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Diocese of

Margarita

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 1,150 km²

Population: 409,000 Catholics (82.7% of 494,800 total) (2016)

Statistics: 29 parishes, 92 missions, 33 priests (30 diocesan, 3 religious), 16 deacons, 32 lay religious (4 brothers, 28 sisters), 8 seminarians (2016)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cumaná

Neighbouring Dioceses: Cumaná (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Address: Calle Unión 11.20, Apartado 1486311, La Asunción, Estado Nueva Esparta, Venezuela

History


Special Churches

Cumaná (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.08.04 – ...):Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (70)Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Margarita (Roman Rite)

Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (70)Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (70)Permalink
(2015.08.04 – ...)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela)

Born:1951.07.29 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1984.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:2009.09.26

Titular Bishop of Ampora (2009.06.27 – 2015.08.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (2009.06.27 – 2015.08.04)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (2015.08.04 – ...)

Bishop Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón (65)Bishop Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón (65)Permalink
(2008.12.19 – 2014.07.11)

Bishop of Barcelona (Venezuela)

Born:1956.07.23 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1981.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:2009.03.07

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (2008.12.19 – 2014.07.11)

Bishop of Barcelona (Venezuela) (2014.07.11 – ...)

Bishop Rafael Ramón Conde AlfonzoPermalink
(1999.03.18 – 2008.02.12)

Born:1943.07.13 (Caracas, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1968.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.06
Died:2020.12.10 (Maracay, Venezuela † 77)

Titular Bishop of Bapara (1995.12.02 – 1997.08.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1995.12.02 – 1997.08.21)

Coadjutor Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (1997.08.21 – 1999.03.18)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (1999.03.18 – 2008.02.12)

Bishop of Maracay (Venezuela) (2008.02.12 – 2019.07.19)

Bishop César Ramón Ortega HerreraPermalink
(1983.08.25 – 1998.07.15)

Born:1938.07.16 (Salom, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1963.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:1983.10.28
Died:2021.04.09 (Valencia, Venezuela † 82)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (1983.08.25 – 1998.07.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Barcelona (Venezuela) (1997.06.21 – 1998.07.15)

Bishop of Barcelona (Venezuela) (1998.07.15 – 2014.01.20)

Bishop Tulio Manuel Chirivella Varela (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.04.05 – 1982.10.18)

Me gastaré y desgastaré para la gloria de Dios

Born:1932.11.14 (Aguirre, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1956.11.11
Consecrated Bishop:1974.06.09
Died:2021.04.10 (Miami, FL, USA † 88)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (1974.04.05 – 1982.10.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1982.10.18 – 2007.12.22)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1991 – 1995)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1996 – 1999)

Bishop Francisco de Guruceaga IturrizaPermalink
(1969.06.18 – 1973.10.02)

Born:1928.01.28 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1960.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1967.05.21
Died:2012.02.10 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Villa regis (1967.03.31 – 1969.06.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1967.03.31 – 1969.06.18)

Bishop of Margarita (Venezuela) (1969.06.18 – 1973.10.02)

Bishop of La Guaira (Venezuela) (1973.10.02 – 2001.10.18)


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