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Diocese of

Potosí

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 118,218 km²

Population: 735,691 Catholics (88.2% of 834,501 total) (2018)

Statistics: 53 parishes, 57 priests (48 diocesan, 9 religious), 5 deacons, 57 lay religious (9 brothers, 48 sisters), 7 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Sucre

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Juan Bautista de Calama (↙), Iquique (←), Oruro (↖), Cochabamba (↑), Aiquile (↗), Sucre (→), Tarija (↘), Humahuaca (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: San Juan María Vianney (August 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 16

Website: Facebook Page

History


Special Churches

San Juan Bautista de Calama (↙), Iquique (←), Oruro (↖), Cochabamba (↑), Aiquile (↗), Sucre (→), Tarija (↘), Humahuaca (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.10.28 – ...):Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (49)Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (49)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Potosí (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (49)Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (49)Permalink
(2020.10.28 – ...)

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia)

Born:1972.05.09 (San Lorenzo, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1999.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2021.01.20

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (2020.10.28 – ...)

Archbishop Ricardo Ernesto Centellas Guzmán (58)Bishop Ricardo Ernesto Centellas Guzmán (58) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2009.11.25 – 2020.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia)
President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Born:1962.11.07 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1988.08.11
Consecrated Bishop:2005.09.15

Titular Bishop of Turres Ammeniæ (2005.06.30 – 2009.11.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (2005.06.30 – 2009.11.25)

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (2009.11.25 – 2020.02.11)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2012.12 – 2015.11.06)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2015.11.06 – ...)

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

Bishop Walter Pérez VillamontePermalink
(1998.03.07 – 2009.11.25)

Born:1936.11.03 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1959.01.11
Consecrated Bishop:1996.02.02
Died:2018.03.29 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Curubis (1995.12.16 – 1998.03.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (1995.12.16 – 1998.03.07)

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1998.03.07 – 2009.11.25)

Archbishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero (77)Bishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero (77) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1984.10.06 – 1996.07.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of La Paz (Bolivia)

Born:1943.12.15 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1967.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1985.04.13

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1984.10.06 – 1996.07.31)

President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (1991 – 1997)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1996.07.31 – 2020.05.23)

Bishop Bernardo Leonardo Fey Schneider, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1968.12.30 – 1983.05.21)

Born:1910.02.25 (France)
Ordained Priest:1935.08.04
Consecrated Bishop:1952.09.07
Died:1989.10.20 († 79)

Auxiliary Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1952.07.09 – 1956.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Philadelphia minor (1952.07.09 – 1968.12.30)

Coadjutor Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1956.07.28 – 1968.12.30)

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1968.12.30 – 1983.05.21)

Bishop Cleto Loayza GumielPermalink
(1924.11.15 – 1968.12.30)

Born:1888.04.26 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1911.03.03
Consecrated Bishop:1925.03.25
Died:1968.12.30 († 80)

Bishop of Potosí (Bolivia) (1924.11.15 – 1968.12.30)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.06.22

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