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Diocese of

Guanare

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,710 km²

Population: 418,661 Catholics (87.9% of 476,442 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Barquisimeto

Neighbouring Dioceses: Barinas (↙), Trujillo (←), Carora (↖), Barquisimeto (↑), Acarigua–Araure (↗), San Carlos de Venezuela (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 18 parishes, 6 missions, 26 priests (10 diocesan, 16 religious), 66 lay religious (46 brothers, 20 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

Address: Plaza Bolívar, Guanare, Estado Portuguesa, Venezuela

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Barinas (↙), Trujillo (←), Carora (↖), Barquisimeto (↑), Acarigua–Araure (↗), San Carlos de Venezuela (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.10.12 – ...):Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (70)Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Guanare (Roman Rite)

Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (70)Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (70)Permalink
(2011.10.12 – ...)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela)

Born:1947.09.03 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1975.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1997.04.19

Titular Bishop of Mozotcori (1997.02.15 – 2001.10.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1997.02.15 – 2001.10.18)

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (2001.10.18 – 2011.10.12)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (2011.10.12 – ...)

Bishop José Sótero Valero RuzPermalink
(2001.03.19 – 2011.10.12)

Born:1936.04.22 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1964.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:1998.06.27
Died:2012.06.29 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Alba (1998.05.09 – 2001.03.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Valencia (Venezuela) (1998.05.09 – 2001.03.19)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (2001.03.19 – 2011.10.12)

Bishop Alejandro Figueroa MedinaPermalink
(1995.02.21 – 2000.09.29)

Born:1925.03.16 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1950.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:1986.05.24
Died:2000.09.29 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Forconio (1986.03.12 – 1995.02.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (1986.03.12 – 1995.02.21)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (1995.02.21 – 2000.09.29)

Bishop Angel Adolfo Polachini RodriguezPermalink
(1971.03.25 – 1994.04.16)

Born:1919.01.27 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1943.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1967.04.30
Died:2004.01.10 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Rusticiana (1966.11.30 – 1971.03.25)

Bishop-Prelate of San Fernando de Apure (Venezuela) (1966.11.30 – 1971.03.25)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (1971.03.25 – 1994.04.16)

Bishop Eduardo Herrera RieraPermalink
(1966.11.30 – 1970.10.31)

Born:1927.09.07 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1965.03.25
Died:2012.10.27 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Sesta (1965.01.07 – 1966.11.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1965.01.07 – 1966.11.30)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (1966.11.30 – 1970.10.31)

Titular Bishop of Ubaza (1970.10.31 – 1994.07.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1970.10.31 – 1994.07.05)

Bishop of Carora (Venezuela) (1994.07.05 – 2003.12.05)

Bishop Pedro Pablo Tenreiro FranciaPermalink
(1954.10.23 – 1965.11.11)

Born:1900.06.26 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.31
Consecrated Bishop:1939.12.10
Died:1983.02.20 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Orthosia in Phœnicia (1939.08.30 – 1954.10.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1939.08.30 – 1954.10.23)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela) (1954.10.23 – 1965.11.11)

Titular Bishop of Auzegera (1965.11.11 – 1971.01.19)


as of 2018.08.28

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