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Diocese of

Tarija

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Tarija / Tariien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Sucre

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Humahuaca (↙), Potosí (↖), Sucre (↑), Camiri (↗), Orán (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.10.11 – ...):Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (54)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (54)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tarija (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (54)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (54)Permalink
(2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia)

Born:1968.08.13 (Buena Vista-La Arboleda, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:2001.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.06.05

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (80)Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (80)Permalink
(2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop emeritus of Tarija (Bolivia)

Born:1942.01.22 (Palencia, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.30

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop Adhemar Esquivel KohenquePermalink
(1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Born:1929.04.22 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1960.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2013.07.17 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Cerveteri (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1992.11.10 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Bishop Abel Costas MontañoPermalink
(1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Born:1920.05.25 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1945.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2015.02.11 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Novi (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop Juan Niccolai, O.F.M.Permalink
(1947.08.16 – 1974)

Born:1898.03.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1922.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:1944.05.28
Died:1976.08.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Rhandus (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1947.08.16 – 1974)

Bishop Ramón Font y Farrés, C.M.F.Permalink
(1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Born:1874.02.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1901.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1925.03.15
Died:1947.08.16 († 73)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 20,192 km²

Population: 478,230 Catholics (93.5% of 511,583 total) (2020)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 14 missions, 56 priests (30 diocesan, 26 religious), 2 deacons, 131 lay religious (34 brothers, 97 sisters), 9 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 24

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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