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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Cochabamba

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 32,306 km²

Population: 1,675,000 Catholics (90.5% of 1,850,542 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Oruro, Aiquile

Neighbouring Dioceses: Oruro (←), Corocoro (←), La Paz (↖), Reyes (↖), El Beni (↑), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (↗), Aiquile (→), Potosí (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 73 parishes, 4 missions, 305 priests (100 diocesan, 205 religious), 34 deacons, 1,452 lay religious (516 brothers, 936 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Oruro (←), Corocoro (←), La Paz (↖), Reyes (↖), El Beni (↑), Santa Cruz de la Sierra (↗), Aiquile (→), Potosí (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.09.24 – ...):Archbishop Oscar Omar Aparicio Céspedes (59)Archbishop Oscar Omar Aparicio Céspedes (59)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Cochabamba (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Oscar Omar Aparicio Céspedes (59)Archbishop Oscar Omar Aparicio Céspedes (59)Permalink
(2014.09.24 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Born:1959.09.26 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1987.11.29
Consecrated Bishop:2002.07.25

Titular Bishop of Citium (2002.05.29 – 2012.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (2002.05.29 – 2012.04.04)

Military Ordinary of Bolivia (Bolivia) (2012.04.04 – 2014.09.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2012.12 – 2015.11.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (2014.09.24 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2015.11.06 – ...)

Archbishop Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B. (79)Archbishop Tito Solari Capellari, S.D.B. (79)Permalink
(1999.07.08 – 2014.09.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cochabamba (Bolivia)

Llamado a servir

Born:1939.09.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1966.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1987.03.19

Titular Bishop of Aquæ novæ in Numidia (1986.12.16 – 1998.03.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1986.12.16 – 1998.03.07)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1998.03.07 – 1999.07.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1999.07.08 – 2014.09.24)

Archbishop René Fernández ApazaPermalink
(1988.04.16 – 1999.07.08)

Born:1924.01.09 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1948.11.28
Consecrated Bishop:1968.04.21
Died:2013.08.14 († 89)

Bishop of Oruro (Bolivia) (1968.03.02 – 1981.11.21)

Military Vicar of Bolivia (Bolivia) (1975.07.30 – 1986.05.17)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (1981.11.21 – 1983.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (1983.11.30 – 1988.04.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1988.04.16 – 1999.07.08)

Archbishop Gennaro Maria Prata Vuolo, S.D.B.Permalink
(1981.11.21 – 1987.09.19)

Born:1923.09.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1951.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1961.04.09
Died:2005.09.29 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Hadriania (1960.12.09 – 1981.11.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1960.12.09 – 1981.11.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1981.11.21 – 1987.09.19)

Archbishop José Armando Gutiérrez GranierPermalink
(1975.07.30 – 1980.07.21)

Born:1909.06.03 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1951.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1954.04.25
Died:1992.06.06 († 83)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1954.01.19 – 1956)

Titular Bishop of Pionia (1954.01.19 – 1965.08.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1956 – 1965.08.19)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1965.08.19 – 1975.07.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1975.07.30 – 1980.07.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (1979 – 1980)

Bishops of Cochabamba (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Armando Gutiérrez Granier (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1965.08.19 – 1975.07.30)

(see above)

Bishop Juan Tarsicio Senner, O.F.M.Permalink
(1951.10.26 – 1965.08.19)

Born:1895.08.03 (Austria)
Ordained Priest:1919.11.16
Consecrated Bishop:1942.06.29
Died:1985.04.23 († 89)

Vicar Apostolic of Chiquitos (Bolivia) (1942.02.25 – 1949)

Titular Bishop of Rusadus (1942.02.25 – 1951.10.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (1949 – 1951.10.26)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1951.10.26 – 1965.08.19)

Titular Bishop of Equizetum (1965.08.19 – 1976.01.23)

Bishop Bertoldo Bühl, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1943 – 1951.10.26)

Bishop Tomás Aspe, O.F.M.Permalink
(1931.06.08 – 1942.11.21)

Born:1885.10.09 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1910.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1931.06.21
Died:1962.01.22 († 76)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1931.06.08 – 1942.11.21)

Titular Bishop of Callinicum (1942.11.21 – 1962.01.22)

Bishop Julio GarretPermalink
(1924.11.13 – 1929.12.28)

Born:1888.12.20 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1911.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1925.03.15

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1924.11.13 – 1929.12.28)

Bishop Luigi Francesco Pierini, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1918.02.20 – 1923.10.31)

Born:1871.10.22 (Italy)
Died:1939.10.28 († 68)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1918.02.20 – 1923.10.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1923.10.31 – 1924.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (1924.11.11 – 1939.10.28)

Bishop Giacinto AnayaPermalink
(1897.08.18 – 1917)

Born:1839.08.16 (Bolivia)
Died:1917 († 78)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1897.08.18 – 1917)

Bishop Francisco María Del GranadoPermalink
(1871 – 1895.09.25)

Died:1895.09.25

Coadjutor Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (? – 1871)

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1871 – 1895.09.25)

Bishop Rafael SalinasPermalink
(1857.03.19 – 1871)

Died:1871

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1857.03.19 – 1871)

Bishop José María Yánez de MontenegroPermalink
(1848.04.14 – 1853)

Died:1853

Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1848.04.14 – 1853)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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