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Territorial Prelature of

Illapel

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Territorial Prelature

Ecclesiastical Province: La Serena

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Felipe (↓), La Serena (↑), San Juan de Cuyo (→)

Patron Saint: San Rafael Arcángel

Address: Constitución 020, Illapel, Chile

Phone: 53-521143

Website: Link

History

  • 1960.04.30: Established as Territorial Prelature of Illapel / Illapen(sis) (Latin) (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Serena and Diocese of San Felipe)

Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop-Prelate (2010.02.20 – ...):Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (56)Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (56)

Ordinaries

Prelates of Illapel (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (56)Bishop Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (56)
(2010.02.20 – ...)

Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile)

Born:1957.06.12 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2010.04.17

Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile) (2010.02.20 – ...)

Bishop Rafael de la Barra Tagleiedes Medina, S.V.D. (83)Bishop Rafael de la Barra Tagleiedes Medina, S.V.D. (83)
(1989.06.17 – 2010.02.20)

Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Illapel (Chile)

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Born:1930.10.29 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1989.09.09

Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile) (1989.06.17 – 2010.02.20)

Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme (72)Bishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme (72) (later Archbishop)
(1985.12.19 – 1988.02.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile)

Me he hecho para todos

Born:1941.06.04 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1967.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:1986.03.09

Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile) (1985.12.19 – 1988.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Talca (Chile) (1988.02.24 – 1991.04.04)

Bishop of Melipilla (Chile) (1991.04.04 – 1999.01.04)

Military Ordinary of Chile (Chile) (1999.01.04 – 2004.02.27)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (2004.02.27 – 2004.11.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (2004.11.26 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Iquique (Chile) (2012.10.09 – 2014.02.22)

Bishop Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M.
(1966.06.27 – 1984.08.11)

Born:1909.03.06 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1934.08.19
Consecrated Bishop:1966.08.28
Died:2006.05.09 († 97)

Apostolic Administrator of Illapel (Chile) (1960 – 1966.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Municipa (1966.06.27 – 1977.11.17)

Bishop-Prelate of Illapel (Chile) (1966.06.27 – 1984.08.11)

Fr. Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 1960 – 1966.06.27)


as of 2014.04.17

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