Diocese of

San Marcos de Arica

Chile Chile

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: San Marcos de Arica (español) / Arica (español) / Sancti Marci Aricen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Antofagasta

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Mark the Evangelist (April 25)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 25 (1986)

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History

Contact Info

Address: 21 de Mayo 920, Arica, Chile

Phone: 58-231411

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.11.21 – ...):Bishop Moisés Carlos Atisha Contreras (55)Bishop Moisés Carlos Atisha Contreras (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Marcos de Arica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Moisés Carlos Atisha Contreras (55)Bishop Moisés Carlos Atisha Contreras (55)
(2014.11.21 – ...)

Bishop of San Marcos de Arica (Chile)

Corazón a Dios y manos al trabajo

Born:1969.02.27 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1994.12.14
Consecrated Bishop:2015.01.17

Priest of Order of Poor Clerics Regular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarists) (1994.12.14 – 2001)

Priest of Santiago (Chile) (2001 – 2014.11.21)

Bishop of San Marcos de Arica (Chile) (2014.11.21 – ...)

Msgr. James Sharp Langan
(Apostolic Administrator 2013.07.04 – 2014.11.04)

Bishop Héctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B.
(2011.10.21 – 2013.05.14)

Testimonio de Cristo Pastor

Born:1951.12.29 (Valdivia, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1978.07.15
Consecrated Bishop:2004.01.04
Died:2022.03.07 (Temuco, Chile † 70)

Bishop of Arica (Chile) (2003.11.25 – 2011.10.21)

Bishop of San Marcos de Arica (Chile) (2011.10.21 – 2013.05.14)

Bishop of Temuco (Chile) (2013.05.14 – 2022.03.07)

Bishops of Arica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Héctor Eduardo Vargas Bastidas, S.D.B.
(2003.11.25 – 2011.10.21)

(see above)

Bishop Renato Hasche Sánchez, S.J.
(1993.05.15 – 2003.04.24)

Born:1927.10.31 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1960.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1993.06.29
Died:2003.04.24 († 75)

Bishop of Arica (Chile) (1993.05.15 – 2003.04.24)

Bishop Ramón Salas Valdés, S.J.
(1986.08.29 – 1993.05.15)

Born:1917.03.25 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1947.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1967.03.11
Died:1999.02.17 († 81)

Bishop-Prelate of Arica (Chile) (1963.10.08 – 1986.08.29)

Titular Bishop of Gor (1966.12.05 – 1977.11.17)

Bishop of Arica (Chile) (1986.08.29 – 1993.05.15)

Prelates of Arica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ramón Salas Valdés, S.J.
(1963.10.08 – 1986.08.29)

(see above)

Special Churches

Churches by City (32)

Tacna y Moquegua (↑), Corocoro (↗), Oruro (→), Iquique (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 16,873 km²

Population: 173,400 Catholics (67.5% of 256,900 total)

Pastoral Centres: 24 parishes, 48 missions

Personnel: 25 priests (20 diocesan, 5 religious), 20 deacons, 15 religious (5 brothers, 10 sisters)

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Last updated on 2024.05.22

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