Archdiocese of La Paz

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Archdiocese of La Paz
Map of the Archdiocese of La Paz
Basic data
Country Bolivia
Diocesan bishop Percy Lorenzo Galván Flores (appointed)
Auxiliary bishop Aurelio Pesoa Ribera OFM
Emeritus diocesan bishop Edmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
surface 10,975 km²
Parishes 53 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Residents 1,095,906 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics 873,402 (2016 / AP 2017 )
proportion of 79.7%
Diocesan priest 71 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious priest 66 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Catholics per priest 6,375
Friars 83 (2016 / AP 2017 )
Religious sisters 177 (2016 / AP 2017 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Nuestra Señora de La Paz
address Calle Ballivián 1277
Casilla 259
La Paz, Bolivia
Suffragan dioceses Territorial Prelature Corocoro
Diocese Coroico
Diocese El Alto

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Paz (Latin Archidioecesis Pacensis in Bolivia , Spanish Arquidiócesis de La Paz ) is one in Bolivia situated Roman Catholic archdiocese , based in La Paz .


The diocese of La Paz was established on July 4, 1605 from cessions of territory from the diocese of La Plata o Charcas . It was subordinate to the Archdiocese of Sucre as a suffragan . On June 18, 1943, the diocese of La Paz by Pope Pius XII. with the Apostolic Constitution Ad Spirituale Bonum raised to the archbishopric. The archbishopric gave up several times in its history parts of its territory to establish new dioceses.


Bishops of La Paz

Archbishops of La Paz

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