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Diocese of

La Rioja

Argentina Argentina

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 89,680 km²

Population: 319,666 Catholics (86.9% of 367,720 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Juan de Cuyo

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Juan de Cuyo (↙), Copiapó (↖), Catamarca (↑), Cruz del Eje (→), San Luis (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: San Nicolás de Bari (January 1), Fiesta de invierno de San Nicolás (1° domingo de julio), San Francisco Solano (2° domingo de agosto), Fiesta del Tinkunaco o Encuentro del Niño Dios Alcalde con San Nicolás y el pueblo de La Rioja (December 31)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 220 missions, 46 priests (34 diocesan, 12 religious), 1 deacon, 60 lay religious (17 brothers, 43 sisters), 9 seminarians (2015)

Address: San Nicolás de Bari (O) 560, F5300AAS, La Rioja, Argentina

Phone: (03822) 433942

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.07.09 – ...):Bishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo (56)Bishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo (56)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina

Ordinaries

Bishops of La Rioja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo (56)Bishop Marcelo Daniel Colombo (56)Permalink
(2013.07.09 – ...)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina)
Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina

Conságralos en la verdad

Born:1961.03.27 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1988.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:2009.08.08

Bishop of Orán (Argentina) (2009.05.08 – 2013.07.09)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (2013.07.09 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (2017.11.07 – ...)

Bishop Roberto Rodríguez (81)Bishop Roberto Rodríguez (81)Permalink
(2006.05.24 – 2013.07.09)

Bishop emeritus of La Rioja (Argentina)

Tened los mismos sentimientos de Cristo

Born:1936.08.14 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1970.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:1992.12.22

Titular Bishop of Pertusa (1992.11.12 – 1998.06.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1992.11.12 – 1998.06.23)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (1998.06.23 – 2006.05.24)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (2006.05.24 – 2013.07.09)

Archbishop Fabriciano Sigampa (81)Bishop Fabriciano Sigampa (81) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.12.30 – 2005.11.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Resistencia (Argentina)

Alégrense siempre del Señor

Born:1936.09.15 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1970.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1985.05.03

Bishop of Reconquista (Argentina) (1985.03.09 – 1992.12.30)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1992.12.30 – 2005.11.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Resistencia (Argentina) (2005.11.17 – 2013.02.21)

Bishop Bernardo Enrique Witte, O.M.I.Permalink
(1977.04.14 – 1992.07.08)

Con María, madre de Jesús

Born:1926.07.27 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1977.05.20
Died:2015.02.21 († 88)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1977.04.14 – 1992.07.08)

Bishop of Concepción (Argentina) (1992.07.08 – 2001.07.28)

Bishop Enrique A. Angelelli CarlettiPermalink
(1968.07.03 – 1976.08.05)

Para que todos sean uno

Born:1923.07.18 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1949.10.09
Consecrated Bishop:1961.03.12
Died:1976.08.05 († 53)

Titular Bishop of Lystra (1960.12.12 – 1968.07.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1960.12.12 – 1968.07.03)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1968.07.03 – 1976.08.05)

Bishop Horacio Arturo Gómez DávilaPermalink
(1964.02.22 – 1968.07.03)

Evangelizare pauperibus

Born:1913.11.27 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1943.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.31
Died:1974.09.15 († 60)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1958.06.13 – 1960.02.13)

Titular Bishop of Theodosiopolis in Armenia (1958.06.13 – 1964.02.22)

Coadjutor Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1960.02.13 – 1964.02.22)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1964.02.22 – 1968.07.03)

Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (1968.07.03 – 1974.09.15)

Bishop Froilán Ferreira ReinaféPermalink
(1934.09.13 – 1964.02.22)

Super impendar pro animabus vestris

Born:1890.04.24 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1913.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1935.03.31
Died:1964.02.22 († 73)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (1934.09.13 – 1964.02.22)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.12.14

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