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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Portoviejo

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 21,000 km²

Population: 1,346,730 Catholics (90.0% of 1,496,366 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Santo Domingo

Neighbouring Dioceses: Galápagos (←), Esmeraldas (↑), Santo Domingo (↗), Guayaquil (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 89 parishes, 1,419 missions, 128 priests (85 diocesan, 43 religious), 295 lay religious (54 brothers, 241 sisters), 30 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Galápagos (←), Esmeraldas (↑), Santo Domingo (↗), Guayaquil (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Auxiliary Bishop (2012.03.14 – ...):Bishop Eduardo José Castillo Pino (48)Bishop Eduardo José Castillo Pino (48)

Titular Bishop of Tarasa in Byzacena

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Portoviejo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini Esti (70)Archbishop Lorenzo Voltolini Esti (70)Permalink
(2007.08.06 – 2018.09.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1948.05.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.12

Titular Bishop of Besalú (1993.12.07 – 2007.08.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1993.12.07 – 2007.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (2007.08.06 – 2018.09.14)

Archbishop José Mario Ruiz Navas (88)Archbishop José Mario Ruiz Navas (88)Permalink
(1994.02.25 – 2007.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Born:1930.07.20 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.12

Bishop of Latacunga (Ecuador) (1968.12.05 – 1989.08.06)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1989.08.06 – 1994.02.25)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (1993 – 2002)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1994.02.25 – 2007.08.06)

Bishops of Portoviejo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Mario Ruiz Navas (88)Bishop José Mario Ruiz Navas (88) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1989.08.06 – 1994.02.25)

(see above)

Bishop Luis Alfredo Carvajal RosalesPermalink
(1967.02.17 – 1989.08.06)

Born:1913.10.17 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1955.10.28
Died:2003.04.25 († 89)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1955.07.28 – 1963)

Titular Bishop of Coptus (1955.07.28 – 1967.02.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1963 – 1967.02.17)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1967.02.17 – 1989.08.06)

Bishop Nicanor Carlos Gavinales ChamorroPermalink
(1947.05.30 – 1967.02.17)

Born:1890.08.06 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1915.10.07
Consecrated Bishop:1947.09.21
Died:1976.08.11 († 86)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1947.05.30 – 1967.02.17)

Titular Bishop of Pauzera (1967.02.17 – 1970.12.22)

Fr. Nicanor Carlos Gavilanes ChamorroPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1938 – 1947)

Fr. Emanuele Reyes, S.J.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1932 – 1936)

Archbishop Emmanuele Maria PolitPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1926 – 1932.10.30)

Fr. Virgilio MaldonadoPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1922 – 1926)

Bishop Andrea Machado, S.J.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1918 – 1922)

Bishop Giovanni Maria Riesa, O.P.Permalink
(1907.12.16 – 1912.01.19)

Died:1915.11.20

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1907.12.16 – 1912.01.19)

Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1912.01.19 – 1915.11.20)

Bishop Pietro Schumacher, C.M.Permalink
(1885.03.27 – 1900.07.15)

Born:1839.01.11
Died:1900.07.15 († 61)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1885.03.27 – 1900.07.15)

Bishop Tola y Avilés Tola y AvilésPermalink
(1871.03.06 – 1884.07)

Born:1811.03.25 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1839
Consecrated Bishop:1863.11.15
Died:1888 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Berisa (1863.10.01 – 1871.03.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guayaquil (Ecuador) (1863.10.01 – 1871.03.06)

Bishop of Portoviejo (Ecuador) (1871.03.06 – 1884.07)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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