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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)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuenca

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

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

History


Special Churches

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.12.20 – ...):Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (60)Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Loja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (60)Bishop Alfredo Mateus Espinoza Mateus, S.D.B. (60)Permalink
(2013.12.20 – ...)

Bishop of Loja (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 – ...)

Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (72)Bishop Julio Parrilla Díaz (72)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. (86)Bishop Hugolino Cerasuolo Stacey, O.F.M. (86)Permalink
(1985.05.02 – 2007.06.15)

Bishop emeritus of Loja (Ecuador)

Born:1932.04.04 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1975.07.06

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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