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Diocese of

La Guaira

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: La Guaira / Guairien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Caracas

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (27)

Maracay (↙), Guarenas (→), Petare (↘), Caracas (↓), Los Teques (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.11.30 – ...):Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B. (60)Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B. (60)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Ordinaries

Bishops of La Guaira (Roman Rite)

Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B. (60)Bishop Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B. (60)Permalink
(2013.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Born:1962.10.23 (Caracas, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1989.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:2014.02.08

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (2013.11.30 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2018.01.09 – 2022.01.07)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2022.01.07 – ...)

Bishop Jesús Tomás Zárraga Colmenares (65)Bishop Jesús Tomás Zárraga Colmenares (65)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.11 – 2013.11.30)

Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (75)Bishop José de la Trinidad Valera Angulo (75)Permalink
(2001.10.18 – 2011.10.12)

Bishop of Guanare (Venezuela)

Born:1947.09.03 (San Lázaro, 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 Francisco de Guruceaga IturrizaPermalink
(1973.10.02 – 2001.10.18)

Born:1928.01.28 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1960.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1967.05.21
Died:2012.02.10 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Villa regis (1967.03.31 – 1969.06.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1967.03.31 – 1969.06.18)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (1969.06.18 – 1973.10.02)

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (1973.10.02 – 2001.10.18)

Bishop Marcial Augusto Ramírez PoncePermalink
(1970.04.15 – 1972.12.05)

Born:1925.01.25 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1951.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1967.05.21
Died:2001.09.08 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Columnata (1967.03.31 – 1970.04.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1967.03.31 – 1970.04.15)

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (1970.04.15 – 1972.12.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1972.12.05 – 1996.02.11)

Titular Bishop of Cariana (1972.12.05 – 1998.03.07)

Military Ordinary of Venezuela (Venezuela) (1996.02.11 – 2000.12.19)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Avenida La Playa, Sector la Guzmania, Apartado postal 266, La Guaira 1160-A, Estado Vargas, Venezuela

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

Statistics

Area: 1,497 km²

Population: 291,650 Catholics (85.2% of 342,512 total) (2020)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 47 priests (40 diocesan, 7 religious), 10 deacons, 59 lay religious (12 brothers, 47 sisters), 8 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Pedro (June 29)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 15

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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