Roman Catholic Diocese of Tacna and Moquegua

Diocese of Tacna and Moquegua

Dioecesis Tacnensis et Moqueguensis

Tacna y Moquegua
Cathedral of Tacna 931.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Location
Country Peru
Ecclesiastical provinceArequipa
Statistics
Area30,539 km2 (11,791 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
625,000
556,000 (89%)
Parishes38
Information
DenominationCatholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established18 December 1944 (78 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Co-cathedralCo-Catedral Santa Catalina
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopMarco Antonio Cortez Lara
Co-Cathedral of St. Catherine

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tacna and Moquegua (Latin: Dioecesis Tacnensis et Moqueguensis) is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Arequipa in southern Peru, comprising the lay administrative regions Tacna Region and Moquegua region.

History

On 18 December 1944 Pope Pius XII established the Diocese of Tacna from the territory of the Archdiocese of Arequipa. John Paul II renamed it the Diocese of Tacna and Moquegua on 11 July 1992.[1][2]

Bishops

Ordinaries

  • Carlos Alberto Arce Masías † (6 Jul 1945 – 17 Dec 1956) Appointed, Bishop of Huánuco
  • Alfonso Zaplana Bellizza † (17 Dec 1957 – 28 Apr 1973)
  • Oscar Rolando Cantuarias Pastor † (5 Oct 1973 – 9 Sep 1981) Appointed, Archbishop of Piura
  • Oscar Julio Alzamora Revoredo, S. M. † (16 Dec 1982 – 13 Feb 1991)
  • José Hugo Garaycoa Hawkins † (6 Jun 1991 – 1 Sep 2006)
  • Marco Antonio Cortez Lara (1 Sep 2006 – present)

Coadjutor bishops

  • José Eduardo Velásquez Tarazona (2000-2004), did not succeed to see; appointed Bishop of Huaraz
  • Marco Antonio Cortez Lara (2005-2006)

Other priest of this diocese who became a bishop

  • José Germán Benavides Morriberón † , appointed Bishop of Chachapoyas in 1958

References

  1. ^ "Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-18.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Tacna y Moquegua". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-18.

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