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Diocese of

Loja

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,063 km²

Population: 330,131 Catholics (66.4% of 497,235 total) (2015)

Statistics: 86 parishes, 2 missions, 164 priests (117 diocesan, 47 religious), 431 lay religious (120 brothers, 311 sisters), 35 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuenca

Neighbouring Dioceses: Piura (↙), Machala (↖), Cuenca (↑), Zamora (→), Chulucanas (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

History


Special Churches

Piura (↙), Machala (↖), Cuenca (↑), Zamora (→), Chulucanas (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Loja (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (61)Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (61) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2013.12.20 – 2019.04.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador)

Faciam vos piscatores hominum

Born:1958.04.22 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1988.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2014.01.18

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (2013.12.20 – 2019.04.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (2019.04.05 – ...)

Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (73)Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (73)Permalink
(2008.04.18 – 2013.01.12)

Bishop of Riobamba (Ecuador)

Born:1946.03.25 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1975.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:2008.06.05

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (2008.04.18 – 2013.01.12)

Bishop of Riobamba (Ecuador) (2013.01.12 – ...)

Bishop Hugolino Cerasuolo Stacey, O.F.M.Permalink
(1985.05.02 – 2007.06.15)

Born:1932.04.04 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1975.07.06
Died:2019.05.24 († 87)

Prefect Apostolic of Galápagos (Ecuador) (1967.10.03 – 1975.05.30)

Titular Bishop of Valeria (1975.05.30 – 1985.05.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1975.05.30 – 1985.05.02)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1985.05.02 – 2007.06.15)

Bishop Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P.Permalink
(1972.12.11 – 1985.05.02)

Born:1920.05.10 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1944.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.03
Died:1994.08.22 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1959.01.24 – 1964.09.29)

Titular Bishop of Casæ in Numidia (1964.09.29 – 1972.12.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1964.09.29 – 1972.12.11)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1972.12.11 – 1985.05.02)

Bishop Luis Alfonso Crespo ChiribogaPermalink
(1963.11.02 – 1972.09.21)

Born:1907 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1927
Consecrated Bishop:1963.12.08
Died:1972.09.21 († 65)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1963.11.02 – 1972.09.21)

Bishop Juán Maria Riofrio, O.P.Permalink
(1956.10.10 – 1963.06.24)

Born:1905.11.13 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1929.07.29
Consecrated Bishop:1956.12.08
Died:1963.06.24 († 57)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1956.10.10 – 1963.06.24)

Bishop Nicanor Roberto Aguirre BausPermalink
(1945.10.23 – 1956.10.10)

Born:1887.01.10 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1910.09.24
Consecrated Bishop:1938.05.08
Died:1977.08.13 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Hippos (1937.12.16 – 1945.10.23)

Apostolic Administrator of Loja (Ecuador) (1937.12.16 – 1945.10.23)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1945.10.23 – 1956.10.10)

Titular Bishop of Lysinia (1956.10.10 – 1977.08.13)

Bishop Nicanor Roberto Aguirre BausPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1937.12.16 – 1945.10.23)

Bishop Guillermo José Harris y MoralesPermalink
(1920.05.07 – 1944)

Born:1871.04.27 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1896.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1920.10.17
Died:1944.02.10 († 72)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1920.05.07 – 1944)

Bishop Carlos María Javier de la Torre (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1911.12.30 – 1919.08.21)

Obœdientia et pax

Born:1873.11.14 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1912.05.26
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1968.07.31 († 94)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1911.12.30 – 1919.08.21)

Bishop of Bolivar (Ecuador) (1919.08.21 – 1926.12.20)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1926.12.20 – 1933.09.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1933.09.08 – 1967.06.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Aquiro pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1968.07.31)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1958 – 1967)

Bishop Juan José Antonio Eguiguren-EscuderoPermalink
(1907.03.06 – 1911.01.15)

Born:1867.04.26
Ordained Priest:1892.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1907.07.28
Died:1911.01.15 († 43)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1907.03.06 – 1911.01.15)

Bishop José María Massia, O.F.M.Permalink
(1875.09.17 – 1902)

Born:1815.01.15 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1876.09.21
Died:1902 († 87)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1875.09.17 – 1902)


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