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Diocese of

Vera Paz

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Vera Paz / Cobán / Veræ Pacis (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santiago de Guatemala

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Santiago de Guatemala (↙), Quiché (←), El Petén (↑), Izabal (→), Zacapa (↘), Jalapa (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2001.02.22 – ...):Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Núñez (68)Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Núñez (68)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vera Paz (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Núñez (68)Bishop Rodolfo Valenzuela Núñez (68)Permalink
(2001.02.22 – ...)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Instaurare omnia in Christo

Born:1954.06.26 (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1980.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1997.10.07

Coadjutor Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1997.02.19 – 2001.02.22)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (2001.02.22 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2012.03 – 2017.01.20)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2020.01 – ...)

Bishop Gerardo Humberto Flores ReyesPermalink
(1977.10.07 – 2001.02.22)

Born:1925.12.09 (Quezaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1966.10.07
Died:2022.02.17 (Coban, Guatemala † 96)

Auxiliary Bishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos (Guatemala) (1966.07.26 – 1969.05.09)

Titular Bishop of Nova Cæsaris (1966.07.26 – 1977.10.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala) (1969.05.09 – 1977.10.07)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1977.10.07 – 2001.02.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1992 – 1994)

Bishop Juan José Gerardi ConederaPermalink
(1967.05.05 – 1974.08.22)

Constituido al servicio de Dios a favor de todos

Born:1922.12.27 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1946.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1967.07.30
Died:1998.04.26 († 75)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1967.05.05 – 1974.08.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1972 – 1978)

Bishop of Santa Cruz del Quiché (Guatemala) (1974.08.22 – 1984.08.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1980 – 1982)

Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera (1984.08.14 – 1998.04.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1984.08.14 – 1998.04.26)

Bishop Raimundo María Julián Manguán-Martín y Delgado, O.P.Permalink
(1945.11.14 – 1966.05.28)

Born:1882.01.07 (Caleruega, Burgos, Castilla y Leon, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1906.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1944.09.03
Died:1975.12.08 (Cobán, Guatemala † 93)

Titular Bishop of Trocmades (1944.05.26 – 1945.11.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1944.05.26 – 1945.11.14)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1945.11.14 – 1966.05.28)

Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of El Petén (Guatemala) (1951.03.10 – 1956)

Titular Bishop of Turris in Proconsulari (1966.05.28 – 1975.12.08)

Bishop José Luis Montenegro y FloresPermalink
(1935.01.23 – 1945.05.23)

Born:1869.01.10 (Guatemala)
Consecrated Bishop:1935.05.19
Died:1945.05.23 († 76)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1935.01.23 – 1945.05.23)

Archbishop Luis Durou y Sure, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1928.11.12 – 1935.01.14)

Bishop Juan Fernández de RosilloPermalink
(1592.06.12 – 1603.06.16)

Born:1533 (Spain)
Died:1606.10.29 († 73)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1592.06.12 – 1603.06.16)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1603.06.16 – 1606.10.29)

Bishop Antonio de Hervias, O.P.Permalink
(1579.01.09 – 1587.09.28)

Died:1590

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1577.04.15 – 1579.01.09)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1579.01.09 – 1587.09.28)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1587.09.28 – 1590)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 11,810 km²

Population: 1,443,000 Catholics (85.0% of 1,697,270 total) (2020)

Statistics: 37 parishes, 55 priests (25 diocesan, 30 religious), 173 lay religious (35 brothers, 138 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Saint Dominic of Osma

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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