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Diocese of

Latacunga

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Latacunga / Latacungen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Quito

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Guaranda (↙), Babahoyo (↙), Santo Domingo (↖), Quito (↑), Napo (→), Ambato (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.11.30 – ...):Bishop Geovanni Mauricio Paz Hurtado (60)Bishop Geovanni Mauricio Paz Hurtado (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Latacunga (Roman Rite)

Bishop Geovanni Mauricio Paz Hurtado (60)Bishop Geovanni Mauricio Paz Hurtado (60)
(2016.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador)

Born:1962.11.30 (Cotacachi, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1988.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2017.01.20

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (2016.11.30 – ...)

Bishop José Victoriano Naranjo Tovar (81)Bishop José Victoriano Naranjo Tovar (81)
(2003.02.19 – 2016.11.30)

Bishop emeritus of Latacunga (Ecuador)

Born:1941.07.03 (Pujilí, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1965.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.25

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (2003.02.19 – 2016.11.30)

Bishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga (96)Bishop Raúl Holguer López Mayorga (96)
(1990.06.18 – 2003.02.19)

Bishop emeritus of Latacunga (Ecuador)

Born:1926.08.24 (Mocha, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1951.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1973.04.29

Auxiliary Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador) (1973.03.30 – 1974.08.03)

Titular Bishop of Casæ in Numidia (1973.03.30 – 1980.05.24)

Coadjutor Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador) (1974.08.03 – 1980.05.24)

Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador) (1980.05.24 – 1990.06.18)

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (1990.06.18 – 2003.02.19)

Bishop José Mario Ruiz Navas (later Archbishop)
(1968.12.05 – 1989.08.06)

Born:1930.07.20 (Pujilí, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.12
Died:2020.12.09 (Pujilí, Ecuador † 90)

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (1968.12.05 – 1989.08.06)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1989.08.06 – 1994.02.25)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1993 – 2002)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1994.02.25 – 2007.08.06)

Bishop Benigno Chiriboga, S.J.
(1963.12.05 – 1968.12.03)

Born:1900.07.21 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1929.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1958.12.21
Died:1981.10.09 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Acalissus (1958.11.15 – 1963.12.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1958.11.15 – 1963.12.05)

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (1963.12.05 – 1968.12.03)

Titular Bishop of Tasaccora (1968.12.03 – 1970.11.29)

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Statistics

Area: 6,108 km²

Population: 401,960 Catholics (80.0% of 502,452 total) (2020)

Statistics: 38 parishes, 49 priests (48 diocesan, 1 religious), 2 deacons, 50 lay religious (3 brothers, 47 sisters), 10 seminarians (2020)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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