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Diocese of

Barinas

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 32,980 km²

Population: 693,824 Catholics (85.0% of 816,264 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mérida

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Cristóbal de Venezuela (↙), Mérida (←), Trujillo (↑), Guanare (↗), San Carlos de Venezuela (↗), Calabozo (→), San Fernando de Apure (↘), Guasdualito (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 46 parishes, 1 mission, 96 priests (80 diocesan, 16 religious), 19 deacons, 52 lay religious (19 brothers, 33 sisters), 51 seminarians (2015)

Address: Calle Briceño Méndez, frente a la Plaza Bolívar, Apartado postal N°2, Barinas, Estado Barinas, Venezuela

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.08.30 – ...):Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Ordinaries

Bishops of Barinas (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)Permalink
(2013.08.30 – ...)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela)
President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Born:1957.12.06 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.29

Titular Bishop of Italica (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Apostolic Administrator of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2005 – 2006.07.15)

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2006.07.15 – 2013.08.30)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2012.01.12 – 2018.01.09)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2013.08.30 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2018.01.09 – ...)

Bishop Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval (81)Bishop Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval (81)Permalink
(2002.07.16 – 2013.08.30)

Bishop emeritus of Barinas (Venezuela)
Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Acarigua–Araure (Venezuela)

Born:1936.12.26 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1994.10.15

Bishop of Puerto Cabello (Venezuela) (1994.07.05 – 2002.07.16)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2002.07.16 – 2013.08.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Acarigua–Araure (Venezuela) (2013.12 – 2015.08.10)

Archbishop Antonio José López Castillo (72)Bishop Antonio José López Castillo (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.08.01 – 2001.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela)

Born:1945.07.09 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1988.05.28

Titular Bishop of Theuzi (1988.02.26 – 1992.08.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1988.02.26 – 1992.08.01)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (1992.08.01 – 2001.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabozo (Venezuela) (2001.12.27 – 2007.12.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (2007.12.22 – ...)

Bishop Rafael Angel González RamírezPermalink
(1965.07.23 – 1992.08.01)

Born:1916.08.12 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1941.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1965.08.22
Died:2007.05.10 († 90)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (1965.07.23 – 1992.08.01)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.01.18

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