Diocese of Barinas
|Diocese of Barinas|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Mérida|
|Diocesan bishop||Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras OFMCap|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval|
|Parishes||47 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Residents||837.715 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Catholics||712.100 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Diocesan priest||80 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Religious priest||16 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Catholics per priest||7,418|
|Permanent deacons||19 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Friars||18 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|Religious sisters||33 (2018 / AP 2019 )|
|cathedral||Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Pilar|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Barinas ( lat. : Dioecesis Barinensis , span. : Diócesis de Barinas ) is an in Venezuela situated Roman Catholic diocese based in Barinas . It includes the state of Barinas .
Pope Paul VI founded the diocese on July 23, 1965 with the Apostolic Constitution Apostolicum munus from territories of the Diocese of Calabozo and the Archdiocese of Mérida , to which it was subordinated as a suffragan diocese.
On December 3, 2015, there were territorial shares for the establishment of the diocese Guasdualito .
Bishops of Barinas
- Rafael Angel González Ramírez (July 23, 1965– August 1, 1992)
- Antonio José López Castillo (August 1, 1992– December 27, 2001, then Archbishop of Calabozo )
- Ramón Antonio Linares Sandoval (July 16, 2002– August 30, 2013)
- José Luis Azuaje Ayala (August 30, 2013– May 24, 2018, then Archbishop of Maracaibo )
- Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras OFMCap (since December 21, 2018)
- Entry on the Diocese of Barinas on catholic-hierarchy.org (English)
- Entry on the Diocese of Barinas on gcatholic.org (English)
- erezione della diocesi di Guasdualito (Venezuela) e nomina del primo Vescovo. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office , December 3, 2015, accessed December 3, 2015 (Italian).