Diocese of Barcelona

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Diocese of Barcelona

Map of the Bishopric of Barcelona
Basic data
Country Venezuela
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Cumaná
Diocesan bishop Jorge Anibal Quintero Chacón
Emeritus diocesan bishop César Ramón Ortega Herrera
Vicar General Carlos Alberto Viña
founding 1954
surface 20,322 km²
Parishes 46 (May 31, 2018)
Residents 1,362,279 ( May 31, 2018 )
Catholics 2,053,000 ( 2015 )
proportion of 150.7%
Diocesan priest 43 (May 31, 2018)
Religious sisters 28 (May 31, 2018)
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral San Cristobal
Website http://www.barcelona.trimilenio.net/

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Barcelona ( Latin Dioecesis Barcinonensis in Venetiola ) is in Venezuela situated Roman Catholic diocese , based in Barcelona .


The diocese of Barcelona was founded on June 7, 1954 by Pope Pius XII. Established with the Apostolic Constitution Summa Dei voluntate from assignments of territory by the Diocese of Ciudad Bolívar and subordinated to the Archdiocese of Caracas as a suffragan . On June 21, 1958 it became a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ciudad Bolívar. On May 16, 1992, the Diocese of Barcelona was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Cumaná . On May 31, 2018, more than half of its territory and almost a quarter of the faithful gave up the establishment of the diocese of El Tigre .

Bishops of Barcelona

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Individual evidence

  1. a b erezione della diocesi di El Tigre (Venezuela) e nomina del primo Vescovo. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , May 31, 2018, accessed May 31, 2018 (Italian).
  2. ^ Pius XII: Const. Apost. Summa Dei voluntate , AAS 46 (1954), n.14, p. 561ss.