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Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Illapel

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Country  Chile
Metropolitan  La Serena
Area  10,350 km²
Ecclesiastical province  La Serena
Rite  Latin Rite
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2004) 82,000 78,000 (95.1%)
Established  30 April 1960 (56 years ago)
Address  Calle Constitucion 20, Illapel, Región de Coquimbo, Chile

The Territorial Prelature of Illapel (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Ilapensis) is a territorial prelature located in the city of Illapel in the Ecclesiastical province of La Serena in Chile.

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History

  • 30 April 1960: Established as Territorial Prelature of Illapel from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of La Serena and Diocese of San Felipe
  • Leadership

  • Prelates of Illapel (Roman rite)
  • Jorge Patricio Vega Velasco, S.V.D. (2010.02.20 - present)
  • Bishop Rafael de la Barra Tagle, S.V.D. (1989.06.17 – 2010.02.20)
  • Archbishop Pablo Lizama Riquelme (1985.12.19 – 1988.02.24)
  • Bishop Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. (1966.06.27 – 1984.08.11)
  • Bishop Cirilo Polidoro van Vlierberghe, O.F.M. (Apostolic Administrator 1960 – 1966.06.27)
  • References

    Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Illapel Wikipedia


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