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Diocese of

Valparaíso

Chile Chile

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 4,763 km²

Population: 986,242 Catholics (74.1% of 1,331,832 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santiago

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Felipe (↗), Santiago (→), Melipilla (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Carmen

Statistics: 69 parishes, 271 missions, 170 priests (90 diocesan, 80 religious), 78 deacons, 360 lay religious (126 brothers, 234 sisters), 15 seminarians (2015)

Address: Carrera 430, Valparaíso, Chile

Phone: 32-255538

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History


Special Churches

San Felipe (↗), Santiago (→), Melipilla (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1998.12.04 – ...):Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC. (75)Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC. (75)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Valparaíso (Roman Rite)

Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC. (75)Bishop Gonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar, SS.CC. (75)Permalink
(1998.12.04 – ...)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile)

Dominus Fortitudo Mea

Born:1942.09.27 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1968.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1995.04.02

Titular Bishop of Lamiggiga (1995.01.31 – 1998.03.07)

Military Ordinary of Chile (Chile) (1995.01.31 – 1999.11.04)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1998.12.04 – ...)

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, I.Sch. (84)Archbishop Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, I.Sch. (84) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1996.09.24 – 1998.04.24)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace
Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santiago (Chile)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1933.09.05 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1991.01.06
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21

Superior General of Institute of Schönstatt Fathers (1974 – 1990.12.22)

Titular Archbishop of Hólar (1990.12.22 – 1996.09.24)

Secretary of Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life (1990.12.22 – 1996.09.24)

Archbishop-Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1996.09.24 – 1998.04.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1998 – 2004)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (1998.04.24 – 2010.12.15)

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1999 – 2003)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace (2001.02.21 [2001.10.15] – ...)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2003 – 2007.07.12)

Member of Council of Cardinals to assist in the governance of the Universal Church and to reform the Roman Curia (2013.04.13 – ...)

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (90)Bishop Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez (90) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1993.04.16 – 1996.06.21)

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 – ...)

Archbishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela RíosPermalink
(1983.05.03 – 1993.04.16)

Scio cui credidi

Born:1917.10.10 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1943.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1956.07.15
Died:1998.02.20 († 80)

Bishop-Prelate of Copiapó (Chile) (1955.06.27 – 1956.05.24)

Titular Bishop of Ægeæ (1956.05.24 – 1957.08.20)

Bishop-Prelate of Copiapó (Chile) (1956.05.24 – 1957.08.20)

Bishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1957.08.20 – 1967.06.28)

Apostolic Administrator of Calama (Chile) (1965.07.21 – 1968.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (1967.06.28 – 1974.03.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Calama (Chile) (1970.04 – 1970.06.02)

Archbishop-Bishop of San Felipe (Chile) (1974.03.25 – 1983.05.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1977 – 1980)

Archbishop-Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1983.05.03 – 1993.04.16)

Archbishop Emilio Tagle CovarrubiasPermalink
(1961.05.22 – 1983.05.03)

Born:1907.08.19 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1930.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1958.03.16
Died:1991.09.05 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Arethusa (1958.01.10 – 1959.03.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (1958.01.10 – 1961.05.22)

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago (Chile) (1959 – 1961.05.14)

Titular Archbishop of Nicopolis ad Nestum (1959.03.12 – 1961.05.22)

Archbishop-Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1961.05.22 – 1983.05.03)

Bishop Raúl Silva Henríquez, S.D.B. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1959.10.24 – 1961.05.14)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1907.09.27 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1938.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1959.11.29
Created Cardinal:1962.03.19
Died:1999.04.09 († 91)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1959.10.24 – 1961.05.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (1961.05.14 – 1983.05.03)

President of Caritas Internationalis (1962 – 1965)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (1962.03.22 – 1999.04.09)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1963 – 1968)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1972 – 1976)

Bishop Rafael Lira InfantePermalink
(1938.03.18 – 1958.10.26)

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)

Bishop Eduardo Gimpert PautPermalink
(1925.12.14 – 1937.08.29)

Born:1867.03.20 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1889.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1916.10.28
Died:1937.08.29 († 70)

Apostolic Administrator of Valparaíso (Chile) (1906.03.10 – 1925.12.14)

Titular Bishop of Echinus (1916.04.27 – 1925.12.14)

Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1937.08.29)

Bishop Eduardo Gimpert PautPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1906.03.10 – 1925.12.14)

Fr. Ramón Angel Jara Ruz (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1894.03.13 – 1898.04.28)

Former Prelates


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