)

Bishop Manuel de Abad e Illanar, O. Praem.Permalink
(1771.06.17 – 1780.02.01)

Born:1713.12.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1764.09.02
Died:1780.02.01 († 66)

Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) ([1762.09.15] 1762.11.22 – 1771.06.17)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1771.06.17 – 1780.02.01)

Bishop Diego de Salguero y Cabrera, C.O.Permalink
(1763.07.18 – 1769.12.02)

Born:1710 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1764.09.02
Died:1769.12.02 († 59)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1763.07.18 – 1769.12.02)

Bishop Jacinto Aguado y Chacón, C.O.Permalink
(1755.02.17 – 1762.07.18)

Born:1696.09.23 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1756
Died:1764.03.27 († 67)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1754 – 1755.02.17)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1755.02.17 – 1762.07.18)

Bishop of Osma (Spain) (1762.07.18 – 1764.03.27)

Bishop Juan González Melgarejo, C.O.Permalink
(1753.11.26 – 1754.03.06 not possessed)

Born:1692 (Paraguay)
Ordained Priest:1710
Consecrated Bishop:1744.11.04
Died:1754.03.06 († 62)

Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (1743.01.28 – 1753.11.26)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1753.11.26 – 1754.03.06 not possessed)

Bishop Juan Bravo de Rivero y Correa, C.O.Permalink
(1743.01.28 – 1752.05.22)

Born:1685.06.12 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1725
Consecrated Bishop:1735.05.22
Died:1752.05.22 († 66)

Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (1734.07.09 – 1743.01.28)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1743.01.28 – 1752.05.22)

Bishop Juan Cavero de ToledoPermalink
(1725 – 1741.03.20)

Died:1741.03.20

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1725 – 1741.03.20)

Bishop Juan Cabero y ToledoPermalink
(1725 – 1741.03.20)

Died:1741.03.20

Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1720 – 1725)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1725 – 1741.03.20)

Bishop Juan Bravo Otálora de LagunasPermalink
(1714.11.19 – 1723.09.27)

Born:1658.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:1715.04.21
Died:1723.09.27 († 65)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1714.11.19 – 1723.09.27)

Fr. Juan de Argüelles, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1711 – 1713 not possessed)

Died:1713

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1699 – 1711)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1711 – 1713 not possessed)

Bishop Antonio de León y BecerraPermalink
(1677.02 – 1708.08.28)

Ordained Priest:1657
Died:1708.08.28

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1671 – 1676.04.26)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1676.04.26 – 1677.02)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1677.02 – 1708.08.28)

Bishop Juan de la Calle y Heredia, O. de M.Permalink
(1674.07.10 – 1676.02.15)

Died:1676.02.15

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1663 – 1674.07.10)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1674.07.10 – 1676.02.15)

Bishop Juan de Almoguera, O.SS.T. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1659 – 1674.05.06)

Born:1605.02.18 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1661.02
Died:1676.03.02 († 71)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1659 – 1674.05.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1674.05.06 – 1676.03.02)

Bishop Gaspar de Villarroel, O.E.S.A. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1651.12.11 – 1659.01.27)

Born:1587
Consecrated Bishop:1638.05.02
Died:1665.10.12 († 78)

Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (1637.04.20 – 1651.12.11)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1651.12.11 – 1659.01.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1659.01.27 – 1665.10.12)

Bishop Pedro Ortega SotomayorPermalink
(1647 – 1651.11.27)

Died:1658

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1645 – 1647)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1647 – 1651.11.27)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1651.11.27 – 1658)

Bishop Agustín Ligarte y SaraviaPermalink
(1641 – 1647)

Died:1650.12.06

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1629.12.03 – 1630.12.02)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1630.12.02 – 1641)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1641 – 1647)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1648 – 1650.12.06)

Bishop Pedro de Villagómez y Vivanco (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1632.08.02 – 1640.07.16)

Born:1589.10.08 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1633.09.25
Died:1671.05.12 († 81)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1632.08.02 – 1640.07.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1640.07.16 – 1671.05.12)

Bishop Pedro de Perea Díaz, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1617.09.04 – 1631)

Born:1568 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1618
Died:1631 († 63)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1617.09.04 – 1631)

Bishop Juan de las Cabezas Altamirano, O.P.Permalink
(1615.09.16 – 1615.12.19 not possessed)

Born:1565 (Spain)
Died:1615.12.19 († 50)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1602.04.15 – 1610.07.19)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1610.07.19 – 1615.09.16)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1615.09.16 – 1615.12.19 not possessed)

Archbishop Cristóbal Rodríguez Juárez, O.P.Permalink
(1612.10.07 – 1613.11.04)

Born:1547 (Spain)
Died:1613.11.04 († 66)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1608.06.02 – 1612.10.07)

Archbishop-Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1612.10.07 – 1613.11.04)

Bishop Antonio de Hervias, O.P.Permalink
(1577.04.15 – 1579.01.09)

Died:1590

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1577.04.15 – 1579.01.09)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1579.01.09 – 1587.09.28)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1587.09.28 – 1590)

Former Prelates


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