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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Buenos Aires

Argentina Argentina

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Primatial See of Argentina

Suffragan Sees: Avellaneda–Lanús, Gregorio de Laferrere, Lomas de Zamora, Merlo–Moreno, Morón, San Charbel en Buenos Aires, San Isidro, San Justo, San Martín, San Miguel, Santa María del Patrocinio en Buenos Aires

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Justo (↙), San Martín (←), San Isidro (↖), Mercedes (↗), Avellaneda–Lanús (↘), Lomas de Zamora (↓)

Patron Saint: San Martín de Tours (November 11), Santa Clara (August 12), Santos Sabino y Bonifacio (May 14)

Address: Av. Rivadavia 415, C1002AAC, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Phone: (011) 4343-0812

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

San Justo (↙), San Martín (←), San Isidro (↖), Mercedes (↗), Avellaneda–Lanús (↘), Lomas de Zamora (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.03.28 – ...):Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli (66)Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli (66)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino

Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina)

Auxiliary Bishop (2000.07.22 – ...):Bishop Joaquín Mariano Sucunza (68)Bishop Joaquín Mariano Sucunza (68)

Titular Bishop of Saetabis

Auxiliary Bishop (2003.06.21 – ...):Bishop Eduardo Horacio García (58)Bishop Eduardo Horacio García (58)

Titular Bishop of Ipagro

Auxiliary Bishop (2008.09.04 – ...):Bishop Enrique Eguía Seguí (51)Bishop Enrique Eguía Seguí (51)

Titular Bishop of Cissi

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Argentina

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.02.14 – ...):Bishop Alejandro Daniel Giorgi (55)Bishop Alejandro Daniel Giorgi (55)

Titular Bishop of Summa

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.03.05 – ...):Bishop Ernesto Giobando, S.J. (54)Bishop Ernesto Giobando, S.J. (54)

Titular Bishop of Appiaria

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Buenos Aires (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli (66)Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli (66)
(2013.03.28 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino
Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina)

Concédeme Señor un corazón que escuche

Born:1947.11.29 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1978.11.25
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.20
Created Cardinal:2014.02.22

Titular Bishop of Abidda (2002.02.08 – 2008.06.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (2002.02.08 – 2008.06.24)

Bishop of Santa Rosa (Argentina) (2008.06.24 – 2013.03.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (2013.03.28 – ...)

Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina) (2013.05.04 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino (2014.02.22 [2014.02.23] – ...)

Twitter FeedPope Francis (77)Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. (77) (later Pope Francis)
(1998.02.28 – 2013.03.13)

Supreme Pontiff

Miserando atque eligendo

Born:1936.12.17 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:1992.06.27
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:2013.03.13
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:2013.03.19

Titular Bishop of Auca (1992.05.20 – 1997.06.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1992.05.20 – 1997.06.03)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1997.06.03 – 1998.02.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1998.02.28 – 2013.03.13)

Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina) (1998.11.06 – 2013.03.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Roberto Bellarmino (2001.02.21 [2001.10.14] – 2013.03.13)

President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (2005.11.08 – 2011.11.08)

Supreme Pontiff (2013.03.13 [2013.03.19] – ...)

Cardinal Antonio Quarracino
(1990.07.10 – 1998.02.28)

Ipsi gloria

Born:1923.08.08 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1962.04.08
Created Cardinal:1991.06.28
Died:1998.02.28 († 74)

Bishop of Nueve de Julio (Argentina) (1962.02.03 – 1968.08.03)

Bishop of Avellaneda (Argentina) (1968.08.03 – 1985.12.18)

Secretary General of Latin American Episcopal Council (1979 – 1983)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1983 – 1987)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1985.12.18 – 1990.07.10)

President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (1990 – 1996)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1990.07.10 – 1998.02.28)

Ordinary of Argentina of the Eastern Rite (Argentina) (1990.11.20 – 1998.02.28)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Salute a Primavalle (1991.06.28 – 1998.02.28)

Cardinal Juan Carlos Aramburu
(1975.04.22 – 1990.07.10)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1912.02.11 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1934.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1946.12.15
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:2004.11.18 († 92)

Titular Bishop of Platæa (1946.10.07 – 1953.08.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tucumán (Argentina) (1946.10.07 – 1953.08.28)

