Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho

Archdiocese of Ayacucho

Archidioecesis Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis
Ayacucho church by night.jpg
Cathedral of Ayacucho
Location
Country Peru
Statistics
Area26,777 km2 (10,339 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2006)
511,000
297,000 (58.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCatedral Basílica Santa María
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSalvador Piñeiro
Map
Arquidiócesis de Ayacucho.svg
Website
www.arquidiocesisdeayacucho.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga (Latin: Ayacuquensis o Huamangensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Ayacucho in Peru.[1][2]

In 2013, Gabino Miranda Melgarejo was laicized after resigning as auxiliary bishop earlier in the year.[3]

History

  • 20 July 1609: Established as Diocese of Guamanga from the Diocese of Cusco, suffragan of the archdioceses of Lima[4]
  • 1838: Seat of the diocese transferred to Ayacucho
  • 30 June 1966: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho

Bishops

Ordinaries

  • Agustín de Carvajal, O.S.A. (7 May 1612 – 19 Aug 1618 Died)[5]
  • Francisco Verdugo Cabrera (14 Mar 1622 – 20 Jul 1636 Died)[6]
  • Gabriel de Zarate, O.P. (14 Dec 1637 – 1638 Died)
  • Antonio Corderiña Vega, O.S.A. (26 May 1642 – 1649 Died)
  • Andrés García de Zurita (1649 – 4 Apr 1650 Appointed, Bishop of Trujillo)
  • Francisco de Godoy (2 May 1650 – 1 Sep 1659 Appointed, Bishop of Trujillo)
  • Cipriano Medina, O.P. (16 Feb 1660 – 1664 Died)
  • Vasco Jacinto de Contreras y Valverde (7 Jun 1666 – 1668 Died)
  • Cristóbal de Castilla y Zamora (11 Jun 1668 – 8 Nov 1677 Appointed, Archbishop of La Plata o Charcas)
  • Sancho de Andrade de Figueroa (12 Jun 1679 – 15 Nov 1688 Appointed, Bishop of Quito)[7]
  • Francisco Luis de Bruna Rico (6 Dec 1688 – 1689 Died)
  • Mateo Delgado (12 Dec 1689 – Jul 1695 Died)
  • Diego Ladrón de Guevara (11 Apr 1699 – 15 Sep 1704 Appointed, Bishop of Quito)[8]
  • Francisco de Deza y Ulloa (17 Dec 1716 – 22 Apr 1722 Died)
  • Alfonso Roldán, O.S.Bas. (30 Aug 1723 – 22 Feb 1741 Died)
  • Miguel Bernardino de la Fuenta y Rojas (7 Aug 1741 – 1742 Died)
  • Francisco Gutiérrez Galeano, O. de M. (25 Jan 1745 – 12 Oct 1748 Died)
  • Felipe Manrique de Lara y Polanco (23 Feb 1750 – 31 Jan 1763 Died)
  • José Luis de Lila y Moreno, O.S.A. (20 Aug 1764 – 25 Dec 1768 Died)
  • Miguel Moreno y Ollo (12 Mar 1770 – Feb 1780 Died)
  • Francisco López Sánchez (10 Dec 1781 – 2 Mar 1790 Died)
  • Bartolomé Fabro Palacios (11 Apr 1791 – 10 Jul 1795 Died)
  • Francisco Matienzo (27 Jun 1796 – 1802 Died)
  • José Antonio Martínez de Aldunate (26 Mar 1804 – 8 Apr 1811 Died)
  • José Vicente Silva Avilés y Olave Salaverría (15 Mar 1815 – 26 Oct 1816 Died)
  • Pedro Gutiérrez de Cos y Saavedra Seminario (16 Mar 1818 – 13 Mar 1826 Confirmed, Bishop of Puerto Rico)
  • Juan Rodríguez Reymúndez (17 Sep 1838 Confirmed – Did Not Take Effect)
  • Santiago José O’ Phelan Recabarren (12 Jul 1841 Confirmed – 22 Sep 1857 Died)
  • José Francisco Ezequiel Moreyra (27 Mar 1865 – 23 Mar 1874 Died)
  • Juan José de Polo Valenzuela (17 Sep 1875 – 2 Nov 1882 Died)
  • Julian Cáceres Negrón (19 Jan 1893 – 21 Feb 1900 Resigned)
  • Fidel Olivas Escudero (19 Apr 1900 – 12 Apr 1935 Died)
  • Francesco Solano Muente y Campos, O.F.M. (30 May 1936 – 21 Jul 1939 Resigned)
  • Victorino Alvarez, S.D.B. (15 Dec 1940 – 2 Mar 1958 Died)
  • Otoniel Alcedo Culquicóndor, S.D.B. (28 Aug 1958 – 20 Nov 1979 Resigned) Diocese elevated to Archdiocese 3 June 1966
  • Federico Richter Fernandez-Prada, O.F.M. (20 Nov 1979 – 23 May 1991 Retired)
  • Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (13 May 1995 – 9 Jan 1999 Appointed, Archbishop of Lima) (Cardinal in 2001)
  • Luis Abilio Sebastiani Aguirre, S.M. (13 Jun 2001 – 6 Aug 2011 Retired)
  • Salvador Piñeiro García-Calderón (6 Aug 2011 – )

Coadjutor bishops

Auxiliary bishops

  • Elías Prado Tello (1972-1985)
  • Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (1988-1995), appointed Archbishop here; future Cardinal
  • Gabino Miranda Melgarejo (2004-2013), resigned; later that year, he was excardinated, or dismissed, and laicized -returned to the lay state- for sexual misconduct[9]

Suffragan dioceses

See also

Sources

  • GCatholic.org
  • Catholic Hierarchy
  • Diocese website Archived 2018-07-05 at the Wayback Machine

References

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Catholic News Service". 27 September 2022. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Diocese of Ayacucho" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Agustín de Carvajal, O.S.A." retrieved November 22, 2015
  6. ^ "Bishop Francisco Verdugo Cabrera" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved May 31, 2016
  7. ^ "Bishop Sancho de Andrade de Figueroa" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  8. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Diego Ladrón de Guevara" retrieved December 9, 2015
  9. ^ "Catholic News Service". 27 September 2022. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013.


Coordinates: 13°09′38″S 74°13′29″W / 13.1606°S 74.2248°W / -13.1606; -74.2248

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