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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 (72)Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Machala (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (72)Bishop Ángel Polivio Sánchez Loaiza (72)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 (52)Bishop Hermenegildo José Torres Asanza (52)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2012.10.22 – 2013.07.20)

Bishop Luis Antonio Sánchez Armijos, S.D.B. (75)Bishop Luis Antonio Sánchez Armijos, S.D.B. (75)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 (85)Bishop Néstor Rafael Herrera Heredia (85)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)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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