Bishop of Tucumán (Argentina) (1953.08.28 – 1957.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tucumán (Argentina) (1957.02.11 – 1967.06.14)

Titular Archbishop of Turres in Byzacena (1967.06.14 – 1975.04.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1967.06.14 – 1975.04.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1975.04.22 – 1990.07.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini (1976.05.24 – 2004.11.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (1982 – 1985)

Cardinal Antonio Caggiano
(1959.08.15 – 1975.04.22)

Impendam et superimpendar

Born:1889.01.30 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1912.03.23
Consecrated Bishop:1935.03.17
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1979.10.23 († 90)

Bishop of Rosario (Argentina) (1934.09.13 – 1959.08.15)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Panisperna (1946.02.22 – 1979.10.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (1958 – 1970)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1959.08.15 – 1975.04.22)

Military Vicar of Argentina (Argentina) (1959.12.14 – 1975.04.22)

Archbishop Fermín Emilio Lafitte
(1959.03.25 – 1959.08.08)

Born:1888.11.02 (France)
Ordained Priest:1911.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1927.10.16
Died:1959.08.08 († 70)

Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1927.07.07 – 1934.04.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1934.04.20 – 1958.01.20)

Military Vicar of Argentina (Argentina) (1957 – 1959)

Titular Archbishop of Antiochia in Pisidia (1958.01.20 – 1959.03.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1958.01.20 – 1959.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1959.03.25 – 1959.08.08)

Cardinal Santiago Luis Copello
(1932.09.20 – 1959.03.25)

Veni Domine Jesu

Born:1880.01.07 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1902.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1919.03.30
Created Cardinal:1935.12.16
Died:1967.02.09 († 87)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1918.11.08 – 1928.05.15)

Titular Bishop of Aulon (1918.11.08 – 1932.09.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1928.05.15 – 1932.09.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1932.09.20 – 1959.03.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Girolamo dei Croati (1935.12.19 – 1959.12.14)

Chancellor of Apostolic Chancery (1959.03.25 – 1967.02.09)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Damaso (1959.12.14 – 1967.02.09)

Archbishop José María Bottaro y Hers, O.F.M.
(1926.09.09 – 1932.07.20)

Born:1859.10.24 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1886.09.25
Consecrated Bishop:1926.12.05
Died:1935.05.11 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1926.09.09 – 1932.07.20)

Titular Archbishop of Macra (1932.07.20 – 1935.05.11)

Archbishop Mariano Antonio Espinosa
(1900.08.24 – 1923.04.08)

Born:1844.07.02 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1868.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1893.10.22
Died:1923.04.08 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Tiberiopolis (1893.06.15 – 1898.02.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1893.06.15 – 1898.02.08)

Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1898.02.08 – 1900.08.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1900.08.24 – 1923.04.08)

Archbishop Vladislas Castellano
(1895.09.12 – 1900.02.06)

Born:1834.11.23 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1858
Consecrated Bishop:1892.11.30
Died:1900.02.06 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Anchialus (1892.09.24 – 1895.09.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1892.09.24 – 1895.09.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1895.09.12 – 1900.02.06)

Archbishop Federico León Aneiros
(1873.07.25 – 1894.09.03)

Born:1826.06.28 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1848.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:1870.10.23
Died:1894.09.03 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Aulon (1870.03.02 – 1873.07.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1870.03.02 – 1873.07.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1873.07.25 – 1894.09.03)

Archbishop Mariano José de Escalada Bustillo y Zeballos
(1866.03.05 – 1870.07.28)

Born:1799.11.26 (Argentina)
Consecrated Bishop:1835.06.21
Died:1870.07.28 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Aulon (1832.07.02 – 1854.06.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1832.07.02 – 1854.06.23)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1854.06.23 – 1866.03.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1866.03.05 – 1870.07.28)

Bishops of Buenos Aires (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mariano José de Escalada Bustillo y Zeballos (later Archbishop)
(1854.06.23 – 1866.03.05)

(see above)

Bishop Mariano Medrano y Cabrera
(1829.10.07 – 1851.04.07)

Born:1767 (Argentina)
Consecrated Bishop:1830.09.26
Died:1851.04.07 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Aulon (1829.10.07 – 1832.07.02)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1829.10.07 – 1851.04.07)

