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Diocese of

San Juan Bautista de Calama

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 43,000 km²

Population: 125,436 Catholics (66.2% of 189,378 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Antofagasta

Neighbouring Dioceses: Antofagasta (↙), Iquique (↖), Potosí (↗), Humahuaca (→), Salta (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: San Juan Bautista

Statistics: 11 parishes, 46 missions, 16 priests (15 diocesan, 1 religious), 9 deacons, 58 lay religious (2 brothers, 56 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

Address: Pasaje Mons. Juan Bautista Herrada N° 1664, Calama, Chile

Phone: 55-650400

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Antofagasta (↙), Iquique (↖), Potosí (↗), Humahuaca (→), Salta (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.03.19 – ...):Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez, O.M.D. (54)Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez, O.M.D. (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Roman Rite)

Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez, O.M.D. (54)Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez, O.M.D. (54)Permalink
(2016.03.19 – ...)

Bishop of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Chile)

Born:1964.09.26 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1997.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:2016.05.19

Bishop of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Chile) (2016.03.19 – ...)

Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto (60)Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto (60)Permalink
(2010.02.20 – 2014.02.22)

Bishop of Iquique (Chile)

El auxilio me viene del Señor

Born:1958.06.07 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1982.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.31

Bishop-Prelate of Calama (Chile) (2003.04.10 – 2010.02.20)

Bishop of San Juan Bautista de Calama (Chile) (2010.02.20 – 2014.02.22)

Bishop of Iquique (Chile) (2014.02.22 – ...)

Prelates of Calama (Roman Rite)

Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto (60)Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto (60)Permalink
(2003.04.10 – 2010.02.20)

(see above)

Bishop Cristián Enrique Contreras Molina, O. de M. (71)Bishop Cristián Enrique Contreras Molina, O. de M. (71)Permalink
(1992.06.11 – 2002.07.19)

Bishop emeritus of San Felipe (Chile)

El Señor me envió

Born:1946.11.08 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1974.10.12
Consecrated Bishop:1992.07.05

Bishop-Prelate of Calama (Chile) (1992.06.11 – 2002.07.19)

Bishop of San Felipe (Chile) (2002.07.19 – 2018.09.21)

Bishop Juan Bautista Herrada Armijo, O. de M.Permalink
(1982.03.05 – 1991.11.30)

Ven señor Jesús

Born:1922.05.15 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1948.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1982.04.17
Died:2002.01.21 († 79)

Apostolic Administrator of Calama (Chile) (1976.02.26 – 1982.03.05)

Bishop-Prelate of Calama (Chile) (1982.03.05 – 1991.11.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1991.11.30 – 1997.07.16)

Titular Bishop of Equizetum (1991.11.30 – 2002.01.21)

Fr. Juan Bautista Herrada Armijo, O. de M. (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1976.02.26 – 1982.03.05)

Archbishop Carlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1974 – 1976)

Bishop Juan Luis Ysern de Arce (88)Bishop Juan Luis Ysern de Arce (88)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1972.05.20 – 1974.06.02)

Archbishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1970.04 – 1970.06.02)

Bishop Orozimbo Fuenzalida y FuenzalidaPermalink
(1968.03.13 – 1970.02.26)

Duc in altum et laxate retia

Born:1925.05.22 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1951.03.10
Consecrated Bishop:1968.05.19
Died:2013.03.27 († 87)

Titular Bishop of Burca (1968.03.13 – 1970.02.26)

Bishop-Prelate of Calama (Chile) (1968.03.13 – 1970.02.26)

Bishop of Los Ángeles (Chile) (1970.02.26 – 1987.07.13)

Bishop of San Bernardo (Chile) (1987.07.13 – 2003.10.10)

Archbishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1965.07.21 – 1968.05.19)


as of 2018.11.07

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