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Diocese of

El Alto

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: El Alto / Altan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: La Paz

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Juli (←), Coroico (↗), La Paz (→), Corocoro (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.03.30 – ...):Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Ordinaries

Bishops of El Alto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)Permalink
(2021.03.30 – ...)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Born:1974.05.23 (La Paz, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:2004.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2018.07.25

Titular Bishop of Muteci (2018.03.27 – 2021.03.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2018.03.27 – 2021.03.30)

Apostolic Administrator of El Alto (Bolivia) (2020.07.16 – 2021.03.30)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2021.03.30 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2021.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (48)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.07.16 – 2021.03.30)

Bishop Eugenio ScarpelliniPermalink
(2013.07.26 – 2020.07.15)

Born:1954.01.08 (Verdellino, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1978.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:2010.09.09
Died:2020.07.15 (El Alto, Bolivia † 66)

Titular Bishop of Bida (2010.07.15 – 2013.07.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2010.07.15 – 2013.07.26)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2012.12 – 2015.11.06)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2013.07.26 – 2020.07.15)

Died of COVID-19.

Archbishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (79)Bishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (79) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1994.06.25 – 2013.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sucre (Bolivia)

Omnibus bene facere

Born:1943.07.22 (Alquerias, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1988.06.18

Titular Bishop of Gummi in Proconsulari (1988.04.16 – 1994.06.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1988.04.16 – 1994.06.25)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (1994.06.25 – 2013.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (2013.02.02 – 2020.02.11)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 23,000 km²

Population: 877,200 Catholics (57.0% of 1,538,240 total) (2020)

Statistics: 58 parishes, 57 priests (42 diocesan, 15 religious), 43 deacons, 35 lay religious (18 brothers, 17 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de Copacabana (February 2), Saint John Bosco (January 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 28

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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