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Diocese of

Mar del Plata

Argentina Argentina

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 23,000 km²

Population: 755,460 Catholics (76.0% of 993,480 total) (2017)

Statistics: 51 parishes, 143 missions, 90 priests (68 diocesan, 22 religious), 9 deacons, 116 lay religious (25 brothers, 91 sisters), 12 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: La Plata

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bahía Blanca (←), Azul (↖), Chascomús (↑)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Santa Cecilia (November 22)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: February 9

Address: Pasaje Catedral 1750 PB, B7600DQB, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Phone: (0223) 4944200

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

All Churches (50)

Bahía Blanca (←), Azul (↖), Chascomús (↑)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.07.18 – ...):Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (51)Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (51)
Auxiliary Bishop (2019.11.05 – ...):Bishop Dario Rubén Quintana, O.A.R. (49)Bishop Dario Rubén Quintana, O.A.R. (49)

Titular Bishop of Bavagaliana

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mar del Plata (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (51)Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (51)Permalink
(2017.07.18 – ...)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Born:1968.09.15 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1997.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:2017.08.26

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (2017.07.18 – ...)

Bishop Antonio Marino (77)Bishop Antonio Marino (77)Permalink
(2011.04.06 – 2017.07.18)

Bishop emeritus of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Amoris officium

Born:1942.03.13 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1971.11.12
Consecrated Bishop:2003.05.31

Titular Bishop of Baza (2003.04.11 – 2011.04.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (2003.04.11 – 2011.04.06)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (2011.04.06 – 2017.07.18)

Archbishop Juan Alberto Puiggari (70)Bishop Juan Alberto Puiggari (70) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2003.06.07 – 2010.11.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraná (Argentina)

Instaurare omnia in Christo

Born:1949.11.21 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1976.11.13
Consecrated Bishop:1998.05.08

Titular Bishop of Turuzi (1998.02.20 – 2003.06.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Paraná (Argentina) (1998.02.20 – 2003.06.07)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (2003.06.07 – 2010.11.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraná (Argentina) (2010.11.04 – ...)

Archbishop José María Arancedo (79)Bishop José María Arancedo (79) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1991.11.19 – 2003.02.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (Argentina)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1940.10.26 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1967.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1988.05.06

Titular Bishop of Selemselæ (1988.03.04 – 1991.11.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina) (1988.03.04 – 1991.11.19)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (1991.11.19 – 2003.02.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (Argentina) (2003.02.13 – 2018.04.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (2011.11.08 – 2017.11.07)

Bishop Rómulo García (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1976.01.19 – 1991.05.31)

Totus tuus

Born:1927.03.24 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1950.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1975.09.24
Died:2005.12.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Uzita (1975.08.09 – 1976.01.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (1975.08.09 – 1976.01.19)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (1976.01.19 – 1991.05.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bahía Blanca (Argentina) (1991.05.31 – 2002.06.15)

Bishop Eduardo Francisco Pironio (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1972.04.19 – 1975.09.20)

Christus in vobis spes gloriæ

Born:1920.12.03 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1964.05.31
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:1998.02.05 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Cæciri (1964.03.24 – 1972.04.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1964.03.24 – 1972.04.19)

Secretary General of Latin American Episcopal Council (1968 – 1972)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1972 – 1975)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (1972.04.19 – 1975.09.20)

Titular Archbishop of Thiges (1975.09.20 – 1976.05.24)

Pro-Prefect of Sacred Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes (1975.09.20 – 1976.05.29)

Cardinal-Deacon of Ss. Cosma e Damiano (1976.05.24 – 1987.06.22)

Prefect of Congregation for the Religious and Secular Institutes (1976.05.29 – 1984.04.08)

President of Pontifical Council for the Laity (1984.04.08 – 1996.08.20)

President of Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (1985.02.16 – 1989.03.01)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Cosma e Damiano pro hac vice Title (1987.06.22 – 1995.07.11)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina–Poggio Mirteto (1995.07.11 – 1998.02.05)

Bishop Enrique RauPermalink
(1957.03.13 – 1971.08.11)

Born:1899.09.29 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1922.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1951.07.01
Died:1971.08.11 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Voncaria (1951.03.20 – 1954.10.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1951.03.20 – 1954.10.23)

Bishop of Resistencia (Argentina) (1954.10.23 – 1957.03.13)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina) (1957.03.13 – 1971.08.11)

Former Prelates


as of 2020.02.13

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