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Diocese of

Villa María

Argentina Argentina

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 58,000 km²

Population: 323,472 Catholics (79.6% of 406,362 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Córdoba

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Luis (↙), Río Cuarto (↙), Córdoba (↖), San Francisco (↑), Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (↗), Rosario (→), Venado Tuerto (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Inmaculada Concepción de la Santísima Virgen (December 8), San José Obrero (May 1), San Pío X (August 21)

Statistics: 50 parishes, 62 priests (58 diocesan, 4 religious), 30 lay religious (4 brothers, 26 sisters), 7 seminarians (2015)

Address: Dr. Manuel Belgrano 20, X5901BGB, Villa María, Argentina

Phone: (0353) 4532026

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

San Luis (↙), Río Cuarto (↙), Córdoba (↖), San Francisco (↑), Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz (↗), Rosario (→), Venado Tuerto (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.02.28 – ...):Bishop Samuel Jofré Giraudo (61)Bishop Samuel Jofré Giraudo (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Villa María (Roman Rite)

Bishop Samuel Jofré Giraudo (61)Bishop Samuel Jofré Giraudo (61)Permalink
(2013.02.28 – ...)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina)

Omnia in bonum

Born:1957.06.08 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1983.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.05

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (2013.02.28 – ...)

Bishop José Ángel Rovai (82)Bishop José Ángel Rovai (82)Permalink
(2006.10.03 – 2013.02.28)

Bishop emeritus of Villa María (Argentina)

Born:1936.10.19 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1963.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1999.11.01

Titular Bishop of Abaradira (1999.08.13 – 2006.10.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1999.08.13 – 2006.10.03)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (2006.10.03 – 2013.02.28)

Bishop Roberto Rodríguez (82)Bishop Roberto Rodríguez (82)Permalink
(1998.06.23 – 2006.05.24)

Bishop emeritus of La Rioja (Argentina)

Tened los mismos sentimientos de Cristo

Born:1936.08.14 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1970.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:1992.12.22

Titular Bishop of Pertusa (1992.11.12 – 1998.06.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1992.11.12 – 1998.06.23)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (1998.06.23 – 2006.05.24)

Bishop of La Rioja (Argentina) (2006.05.24 – 2013.07.09)

Bishop Alfredo Guillermo DisandroPermalink
(1980.04.16 – 1998.06.23)

Born:1922.06.08 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1950.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:1975.04.20
Died:2001.07.01 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Vicus Turris (1975.02.24 – 1980.04.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1975.02.24 – 1980.04.16)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (1980.04.16 – 1998.06.23)

Bishop Cándido Genaro Rubiolo (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1977.04.15 – 1979.10.11)

Born:1920.09.19 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1945.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.11.17
Died:2004.02.09 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ in Mauretania (1974.09.04 – 1977.04.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1974.09.04 – 1977.04.15)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (1977.04.15 – 1979.10.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mendoza (Argentina) (1979.10.11 – 1996.03.25)

Bishop Alberto Deane, C.P.Permalink
(1957.03.13 – 1977.04.15)

Born:1908.05.03 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1933.04.28
Consecrated Bishop:1957.06.29
Died:1985.09.15 († 77)

Superior General of Congregation of the Passion (Passionists) (1946 – 1952)

Bishop of Villa María (Argentina) (1957.03.13 – 1977.04.15)


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