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Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote

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Metropolitan  Trujillo
Pope  Francis
Country  Peru
Rite  Latin Rite
Area  23,500 km²
Bishop  Ángel Simón Piorno
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 655,000 570,000 (87.0%)
Cathedral  Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen y San Pedro (Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Peter)
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Trujillo

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote (Latin: Cimbotien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Chimbote in the Ecclesiastical province of Trujillo in Peru.

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History

On 26 November 1962 Pope John XXIII established the Territorial Prelature of Chimbote. It was promoted to the Diocese of Chimbote by Pope John Paul II on 6 April 1983.

Ordinaries

  • Prelates of Chimbote
  • James Edward Charles Burke, O.P. (1965.03.08 – 1978.06.02)
  • Luis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. (1978.06.02 – 1983.04.06)
  • Bishops of Chimbote
  • Luis Armando Bambarén Gastelumendi, S.J. (1983.04.06 – 2004.02.04)
  • Ángel Francisco Simón Piorno (2004.02.04 – present)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Chimbote Wikipedia


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