Archdiocese of Asunción

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Archdiocese of Asunción

Map of the Archdiocese of Asunción
Basic data
Country Paraguay
Diocesan bishop Edmundo Ponziano Valenzuela Mellid SDS
Emeritus diocesan bishop Eustaquio Pastor Cuquejo Verga
surface 2,582 km²
Parishes 76 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Residents 1,839,000 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Catholics 1,664,000 (2015 / AP 2016 )
proportion of 90.5%
Diocesan priest 81 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Religious priest 170 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Catholics per priest 6,629
Permanent deacons 96 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Friars 564 (2015 / AP 2016 )
Religious sisters 480 (2015 / AP 2016 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Catedral Metropolitana de Asunción ( Assumption of Mary )
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Benjamín Aceval
Diocese of Caacupé
Diocese of Carapeguá
Diocese of Ciudad del Este
Diocese of Concepción
Diocese of Coronel Oviedo
Diocese of Encarnación
Diocese of San Juan Bautista de las Misiones
Diocese of San Lorenzo
Diocese of San Pedro
Diocese of Villarrica del Espíritu Santo
Asunción Cathedral

The Archdiocese of Asunción ( Latin : Archidioecesis Sanctissimae Assumptionis ) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Asunción , the capital of Paraguay.

The Archdiocese was founded on July 1, 1547 as the Diocese of Paraguay , a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Lima , by Pope Paul III. founded; the first bishop was the Spanish Franciscan Juan de los Barrios, OFM. By Pope Pius XI. it was raised to an archbishopric on May 1, 1929; the first archbishop was the Paraguayan Sinforiano Bogarín .

The current boundaries of the archdiocese are congruent with those of the administration and the district of the capital of the Republic of Paraguay.

Bishops of Asunción



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