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Diocese of

Machala

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,188 km²

Population: 564,035 Catholics (85.7% of 658,189 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cuenca

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Jacinto (↑), Cuenca (↗), Loja (↘), Piura (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 32 parishes, 45 priests (30 diocesan, 15 religious), 1 deacon, 108 lay religious (15 brothers, 93 sisters), 3 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.07.20 – ...):Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (71)Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (71)
Auxiliary Bishop (2007.10.30 – ...):Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza (51)Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza (51)

Titular Bishop of Centenaria

Ordinaries

Bishops of Machala (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (71)Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (71)Permalink
(2013.07.20 – ...)

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador)

Born:1946.09.10 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1975.08.03
Consecrated Bishop:2004.12.18

Bishop of Guaranda (Ecuador) (2004.11.25 – 2013.07.20)

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador) (2013.07.20 – ...)

Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza (51)Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza (51)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.10.22 – 2013.07.20)

Bishop Luis Antonio Sánchez Armijos, S.D.B. (74)Bishop Luis Antonio Sánchez Armijos, S.D.B. (74)Permalink
(2010.02.22 – 2012.10.22)

Bishop emeritus of Machala (Ecuador)

Born:1943.07.27 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1975.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:2002.07.27

Bishop of Tulcán (Ecuador) (2002.06.15 – 2010.02.22)

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador) (2010.02.22 – 2012.10.22)

Bishop Néstor Rafael Herrera Heredia (83)Bishop Néstor Rafael Herrera Heredia (83)Permalink
(1982.01.14 – 2010.02.22)

Bishop emeritus of Machala (Ecuador)

Born:1933.10.23 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1957.07.21
Consecrated Bishop:1982.02.14

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador) (1982.01.14 – 2010.02.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2005.07 – 2008.04)

Fr. Jesús Ramón Martínez de Ezquerecocha Suso (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1980 – 1982.01.14)

Bishop Antonio José González Zumárraga (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1978.01.30 – 1980.06.28)

Spiritus unitatis unitas caritate

Born:1925.03.18 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1951.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1969.06.15
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2008.10.13 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Tagarata (1969.05.17 – 1978.01.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1969.05.17 – 1978.01.30)

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador) (1978.01.30 – 1980.06.28)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1980.06.28 – 1985.06.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1985.06.01 – 2003.03.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1987 – 1993)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via (2001.02.21 [2001.02.25] – 2008.10.13)

Bishop Vicente Felicísimo Maya GuzmánPermalink
(1969.01.31 – 1978.01.30)

Born:1911.09.18 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1964.02.02
Died:1980.09.19 († 69)

Apostolic Administrator of El Oro (Ecuador) (1956 – 1963.11.29)

Titular Bishop of Comana pontica (1963.11.29 – 1969.01.31)

Bishop-Prelate of El Oro (Ecuador) (1963.11.29 – 1969.01.31)

Bishop of Machala (Ecuador) (1969.01.31 – 1978.01.30)

Prelates of El Oro (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vicente Felicísimo Maya GuzmánPermalink
(1963.11.29 – 1969.01.31)

(see above)

Fr. Vicente Felicísimo Maya Guzmán (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1956 – 1963.11.29)

Bishop Silvio Luis Haro AlvearPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1954 – 1955.03.23)


as of 2017.09.25

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