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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Guayaquil

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Guayaquil / Guayaquilen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Babahoyo, Daule, San Jacinto, Santa Elena

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (169)

Santa Elena (←), Daule (↑), Babahoyo (↗), San Jacinto (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2015.09.24 – ...):Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M. (67)Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M. (67)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador

Auxiliary Bishop (2021.10.23 – ...):Bishop Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja (59)Bishop Gerardo Miguel Nieves Loja (59)

Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Numidia

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.06.03 – ...):Bishop Gustavo Adolfo Rosales Escobar (58)Bishop Gustavo Adolfo Rosales Escobar (58)

Titular Bishop of Glavinitza

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Guayaquil (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M. (67)Archbishop Luis Gerardo Cabrera Herrera, O.F.M. (67)
(2015.09.24 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador)
President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador

Verbum Domini nuntiantes

Born:1955.10.11 (Azogues, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1983.09.03
Consecrated Bishop:2009.07.04

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cuenca (Ecuador) (2009.04.20 – 2015.09.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (2015.09.24 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2017.04.28 – 2020.11.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2020.11.11 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Daule (Ecuador) (2022.03.17 – 2022.04.22)

Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza (83)Archbishop Antonio Arregui Yarza (83)
(2003.05.07 – 2015.09.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Born:1939.06.03 (Oñata, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1964.03.13
Consecrated Bishop:1990.02.22

Titular Bishop of Auzegera (1990.01.04 – 1995.07.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1990.01.04 – 1995.07.25)

Bishop of Ibarra (Ecuador) (1995.07.25 – 2003.05.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (2003.05.07 – 2015.09.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2011 – 2014.05.08)

Archbishop Juan Ignacio Larrea Holguín
(1989.12.07 – 2003.05.07)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1927.08.09 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1962.08.05
Consecrated Bishop:1969.06.15
Died:2006.08.27 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Cellæ in Proconsulari (1969.05.17 – 1980.06.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1969.05.17 – 1980.06.28?)

Bishop of Ibarra (Ecuador) (1980.06.28 – 1983.08.05)

Military Vicar of Ecuador (Ecuador) (1983.08.05 – 1986.07.21)

Titular Bishop of Novi (1983.08.05 – 1988.03.25)

Military Ordinary of Ecuador (Ecuador) (1986.07.21 – 1988.03.25)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1988.03.25 – 1989.12.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1989.12.07 – 2003.05.07)

Archbishop Bernardino Echeverría Ruiz, O.F.M. (later Cardinal)
(1969.04.10 – 1989.12.07)

Pax et bonum

Born:1912.11.12 (Cotacachí, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1949.12.04
Created Cardinal:1994.11.26
Died:2000.04.06 (Quito, Ecuador † 87)

Bishop of Ambato (Ecuador) (1949.10.23 – 1969.04.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1969.04.10 – 1989.12.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1973 – 1975)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1984 – 1987)

Apostolic Administrator of Ibarra (Ecuador) (1990 – 1995.07.25)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo (1994.11.26 – 2000.04.06)

Archbishop Cesar Antonio Mosquera Corral
(1956.01.22 – 1969.03.11)

Born:1896.04.22 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1921.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:1937.01.24
Died:1971.04.26 († 75)

Bishop of Ibarra (Ecuador) (1936.09.18 – 1954.10.11)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1954.10.11 – 1956.01.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1956.01.22 – 1969.03.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1968 – 1969)

Titular Archbishop of Vescovìo (1969.03.11 – 1970.12.27)

Bishops of Guayaquil (Roman Rite)

Bishop Cesar Antonio Mosquera Corral (later Archbishop)
(1954.10.11 – 1956.01.22)

(see above)

Bishop Giuseppe Felix Heredia Zurita, S.J.
(1937.12.16 – 1954.08.02)

Born:1881.02.11
Ordained Priest:1910.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1938.02.09
Died:1954.08.02 († 73)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1937.12.16 – 1954.08.02)

Bishop Carlos María Javier de la Torre (later Cardinal)
(1926.12.20 – 1933.09.08)

Obœdientia et pax

Born:1873.11.14 (Quito, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1912.05.26
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1968.07.31 (Quito, Peru † 94)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1911.12.30 – 1919.08.21)

Bishop of Bolivar (Ecuador) (1919.08.21 – 1926.12.20)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1926.12.20 – 1933.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1933.09.08 – 1967.06.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Aquiro pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1968.07.31)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1958 – 1967)

Bishop Andrea Machado, S.J.
(1916.04.26 – 1926.01.22)

Born:1850.08.16 (Ecuador)
Died:1926.01.22 († 75)

Bishop of Bolivar (Ecuador) (1907.11.16 – 1916.04.26)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1916.04.26 – 1926.01.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1918 – 1922)

Bishop Juan María Riesa, O.P.
(1912.01.19 – 1915.11.20)

Died:1915.11.20

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1907.12.16 – 1912.01.19)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1912.01.19 – 1915.11.20)

Bishop Roberto Maria Pozo y Martin, S.J.
(1884.11.13 – 1911)

Born:1836.08.25
Died:1911 († 75)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1884.11.13 – 1911)

Bishop José María Lizarzabaru, S.J.
(1869.11.22 – 1877)

Died:1877

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1869.11.22 – 1877)

Bishop José Tomás Aguirre y Anzoategui
(1861.07.22 – 1868)

Died:1868

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1861.07.22 – 1868)

Bishop Francisco Xavier de Garaycoa Llaguno (later Archbishop)
(1838 – 1851.09.05)

Died:1859.12.02

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1838 – 1851.09.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1851.09.05 – 1859.12.02)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 2,292 km²

Population: 2,234,000 Catholics (84.9% of 2,630,000 total) (2022)

Statistics: 164 parishes, 285 priests (175 diocesan, 110 religious), 81 lay religious (81 sisters) (2022)

History

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Last updated on 2023.01.27

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