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Diocese of

Rancagua

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 16,046 km²

Population: 739,682 Catholics (80.4% of 920,055 total) (2015)

Statistics: 66 parishes, 666 missions, 109 priests (66 diocesan, 43 religious), 62 deacons, 189 lay religious (60 brothers, 129 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santiago

Neighbouring Dioceses: Melipilla (↖), San Bernardo (↑), San Rafael (→), Talca (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: La Santa Cruz

Address: O'Carrol 535, Rancagua, Chile

Phone: 72-334500

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Melipilla (↖), San Bernardo (↑), San Rafael (→), Talca (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.06.28 – ...):Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez (60)Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez (60)

Titular Bishop of Tetci

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Chile

Ordinaries

Bishops of Rancagua (Roman Rite)

Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez (60)Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Pérez (60)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.06.28 – ...)

Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić (79)Bishop Alejandro Goić Karmelić (79)Permalink
(2004.04.23 – 2018.06.28)

Bishop emeritus of Rancagua (Chile)

Cristo es mi vida

Born:1940.03.07 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1966.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.27

Auxiliary Bishop of Concepción (Chile) (1979.04.23 – 1991.06.30)

Titular Bishop of Africa (1979.04.23 – 1994.10.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Concepción (Chile) (1988.07.29 – 1989.10.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of Talca (Chile) (1991.06.30 – 1994.10.27)

Bishop of Osorno (Chile) (1994.10.27 [1994.11.25] – 2003.07.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (2003.07.10 – 2004.04.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2004 – 2010.11)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (2004.04.23 – 2018.06.28)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2010.11 – 2016.10.21)

Bishop Francisco Javier Prado Aránguiz, SS.CC. (90)Bishop Francisco Javier Prado Aránguiz, SS.CC. (90)Permalink
(1993.04.16 – 2004.04.23)

Bishop emeritus of Rancagua (Chile)

Crux spes unica

Born:1929.03.08 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1953.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1984.09.02

Bishop of Iquique (Chile) (1984.07.09 – 1988.04.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1988.04.28 – 1993.04.16)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (1993.04.16 – 2004.04.23)

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (92)Bishop Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (92) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1987.11.25 – 1993.04.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Saba pro hac vice Title
Bishop emeritus of Valparaíso (Chile)
Protodeacon emeritus of College of Cardinals

Oportet illum crescere

Born:1926.12.23 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1985.01.06
Created Cardinal:1998.02.21

Titular Bishop of Thibilis (1984.12.18 – 1987.11.25)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (1987.11.25 – 1993.04.16)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1993.04.16 – 1996.06.21)

Pro-Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (1996.06.21 – 1998.02.23)

Archbishop ad personam (1996.09.19 – 1998.02.21)

Cardinal-Deacon of S. Saba (1998.02.21 [1998.05.24] – 2008.03.01)

Prefect of Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (1998.02.23 – 2002.10.01)

Protodeacon of College of Cardinals (2005.02.24 – 2007.02.23)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Saba pro hac vice Title (2008.03.01 – ...)

Bishop Alejandro Durán MoreiraPermalink
(1970.02.02 – 1986.05.30)

Born:1914.12.18 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1938.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1959.06.11
Died:2003.04.19 († 88)

Bishop of San Carlos de Ancud (Chile) (1959.04.17 – 1966.03.31)

Bishop of Los Ángeles (Chile) (1966.03.31 – 1970.02.02)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (1970.02.02 – 1986.05.30)

Bishop Eduardo Larraín CordovezPermalink
(1938.07.09 – 1970.02.02)

Born:1890.05.07 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1913.05.04
Consecrated Bishop:1938.09.21
Died:1970.10.20 († 80)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (1938.07.09 – 1970.02.02)

Titular Bishop of Vegesela in Numidia (1970.02.02 – 1970.10.20)

Bishop Rafael Lira InfantePermalink
(1925.12.14 – 1938.03.18)

Born:1879.05.15 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1912.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1926.01.03
Died:1958.10.26 († 79)

Bishop of Rancagua (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1938.03.18)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1938.03.18 – 1958.10.26)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.03.14

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