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Diocese of

Potosí

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Potosí / Potosien(sis) in Bolivia (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Sucre

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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 (50)Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (50)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Potosí (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (50)Bishop Nicolás Renán Aguilera Arroyo (50)
(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 (60)Bishop Ricardo Ernesto Centellas Guzmán (60) (later Archbishop)
(2009.11.25 – 2020.02.11)

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

Born:1962.11.07 (Suquistaca, 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 – 2021.11.12)

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

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2021.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Walter Pérez Villamonte
(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 (79)Bishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero (79) (later Archbishop)
(1984.10.06 – 1996.07.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of La Paz (Bolivia)

Born:1943.12.15 (Sucre, 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.
(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 Gumiel
(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

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 118,218 km²

Population: 754,900 Catholics (89.0% of 848,400 total) (2020)

Statistics: 50 parishes, 47 priests (43 diocesan, 4 religious), 5 deacons, 54 lay religious (6 brothers, 48 sisters), 5 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Juan María Vianney (August 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 16

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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