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Roman Catholic Diocese of Viedma

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Parishes  15
Rite  Roman Rite
Country  Argentina
Emeritus bishop  Miguel Hesayne
Denomination  Roman Catholic
Area  89,000 km²
Bishop  Esteban María Laxague
Metropolitan archbishop  Guillermo José Garlatti
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2010) 157,000 115,000 (73.2%)
Established  20 April 1934 (82 years ago)
Cathedral  Cathedral of Our lady of Mercy in Viedma, Río Negro
Ecclesiastical province  Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Viedma (Dioecesis Viedmensis) is encompassed in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bahía Blanca. As of 2006 the Bishop was Monsignor Esteban María Laxague, Salesian of Don Bosco appointed by Pope John Paul II on October 31, 2002. The Diocese was erected on April 20, 1934. It is suffragant to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bahía Blanca. His predecessor was HVRE Marcelo Angiolo Melani, Bishop from June 28, 1995 until 2002, when Laxague took over. The Bishop Emeritus is HVRE Miguel Esteban Hesayne, appointed Bishop by Pope Paul VI on April 5, 1975 and in office until his 80th birthday on June 28, 1995, when he resigned as ruled by The Pope. Located in the Rio Negro Province, Argentina, has its see in the City of Viedma, by the shores of Río Negro River and close to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It encompasses a surface of about 89,000 square kilometers (34,000 sq mi).


  • Nicolás Esandi, S.D.B. † (13 September 1934 - 29 August 1948) Died
  • José Borgatti, S.D.B. † (28 August 1953 - 26 October 1973) Died
  • Miguel Esteban Hesayne (5 April 1975 - 28 June 1995) Resigned
  • Marcelo Angiolo Melani, S.D.B. (28 June 1995 - 9 January 2002) Appointed, Bishop of Neuquén
  • Esteban María Laxague, S.D.B. (31 October 2002 - Present)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Diocese of Viedma Wikipedia

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