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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

La Serena

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: La Serena (español) / Serenen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Copiapó, Illapel

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (35)

Copiapó (↑), San Juan de Cuyo (→), Illapel (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.12.14 – ...):Archbishop René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas (64)Archbishop René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas (64)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of La Serena (Roman Rite)

Archbishop René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas (64)Archbishop René Osvaldo Rebolledo Salinas (64)Permalink
(2013.12.14 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile)

In verbo tuo

Born:1958.09.22 (Cunco, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1984.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:2004.06.19

Bishop of Osorno (Chile) (2004.05.08 – 2013.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (2013.12.14 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2018.11.13 – 2021.07.28)

Archbishop Manuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC. (86)Archbishop Manuel Gerardo Donoso Donoso, SS.CC. (86)Permalink
(1997.04.16 – 2013.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of La Serena (Chile)

He admirado tu obra, Señor

Born:1936.10.16 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1961.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1996.08.10

Titular Bishop of Elo (1996.06.28 – 1997.04.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Serena (Chile) (1996.06.28 – 1997.04.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1997.04.16 – 2013.12.14)

Archbishop Francisco José Cox Huneeus, I.Sch. (later Mr.)Permalink
(1990.09.29 – 1997.04.16)

Pastor ad pacem

Born:1933.12.18 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1975.03.02
Died:2020.08.12 (Santiago, Chile † 86)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1974.12.14 – 1981.11.09)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Family (1981.08.04 – 1985.01.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1985.01.22 – 1990.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1990.09.29 – 1997.04.16)

Lay state (2018.10.11)

Archbishop Bernardino Piñera CarvalloPermalink
(1983.07.01 – 1990.09.29)

Servus tuus sum ego

Born:1915.09.22 (Paris, France)
Ordained Priest:1947.04.05
Consecrated Bishop:1958.04.27
Died:2020.06.21 (Santiago, Chile † 104)

Titular Bishop of Prusias ad Hypium (1958.02.11 – 1960.12.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Talca (Chile) (1958.02.11 – 1960.12.10)

Bishop of Temuco (Chile) (1960.12.10 – 1977.12.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1983 – 1987)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1983.07.01 – 1990.09.29)

Archbishop Juan Francisco Fresno Larraín (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1971.07.28 – 1983.05.03)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1914.07.26 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.15
Created Cardinal:1985.05.25
Died:2004.10.14 (Santiago, Chile † 90)

Bishop of Copiapó (Chile) (1958.06.15 – 1971.07.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1971.07.28 – 1983.05.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1976 – 1977)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (1983.05.03 – 1990.03.30)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea (1985.05.25 – 2004.10.14)

Archbishop Alfredo Cifuentes GómezPermalink
(1943.06.05 – 1967.03.10)

Born:1890.02.08 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1913.10.19
Consecrated Bishop:1934.04.15
Died:1989.10.14 († 99)

Bishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1933.12.23 – 1943.06.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1943.06.05 – 1967.03.10)

Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of Copiapó (Chile) (1947.03.19 – 1948.06.17)

Titular Archbishop of Thapsus (1967.03.10 – 1970.12.02)

Archbishop Juan Subercaseaux ErrázurizPermalink
(1940.01.08 – 1942.08.09)

Born:1896.08.26 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1920.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1935.04.28
Died:1942.08.09 († 45)

Bishop of Linares (Chile) (1935.02.23 – 1940.01.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1940.01.08 – 1942.08.09)

Archbishop José María Caro Rodríguez (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1939.05.20 – 1939.08.28)

Virtus nostrum et deus refugium

Born:1866.06.23 (Cahuil, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1890.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1912.04.28
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1958.12.04 (Santiago de Chile, Chile † 92)

Vicar Apostolic of Tarapacá (Chile) (1911.05.06 – 1925.12.14)

Titular Bishop of Mylasa (1912.01.05 – 1925.12.14)

Bishop of La Serena (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1939.05.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1939.05.20 – 1939.08.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (1939.08.28 – 1958.12.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Scala pro hac vice Title (1946.05.17 – 1958.12.04)

Bishops of La Serena (Roman Rite)

Bishop José María Caro Rodríguez (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1925.12.14 – 1939.05.20)

(see above)

Bishop Carlos Silva CotaposPermalink
(1918.02.20 – 1925.12.14)

Born:1868.05.10 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1891.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1918.06.07
Died:1941.09.29 († 73)

Bishop of La Serena (Chile) (1918.02.20 – 1925.12.14)

Bishop of Talca (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1939.01.21)

Titular Bishop of Myrica (1939.01.21 – 1941.09.29)

Bishop Ramón Angel Jara RuzPermalink
(1909.08.31 – 1917.03.09)

Born:1852.08.02 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1875.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1898.06.19
Died:1917.03.09 († 64)

Apostolic Administrator of Valparaíso (Chile) (1894.03.13 – 1898.04.28)

Bishop of San Carlos de Ancud (Chile) (1898.04.28 – 1909.08.31)

Bishop of La Serena (Chile) (1909.08.31 – 1917.03.09)

Bishop Florencio Eduardo Fontecilla SánchezPermalink
(1890.06.26 – 1909.03.03)

Born:1854.02.22 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1877.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1890.09.08
Died:1909.03.03 († 55)

Ecclesiastical Superior of Antofagasta (Chile) (1883 – 1886.12.23)

Bishop of La Serena (Chile) (1890.06.26 – 1909.03.03)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Los Carrera 450, La Serena, Chile

Phone: 51-545842

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 40,579 km²

Population: 421,000 Catholics (60.9% of 691,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 34 parishes, 416 missions, 59 priests (34 diocesan, 25 religious), 65 deacons, 141 lay religious (27 brothers, 114 sisters), 8 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Andacollo (October 7)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 16

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History

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Last updated on 2022.10.23

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