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Diocese of

Sololá–Chimaltenango

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sololá–Chimaltenango / Sololen(sis)–Chimaltenangen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (42)

Suchitepéquez–Retalhuleu (↙), Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (←), Quiché (↑), Santiago de Guatemala (→), Escuintla (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.07.16 – ...):Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (59)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Roman Rite)

Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (59)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (59)Permalink
(2021.07.16 – ...)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala)

Born:1962.12.12 (Aldea Los Horcones, Chiquimula, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1988.11.25
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.04

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2012.03? – ?)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (2013.02.09 – 2021.07.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala) (2013.02.09 – 2021.07.16)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (2021.07.16 – ...)

Archbishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. (68)Bishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. (68) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2007.07.28 – 2020.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)
President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1954.04.28 (Madrid, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1983.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:2004.09.25

Titular Bishop of Rotaria (2004.07.09 – 2007.07.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (2004.07.09 – 2007.07.28)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – 2020.07.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala) (2010.10 – 2011.07.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2017.01.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2020.07.09 – ...)

Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (79)Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (79)Permalink
(1999.01.28 – 2007.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi
Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)
Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala)

Consolatio in caritate

Born:1943.05.09 (San Martín Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1987.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:1999.03.20

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (1999.01.28 – 2007.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi (2007.07.28 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2018.02.24 – 2020.07.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala) (2021.09.21 – ...)

Bishop Eduardo Ernesto FuentesRuysschaert DuartePermalink
(1986.04.05 – 1997.07.20)

Born:1941.08.20 (Quiriguá, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1969.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1980.05.15
Died:1997.07.20 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Lares (1980.04.09 – 1982.10.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1980.04.09 – 1982.10.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sololá (Guatemala) (1982.10.18 – 1986.04.05)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (1986.04.05 – 1997.07.20)

Bishops of Sololá (Roman Rite)

Bishop Angélico Melotto Mazzardo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1959.06.27 – 1986.04.05)

Born:1911.03.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1936.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1959.07.05
Died:1999.05.11 († 88)

Bishop of Sololá (Guatemala) (1959.06.27 – 1986.04.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1978 – 1980)

Bishop Jorge García CabalierosPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.03.10 – 1955.04.05)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 3,040 km²

Population: 773,780 Catholics (57.3% of 1,349,660 total) (2020)

Statistics: 44 parishes, 99 priests (diocesan), 65 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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