Bishop Benito Lué y Riega
(1802.08.09 – 1812.03.22)

Born:1753.03.12 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1803.05.29
Died:1812.03.22 († 59)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1802.08.09 – 1812.03.22)

Bishop Pedro Inocencio Bejarano
(1797.07.03 – 1801.02.23)

Born:1750.07.28 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1798.06.17
Died:1818.12.13 († 68)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1797.07.03 – 1801.02.23)

Bishop of Sigüenza (Spain) (1801.02.23 – 1818.12.13)

Bishop Manuel Azamor y Ramírez
(1785.06.27 – 1796.10.02)

Born:1733.10.22 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1786.10.15
Died:1796.10.02 († 62)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1785.01.27] 1785.06.27 – 1796.10.02)

Bishop Sebastián Malvar y Pinto, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)
(1777.12.15 – 1783.12.15)

Born:1720.11.23 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1778.04.19
Died:1795.09.25 († 74)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1777.10.19] 1777.12.15 – 1783.12.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1783.12.15 – 1795.09.25)

Bishop Manuel Antonio de la Torre
(1762.07.14 – 1776.10.20)

Born:1705.01.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1757.07.25
Died:1776.10.20 († 71)

Bishop of Paraguay (Paraguay) ([1756.03.23] 1756.05.24 – 1762.07.14)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1762.07.14 – 1776.10.20)

Bishop José Antonio Basurco y Herrera
(1757.05.23 – 1761.02.05)

Born:1705.06.02 (Argentina)
Consecrated Bishop:1759.05.02
Died:1761.02.05 († 55)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1757.04.02] 1757.05.23 – 1761.02.05)

Bishop Cayetano Marcellano y Agramont (later Archbishop)
(1749.04.21 – 1757.05.23)

Born:1697
Consecrated Bishop:1750.08.02
Died:1760.08.28 († 63)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1749.01.23] 1749.04.21 – 1757.05.23)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1757.05.23 – 1758.03.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1758.03.13 – 1760.08.28)

Bishop José de Peralta Barrionuevo y Rocha Benavídez, O.P.
(1738.06.23 – 1746.06.14)

Born:1699.04.24 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1740.11
Died:1746.11.17 († 47)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1738.05.19] 1738.06.23 – 1746.06.14)

Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1746.06.14 – 1746.11.17)

Bishop Juan de Arregui, O.F.M.
(1730.11.22 – 1736.12.19)

Born:1664 (Argentina)
Consecrated Bishop:1733.01.25
Died:1736.12.19 († 72)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1730.11.22 – 1736.12.19)

Bishop Pedro de Fajardo, O.SS.T.
(1713.05.22 – 1729.12.16)

Born:1664 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1716.01.19
Died:1729.12.16 († 65)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1713.05.22 – 1729.12.16)

Bishop Gabriel de Aguirre y Gutiérrez, O.F.M.
(1712.06.23 – 1716.01.14)

Born:1654.03.23
Died:1724.10.09 († 70)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1712.06.23 – 1716.01.14)

Bishop of Cusco (Peru) (1716.01.14 – 1724.10.09)

Bishop Antonio de Azcona Imberto
(1676.10.19 – 1700.02.19)

Born:1617 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1677.06
Died:1700.02.19 († 83)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1676.05.09] 1676.10.19 – 1700.02.19)

Bishop Cristóbal de la Mancha y Velazco, O.P.
(1642.01.13 – 1673.07.04)

Born:1600 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1645.11.30
Died:1673.07.04 († 73)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) ([1641.08.31] 1642.01.13 – 1673.07.04)

Bishop Cristóbal de Aresti Martínez de Aguilar, O.S.B.
(1635.12.03 – 1641)

Born:1578 (Spain)
Died:1641 († 63)

Bishop of Paraguay (Paraguay) (1629.02.12 – 1635.12.03)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1635.12.03 – 1641)

Bishop Pedro Carranza Salinas, O. Carm.
(1620.03.30 – 1632.02.29)

Born:1567 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1621.06.29
Died:1632.02.29 († 65)

Bishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) (1620.03.30 – 1632.02.29)

Former Prelates


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