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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Cumaná

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Cumaná / Cumanen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Barcelona, Carúpano, El Tigre, Margarita

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Barcelona (←), Margarita (↑), Carúpano (→), Maturín (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2018.05.24 – ...):Archbishop Jesús Andoni González de Zárate Salas (61)Archbishop Jesús Andoni González de Zárate Salas (61)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Cumaná (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jesús Andoni González de Zárate Salas (61)Archbishop Jesús Andoni González de Zárate Salas (61)Permalink
(2018.05.24 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela)
President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

En todo amar y servir

Born:1960.12.27 (Cumaná, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1986.01.11
Consecrated Bishop:2008.01.10

Titular Bishop of Suava (2007.10.15 – 2018.05.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (2007.10.15 – 2018.05.24)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2012.01.12 – 2015)

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

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2022.01.07 – ...)

Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez (83)Archbishop Diego Rafael Padrón Sánchez (83)Permalink
(2002.03.27 – 2018.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cumaná (Venezuela)

Born:1939.05.17 (Montalbán, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1963.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:1990.05.27

Titular Bishop of Gisipa (1990.04.04 – 1994.05.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1990.04.04 – 1994.05.07)

Bishop of Maturín (Venezuela) (1994.05.07 – 2002.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (2002.03.27 – 2018.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2012.01.12 – 2018.01.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Barcelona (Venezuela) (2014.01.25 – 2014.07.11)

Archbishop Alfredo José Rodríguez FigueroaPermalink
(1992.05.16 – 2001.09.17)

Born:1933.01.06 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1957.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.09.08
Died:2001.09.17 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Lari Castellum (1974.07.24 – 1987.03.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1974.07.24 – 1987.03.12)

Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1987.03.12 – 1992.05.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1992.05.16 – 2001.09.17)

Bishops of Cumaná (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfredo José Rodríguez Figueroa (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1987.03.12 – 1992.05.16)

(see above)

Bishop Mariano José Parra LeónPermalink
(1966.11.30 – 1987.03.12)

Born:1911.08.13 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1933.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1967.01.22
Died:1989.01.26 († 77)

Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1966.11.30 – 1987.03.12)

Bishop Crisanto Darío Mata Cova (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1949.10.21 – 1966.04.30)

Born:1915.10.25 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1939.04.08
Consecrated Bishop:1949.11.13
Died:1998.01.09 († 82)

Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1949.10.21 – 1966.04.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1966.04.30 – 1986.05.26)

Bishop Sixto Sosa DízPermalink
(1923.06.16 – 1943.05.29)

Born:1870.10.20 (Venezuela)
Consecrated Bishop:1915.10.28
Died:1943.05.29 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Claudiopolis (1915.06.14 – 1918.12.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Santo Tomás de Guayana (Venezuela) (1915.06.14 – 1918.12.05)

Bishop of Santo Tomás de Guayana (Venezuela) (1918.12.05 – 1923.06.16)

Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1923.06.16 – 1943.05.29)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Calle Bolívar, N° 34. Piso 2 Apdo. 134, Código Postal 6101-A.Cumaná, Estado Sucre, Venezuela

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 5,972 km²

Population: 607,364 Catholics (84.7% of 716,708 total) (2020)

Statistics: 24 parishes, 5 missions, 30 priests (29 diocesan, 1 religious), 11 lay religious (1 brother, 10 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de Altagracia de los Guaiqueríes (May 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: February 3

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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