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Diocese of

Copiapó

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 75,176 km²

Population: 219,301 Catholics (75.5% of 290,581 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: La Serena

Neighbouring Dioceses: Antofagasta (↑), Cafayate (↗), Catamarca (→), La Rioja (→), San Juan de Cuyo (↘), La Serena (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Rosario

Statistics: 21 parishes, 25 priests (17 diocesan, 8 religious), 34 deacons, 60 lay religious (9 brothers, 51 sisters), 2 seminarians (2015)

Address: Chacabuco 441, Copiapó, Chile

Phone: 52-352320

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Antofagasta (↑), Cafayate (↗), Catamarca (→), La Rioja (→), San Juan de Cuyo (↘), La Serena (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.07.25 – ...):Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (73)Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Copiapó (Roman Rite)

Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (73)Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (73)Permalink
(2014.07.25 – ...)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile)

Born:1945.04.06 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:2014.10.18

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (2014.07.25 – ...)

Bishop Gaspar Francisco Quintana Jorquera, C.M.F. (82)Bishop Gaspar Francisco Quintana Jorquera, C.M.F. (82)Permalink
(2001.05.26 – 2014.07.25)

Bishop emeritus of Copiapó (Chile)

Conservar la palabra en el corazón

Born:1936.10.05 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1964.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:2001.07.01

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (2001.05.26 – 2014.07.25)

Bishop Fernando Ariztía RuizPermalink
(1976.12.11 – 2001.05.26)

Para que tengan vida y la tengan en abundancia

Born:1925.05.27 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1951.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1967.07.09
Died:2003.11.25 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Timici (1967.05.25 – 1976.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (1967.05.25 – 1976.12.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Copiapó (Chile) (1975 – 1976.12.11)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (1976.12.11 – 2001.05.26)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1992 – 1995)

Bishop Fernando Ariztía RuizPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1975 – 1976.12.11)

Bishop Carlos Marcio Camus LarenasPermalink
(1968.01.31 – 1976.12.11)

El Reino de los Cielos es un tesoro escondido

Born:1927.01.14 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1957.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1968.03.03
Died:2014.03.16 († 87)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (1968.01.31 – 1976.12.11)

Bishop of Linares (Chile) (1976.12.11 – 2003.01.17)

Bishop Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1958.06.15 – 1971.07.28)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1914.07.26 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.15
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2004.10.14 († 90)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (1958.06.15 – 1971.07.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1971.07.28 – 1983.05.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1976 – 1977)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (1983.05.03 – 1990.03.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea (1985.05.25 – 2004.10.14)

Prelates of Copiapó (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela Ríos (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1956.05.24 – 1957.08.20)

Scio cui credidi

Born:1917.10.10 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1943.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1956.07.15
Died:1998.02.20 († 80)

Bishop-Prelate of Copiapó (Chile) (1955.06.27 – 1956.05.24)

Titular Bishop of Ægeæ (1956.05.24 – 1957.08.20)

Bishop-Prelate of Copiapó (Chile) (1956.05.24 – 1957.08.20)

Bishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1957.08.20 – 1967.06.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Calama (Chile) (1965.07.21 – 1968.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1967.06.28 – 1974.03.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Calama (Chile) (1970.04 – 1970.06.02)

Archbishop-Bishop of San Felipe (Chile) (1974.03.25 – 1983.05.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1977 – 1980)

Archbishop-Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1983.05.03 – 1993.04.16)

Bishop-elect Francisco de Borja Valenzuela Ríos (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1955.06.27 – 1956.05.24)

(see above)

Archbishop Alfredo Cifuentes GómezPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis 1947.03.19 – 1948.06.17)


as of 2018.11.07

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