Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Chota

Territorial Prelature of Chota

Praelatura Territorialis Chotensis
Location
Country Peru
MetropolitanPiura
Statistics
Area6,823 km2 (2,634 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
338,000
216,000 (93.5%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
BishopVíctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R.

The Territorial Prelature of Chota (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Chotensis) is a Roman Catholic territorial prelature, an administrative division not within a diocese, located in the city of Chota in the Ecclesiastical province of Piura in Peru.

History

  • 7 April 1963: Established as Territorial Prelature of Chota

Ordinaries

Prelates of Chota (Roman rite)

  • Bishop Florentino Armas Lerena, O.A.R. (April 7, 1963 – August 17, 1976)
  • Bishop José Arana Berruete, O.A.R. (January 24, 1979 – October 27, 1992)
  • Bishop Emiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R. (December 7, 1993 – March 27, 2002), appointed Bishop of Chachapoyas
  • Bishop José Carmelo Martínez Lázaro, O.A.R. (March 27, 2002 – October 12, 2004), appointed Bishop of Cajamarca
  • Bishop Fortunato Urcey, O.A.R. (October 15, 2005 – July 2, 2022)
  • Bishop Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R. (July 2, 2022 – present)

References

  • GCatholic.org
  • Catholic Hierarchy


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