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Diocese of

San Carlos de Venezuela

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: San Carlos de Venezuela / Sancti Caroli in Venetiola (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Valencia

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Guanare (↙), Acarigua–Araure (←), Barquisimeto (↖), San Felipe (↖), Puerto Cabello (↑), Valencia (↗), Calabozo (→), Barinas (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.08 – ...):Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez (55)Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Carlos de Venezuela (Roman Rite)

Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez (55)Bishop Polito Rodríguez Méndez (55)Permalink
(2016.04.08 – ...)

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela)

Born:1967.08.13 (Santa Bárbara, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1999.07.31
Consecrated Bishop:2016.06.18

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela) (2016.04.08 – ...)

Archbishop Reinaldo Del Prette Lissot (70)Archbishop Reinaldo Del Prette Lissot (70)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.03.05 – 2016.04.08)

Bishop Jesús Tomás Zárraga Colmenares (65)Bishop Jesús Tomás Zárraga Colmenares (65)Permalink
(2002.12.27 – 2014.11.10)

Bishop emeritus of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela)

Born:1957.09.22 (Caserio Azaro, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1985.09.14
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.15

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela) (2002.12.27 – 2014.11.10)

Apostolic Administrator of La Guaira (Venezuela) (2011.11 – 2013.11.30)

Bishop Antonio Arellano DuránPermalink
(1980.06.03 – 2002.12.27)

Born:1927.06.13 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1955.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1980.08.24
Died:2003.03.02 († 75)

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela) (1980.06.03 – 2002.12.27)

Bishop Medardo Luis Luzardo Romero (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1972.05.16 – 1979.08.20)

Born:1935.04.17 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1960.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1972.07.25
Died:2018.11.27 († 83)

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela) (1972.05.16 – 1979.08.20)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1979.08.20 – 1986.05.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1986.05.26 – 2011.08.27)

Contact Info

Address: Calle Carabobo, N° 11-10, San Carlos, Estado Cojedes, Venezuela

Statistics

Area: 14,800 km²

Population: 349,380 Catholics (95.5% of 365,655 total) (2020)

Statistics: 21 parishes, 4 missions, 22 priests (15 diocesan, 7 religious), 6 deacons, 29 lay religious (8 brothers, 21 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Carlos Borromeo (November 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 9

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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