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Diocese of

Chitré

Panama Panama

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,150 km²

Population: 185,430 Catholics (85.0% of 218,154 total) (2018)

Statistics: 23 parishes, 35 priests (29 diocesan, 6 religious), 4 deacons, 29 lay religious (6 brothers, 23 sisters), 8 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Panamá

Neighbouring Dioceses: Santiago de Veraguas (←), Penonomé (↑)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Website: Link

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.04.25 – ...):Bishop Rafael Valdivieso Miranda (53)Bishop Rafael Valdivieso Miranda (53)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama

Ordinaries

Bishops of Chitré (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael Valdivieso Miranda (53)Bishop Rafael Valdivieso Miranda (53)Permalink
(2013.04.25 – ...)

Bishop of Chitré (Panama)
President of Episcopal Conference of Panama

Humilis servus caritatis

Born:1968.03.18 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1995.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:2013.07.06

Bishop of Chitré (Panama) (2013.04.25 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2016.01 – 2019.03.11)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2019.03.11 – ...)

Bishop Fernando Torres DuránPermalink
(1999.07.02 – 2013.04.25)

Conságranos en la verdad

Born:1937.08.02 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1960.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1996.12.21
Died:2019.11.13 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Abaradira (1996.11.29 – 1999.07.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1996.11.29 – 1999.07.02)

Bishop of Chitré (Panama) (1999.07.02 – 2013.04.25)

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R. (77)Bishop José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán, O.A.R. (77) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1994.10.29 – 1999.07.02)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe da Copertino
Bishop of David (Panama)

Præsumus si prosumus

Born:1944.02.24 (Pamplona, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1969.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.18
Created Cardinal:2015.02.14

Titular Bishop of Parthenia (1985.12.30 – 1994.10.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1985.12.30 – 1994.10.29)

General Secretary of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1992 – 1997)

Bishop of Chitré (Panama) (1994.10.29 – 1999.07.02)

Bishop of David (Panama) (1999.07.02 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2000 – 2004)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (2007.04 – 2013.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giuseppe da Copertino (2015.02.14 [2015.10.18] – ...)

Bishop José María Carrizo VillarrealPermalink
(1963.01.21 – 1994.10.29)

Born:1918.08.05 (Panama)
Ordained Priest:1942.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1963.03.24
Died:1998.04.15 († 79)

Bishop of Chitré (Panama) (1963.01.21 – 1994.10.29)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1971 – 1973)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1982 – 1985)


as of 2021.06.01

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