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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Maracaibo

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Maracaibo / Maracaiben(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Cabimas, El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia, Machiques

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Machiques (↙), Valledupar (←), Riohacha (↖), Cabimas (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2018.05.24 – ...):Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64)Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Maracaibo (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64)Archbishop José Luis Azuaje Ayala (64)Permalink
(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 – ...)

Archbishop Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. (81)Archbishop Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. (81)Permalink
(2000.11.11 – 2018.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Born:1941.05.16 (Cagua, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1968.10.12
Consecrated Bishop:1990.05.27

Titular Bishop of Cæciri (1990.04.04 – 1991.05.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1990.04.04 – 1991.05.02)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1991.05.02 – 2000.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (2000.11.11 – 2018.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2006 – 2012.01.12)

Archbishop Ramón Ovidio Pérez Morales (90)Archbishop Ramón Ovidio Pérez Morales (90)Permalink
(1992.12.23 – 1999.06.05)

Archbishop-Bishop emeritus of Los Teques (Venezuela)

Born:1932.06.26 (Pregonero, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1958.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1971.03.19

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Albæ in Byzacena (1970.12.02 – 1980.05.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1970.12.02 – 1980.05.20)

Bishop of Coro (Venezuela) (1980.05.20 – 1992.12.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1990 – 1996)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1992.12.23 – 1999.06.05)

Archbishop-Bishop of Los Teques (Venezuela) (1999.06.05 – 2004.12.30)

Archbishop Domingo Roa PérezPermalink
(1966.04.30 – 1992.12.23)

Born:1915.02.21 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1941.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1957.11.24
Died:2000.01.01 († 84)

Bishop of Calabozo (Venezuela) (1957.10.03 – 1961.01.16)

Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1961.01.16 – 1966.04.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1966.04.30 – 1992.12.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1978 – 1984)

Apostolic Administrator of El Vigía–San Carlos del Zulia (Venezuela) (1994 – 1999.04.14)

Bishops of Maracaibo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Domingo Roa Pérez (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1961.01.16 – 1966.04.30)

(see above)

Bishop José Rafael Pulido Méndez (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1958.06.21 – 1961.01.16)

Born:1907.10.24 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1930.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1958.10.19
Died:1972.08.30 († 64)

Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1958.06.21 – 1961.01.16)

Titular Archbishop of Cyrrhus (1961.01.16 – 1966.11.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) (1961.01.16 – 1966.11.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) (1966.11.22 – 1972.08.30)

Bishop Marcos Sergio GodoyPermalink
(1953.01.02 – 1957.10.21)

Born:1881.10.07 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1906.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1920.05.16
Died:1957.10.21 († 76)

Bishop of Zulia (Venezuela) (1920.03.08 – 1953.01.02)

Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1953.01.02 – 1957.10.21)

Bishops of Zulia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marcos Sergio GodoyPermalink
(1920.03.08 – 1953.01.02)

(see above)

Bishop Arturo Celestino AlvarezPermalink
(1910.08.16 – 1919.12.18)

Born:1870.04.08 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1893.11.26
Consecrated Bishop:1910.11.06
Died:1952.01.08 († 81)

Bishop of Zulia (Venezuela) (1910.08.16 – 1919.12.18)

Titular Bishop of Thapsus (1919.12.18 – 1921.05.09)

Coadjutor Bishop of Calabozo (Venezuela) (1919.12.18 – 1921.05.09)

Bishop of Calabozo (Venezuela) (1921.05.09 – 1952.01.08)

Bishop Francisco MarvezPermalink
(1897.10.21 – 1904)

Born:1839.11.10 (Venezuela)
Consecrated Bishop:1898
Died:1904 († 65)

Bishop of Zulia (Venezuela) (1897.10.21 – 1904)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Address: Calle 95 entre Avenidas 2 y 3, El Milagro, Apdo. Postal 439, Maracaibo, Estado Zulia, Venezuela

Statistics

Area: 12,319 km²

Population: 2,398,440 Catholics (92.8% of 2,585,150 total) (2020)

Statistics: 73 parishes, 21 missions, 87 priests (71 diocesan, 16 religious), 12 deacons, 110 lay religious (20 brothers, 90 sisters), 20 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Sebastián (January 20)

History

Papal Visits

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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