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Diocese of

Tarija

Bolivia Bolivia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 20,192 km²

Population: 465,120 Catholics (93.5% of 497,351 total) (2018)

Statistics: 27 parishes, 14 missions, 56 priests (30 diocesan, 26 religious), 2 deacons, 127 lay religious (30 brothers, 97 sisters), 12 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Sucre

Neighbouring Dioceses: Humahuaca (↙), Potosí (↖), Sucre (↑), Camiri (↗), Orán (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 24

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.10.11 – ...):Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (53)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (53)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tarija (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (53)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (53)Permalink
(2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia)

Born:1968.08.13 (Buena Vista-La Arboleda, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:2001.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.06.05

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (79)Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (79)Permalink
(2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop emeritus of Tarija (Bolivia)

Born:1942.01.22 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.30

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop Adhemar Esquivel KohenquePermalink
(1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Born:1929.04.22 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1960.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2013.07.17 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Cerveteri (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1992.11.10 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Bishop Abel Costas MontañoPermalink
(1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Born:1920.05.25 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1945.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2015.02.11 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Novi (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop Juan Niccolai, O.F.M.Permalink
(1947.08.16 – 1974)

Born:1898.03.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1922.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:1944.05.28
Died:1976.08.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Rhandus (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1947.08.16 – 1974)

Bishop Ramón Font y Farrés, C.M.F.Permalink
(1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Born:1874.02.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1901.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1925.03.15
Died:1947.08.16 († 73)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.09.23

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