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Diocese of

Barinas

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Barinas / Barinen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Mérida

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

San Cristóbal de Venezuela (↙), Mérida (←), Trujillo (↑), Guanare (↗), San Carlos de Venezuela (↗), Calabozo (→), San Fernando de Apure (↘), Guasdualito (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.12.21 – ...):Bishop Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (71)Bishop Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (71)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Barinas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (71)Bishop Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (71)Permalink
(2018.12.21 – ...)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela)

Born:1951.01.13 (La Pedregoza, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1977.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.20

Titular Bishop of Leptiminus (1995.12.06 – 2011.04.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Caroní (Venezuela) (1995.12.06 – 2011.04.09)

Bishop of Machiques (Venezuela) (2011.04.09 – 2018.12.21)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2018.12.21 – ...)

Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64)Bishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2013.08.30 – 2018.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Born:1957.12.06 (Valera, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1999.05.29

Titular Bishop of Italica (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1999.03.18 – 2006.07.15)

Apostolic Administrator of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2005 – 2006.07.15)

Bishop of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (2006.07.15 – 2013.08.30)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2012.01.12 – 2018.01.09)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2013.08.30 – 2018.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2018.01.09 – 2022.01.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (2018.05.24 – ...)

Bishop Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval (85)Bishop Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval (85)Permalink
(2002.07.16 – 2013.08.30)

Bishop emeritus of Barinas (Venezuela)

Born:1936.12.26 (San Carlos, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1963.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1994.10.15

Bishop of Puerto Cabello (Venezuela) (1994.07.05 – 2002.07.16)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (2002.07.16 – 2013.08.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Acarigua–Araure (Venezuela) (2013.12 – 2015.08.10)

Bishop Antonio José López Castillo (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1992.08.01 – 2001.12.27)

Born:1945.07.09 (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1970.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1988.05.28
Died:2021.07.18 (Maracaibo, Venezuela † 76)

Titular Bishop of Theuzi (1988.02.26 – 1992.08.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1988.02.26 – 1992.08.01)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (1992.08.01 – 2001.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Calabozo (Venezuela) (2001.12.27 – 2007.12.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (2007.12.22 – 2020.03.25)

Bishop Rafael Angel González RamírezPermalink
(1965.07.23 – 1992.08.01)

Born:1916.08.12 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1941.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1965.08.22
Died:2007.05.10 († 90)

Bishop of Barinas (Venezuela) (1965.07.23 – 1992.08.01)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Calle Briceño Méndez, frente a la Plaza Bolívar, Apartado postal N°2, Barinas, Estado Barinas, Venezuela

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

Statistics

Area: 35,200 km²

Population: 787,000 Catholics (80.3% of 980,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 45 parishes, 1 mission, 65 priests (56 diocesan, 9 religious), 16 deacons, 37 lay religious (13 brothers, 24 sisters), 51 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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