Archdiocese of Cuzco

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Archdiocese of Cuzco
Map of the Archdiocese of Cuzco
Basic data
Country Peru
Diocesan bishop Richard Daniel Alarcón Urrutia
Emeritus diocesan bishop Juan Antonio Ugarte Pérez
Vicar General Israel Condorhuamán Estrada
surface 23,807 km²
Parishes 81 ( 12/31/2015 / AP2017 )
Residents 2,173,000 (December 31, 2015 / AP2017 )
Catholics 1,920,000 (December 31, 2015 / AP2017 )
proportion of 88.4%
Diocesan priest 91 (December 31, 2015 / AP2017 )
Religious priest 65 (31.12.2015 / AP2017 )
Catholics per priest 12.308
Friars 74 (31.12.2015 / AP2017 )
Religious sisters 173 (December 31, 2015 / AP2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Catedral de la Virgen de la Asuncion
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Abancay
Territorial Prelature Chuquibambilla
Territorial Prelature Sicuani

The Archdiocese of Cuzco ( lat. : Archidioecesis Cuschensis , span. : Arquidiócesis del Cuzco ) is an in Peru located Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church , based in Cusco .


The diocese of Cuzco was established on September 5, 1536 as one of the first dioceses on the South American continent. From 1541 it was subordinate to the Archdiocese of Lima, founded in the new capital, as a suffragan . On May 23, 1943 the diocese of Cuzco was by Pope Pius XII. with the Apostolic Constitution Inter praecipuas raised to the archbishopric. The archbishopric gave up several times in its history parts of its territory to establish new dioceses.


Bishops of Cuzco

Archbishops of Cuzco

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Pius XII: Const. Apost. Inter praecipuas , AAS 35 (1943), n.9, pp. 273ff.