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Diocese of

Mar del Plata

Argentina Argentina

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Mar del Plata / Maris Platen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: La Plata

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (50)

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.07.18 – ...):Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (54)Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Mar del Plata (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (54)Bishop Gabriel Antonio Mestre (54)Permalink
(2017.07.18 – ...)

Bishop of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Born:1968.09.15 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1997.05.16
Consecrated Bishop:2017.08.26

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

Bishop Antonio Marino (80)Bishop Antonio Marino (80)Permalink
(2011.04.06 – 2017.07.18)

Bishop emeritus of Mar del Plata (Argentina)

Amoris officium

Born:1942.03.13 (Buenos Aires, 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 (72)Bishop Juan Alberto Puiggari (72) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2003.06.07 – 2010.11.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Paraná (Argentina)

Instaurare omnia in Christo

Born:1949.11.21 (Buenos Aires, 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 (81)Bishop José María Arancedo (81) (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 (Buenos Aires, 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)

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

Christus in vobis spes gloriæ

Born:1920.12.03 (Nueve de Julio, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1964.05.31
Created Cardinal:1976.05.24
Died:1998.02.05 (Vatican City State † 77)

Titular Bishop of Cæciri (1964.03.24 – 1972.04.19)

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

General Secretary 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)

Cardinal.

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

Contact Info

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

Phone: (0223) 4944200

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 22,850 km²

Population: 774,100 Catholics (76.0% of 1,018,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 49 parishes, 130 missions, 72 priests (51 diocesan, 21 religious), 10 deacons, 117 lay religious (25 brothers, 92 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Cecilia (November 22)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: February 9

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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