Diocese of Acarigua-Araure

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Diocese of Acarigua-Araure

Map of the Diocese of Acarigua-Araure
Basic data
Country VenezuelaVenezuela Venezuela
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Barquisimeto
Diocesan bishop Juan Carlos Bravo Salazar
founding 2002
surface 5,510 km²
Parishes 24 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
Residents 640,000 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2016 )
Catholics 596,000 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
proportion of 93.1%
Diocesan priest 31 (31.12.2014 / AP2016 )
Catholics per priest 19,226
Religious sisters 29 (31.12.2014 / AP2016 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Corteza
address 38 con Calle 27, Barrio Paraguay, Acarigua 3301, Edo. Portuguesa, Venezuela

The Bistum Acarigua-Araure ( lat. : Dioecesis Acariguaruensis ) is an in Venezuela preferred Roman Catholic diocese based in Acarigua . It covers part of the state of Portuguesa .


Pope John Paul II founded the diocese on December 27, 2002 with the Apostolic Constitution Ad satius consulendum from the cession of territory of the diocese of Guanare and made it subordinate to the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto as a suffragan diocese . The first bishop was Joaquín José Morón Hidalgo .


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