Diocese of Río Gallegos
|Diocese of Río Gallegos|
|Metropolitan bishopric||Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca|
|Diocesan bishop||Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva (appointed)|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Juan Romanin SDB|
|Parishes||36 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Residents||324,400 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Catholics||226,400 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Diocesan priest||30 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Religious priest||11 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Catholics per priest||5,522|
|Permanent deacons||11 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Friars||24 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|Religious sisters||62 (2017 / AP 2018 )|
|cathedral||Nuestra Señora de Luján|
The Diocese of Rio Gallegos ( lat. : Dioecesis Rivogallaecensis , span. : Diócesis de Río Gallegos ) is in Argentina situated Roman Catholic diocese , based in Rio Gallegos .
It was on April 10, 1961 by Pope John XXIII. built with the papal bull Ecclesiarum omnium from cessions of territory of the diocese Comodoro Rivadavia and subordinated to the archdiocese of Bahía Blanca as a suffragan diocese.
Within the diocese, which is a mission area of the Salesians of Don Bosco , who are still in charge of the diocese to this day, there are 14 branches of women's orders and 8 branches of various men's orders.
The cathedral is called Nuestra Señora de Luján.
Bishops of Río Gallegos
- Mauricio Eugenio Magliano SDB (1961–1974)
- Miguel Angel Alemán Eslava SDB (1975–1992)
- Alejandro Antonio Buccolini SDS (1992-2005)
- Juan Romanin SDB (2005–2012)
- Miguel Ángel D'Annibale (2013-2018, then Bishop of San Martín )
- Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva (since 2019)