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Diocese of

El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 8,233 km²

Population: 438,000 Catholics (94.8% of 462,267 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Maracaibo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Machiques (↖), Trujillo (↗), Mérida (→), San Cristóbal de Venezuela (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 28 parishes, 303 missions, 32 priests (diocesan), 17 lay religious (17 sisters), 18 seminarians (2015)

Address: Avenida 1ª, Nº 8 -108, Urbanización Buenos Aires, El Vigía, Estado Mérida, Venezuela

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.04.17 – ...):Bishop Juan de Dios Peña Rojas (51)Bishop Juan de Dios Peña Rojas (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan de Dios Peña Rojas (51)Bishop Juan de Dios Peña Rojas (51)Permalink
(2015.04.17 – ...)

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela)

Born:1967.08.08 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1992.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:2015.07.04

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2015.04.17 – ...)

Fr. Germán MarínPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2013 – 2015.04.17)

Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2006.07.15 – 2013.08.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela)
President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Born:1957.12.06 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.29

Titular Bishop of Italica (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Apostolic Administrator of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2005 – 2006.07.15)

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2006.07.15 – 2013.08.30)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2012.01.12 – 2018.01.09)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2013.08.30 – 2018.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2018.01.09 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (2018.05.24 – ...)

Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60)Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (60) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2005 – 2006.07.15)

Bishop William Enrique Delgado Silva (67)Bishop William Enrique Delgado Silva (67)Permalink
(1999.04.14 – 2005.07.26)

Bishop emeritus of Cabimas (Venezuela)

Born:1951.02.27 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1975.05.18
Consecrated Bishop:1995.12.16

Titular Bishop of Vazi-Sarra (1995.11.03 – 1999.04.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1995.11.03 – 1999.04.14)

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (1999.04.14 – 2005.07.26)

Bishop of Cabimas (Venezuela) (2005.07.26 – 2018.09.14)

Archbishop Domingo Roa PérezPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1994 – 1999.04.14)


as of 2018.11.07

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