Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela

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Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela
Map of the Diocese of San Cristobal de Venezuela
Basic data
Country Venezuela
Metropolitan bishopric Archdiocese of Mérida
Diocesan bishop Mario del Valle Moronta Rodríguez
Auxiliary bishop Juan Alberto Ayala Ramírez (appointed)
founding 1922
surface 11,100 km²
Parishes 88 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2016 )
Residents 1,744,000 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
Catholics 1,454,000 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2016 )
proportion of 83.4%
Diocesan priest 175 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
Religious priest 39 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
Catholics per priest 6,794
Friars 70 (December 31, 2014 / AP2016 )
Religious sisters 215 ( 12/31/2014 / AP2016 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Catedral de San Cristóbal
address Apartado 20, Calle 3 con Carrera 3, San Cristobal, Edo. Tachira, Venezuela

The Diocese of San Cristobal de Venezuela ( lat. : Dioecesis Sancti Christophori in Venetiola ) is in Venezuela situated Roman Catholic diocese , based in San Cristobal de Venezuela . It includes the state of Táchira .


Pope Pius XI founded the Diocese of San Cristóbal de Venezuela with the Apostolic Constitution Ad munus on October 12, 1922 from cession of territory by the Diocese of Mérida and was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Caracas as a suffragan diocese. With the elevation of the diocese of Mérida to the metropolitan archbishopric on June 11, 1923, it became part of the new ecclesiastical province .

On June 7, 1954, it lost part of its territory to the Apostolic Prefecture of San Fernando de Apure . On October 31, 1964, a cathedral chapter was founded with the Bull Precibus Venerabilis .

In 1962 the Universidad Católica del Táchira was founded.

Bishops of San Cristóbal de Venezuela

See also

Catedral de San Cristóbal

Web links

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