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Diocese of

Copiapó

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 75,176 km²

Population: 225,810 Catholics (75.5% of 299,200 total) (2018)

Statistics: 21 parishes, 29 priests (19 diocesan, 10 religious), 27 deacons, 75 lay religious (11 brothers, 64 sisters) (2018)

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 (October 7)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 20 (1851)

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Address: Chacabuco 441, Copiapó, Chile

Phone: 52-352320

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (21)

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.06.20 – ...):Bishop Ricardo Basilio Morales Galindo, O. de M. (48)Bishop Ricardo Basilio Morales Galindo, O. de M. (48)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Copiapó (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ricardo Basilio Morales Galindo, O. de M. (48)Bishop Ricardo Basilio Morales Galindo, O. de M. (48)Permalink
(2020.06.20 – ...)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile)

Born:1972.09.11 (San Fernando, Chile)
Ordained Priest:2006.03.03
Consecrated Bishop:2020.09.12

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (2020.06.20 – ...)

Archbishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (75)Bishop Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap. (75) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2014.07.25 – 2019.03.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile)

Amar y servir

Born:1945.04.06 (Artaiz, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1968.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:2014.10.18
Created Cardinal:2020.11.28

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (2014.07.25 – 2019.03.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago (Chile) (2019.03.23 – 2019.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (2019.12.27 – ...)

Bishop Gaspar Francisco Quintana Jorquera, C.M.F. (84)Bishop Gaspar Francisco Quintana Jorquera, C.M.F. (84)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 (Santiago de Chile, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.15
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2004.10.14 (Santiago, Chile † 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 2020.11.04

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