Roman Catholic Diocese of Abancay

Diocese of Abancay

Dioecesis Abancaiensis
Location
CountryPeru
Ecclesiastical provinceCuzco
Statistics
Area12,950 km2 (5,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2005)
335,628
310,628 (92.6%)
Parishes17
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Secular priests58
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopGilberto Gómez González

The Diocese of Abancay is a Latin Church ecclesiastical jurisdiction or diocese of the Catholic Church in Peru. It was erected on April 28, 1958 from the territory of the Archdiocese of Cuzco with Alcides Mendoza Castro being made its first bishop. It is a suffragan in the ecclesiastical province to the metropolitan Archdiocese of Cuzco.

Gilberto Gómez González has been the bishop of the diocese since 2009.

Bishops

Ordinaries

The cathedral.
  • Alcides Mendoza Castro (1962–1967), appointed Archbishop (personal title) of Peru, Military
  • Enrique Pélach y Feliú (1968–1992)
  • Isidro Sala Ribera (1992–2009)
  • Gilberto Gómez González (2009– )

Coadjutor bishop

Auxiliary bishops

Other priest of this diocese who became bishop

  • Gabino Miranda Melgarejo, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Ayacucho o Huamanga in 2004

Sources

  • Diocese of Abancay / catholic-hierarchy.com

See also

List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Peru

Coordinates: 13°30′59″S 71°58′41″W / 13.516276°S 71.977926°W / -13.516276; -71.977926


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