Diocese of

San Bartolomé de Chillán

Chile Chile

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: San Bartolomé de Chillán (español) / Sancti Bartholomæi de Chillán (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Concepción

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Bartholomew (August 24)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 15

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Libertad 640, piso 2, Chillán, Chile

Phone: 42-222337

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.02.05 – ...):Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60)Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60)Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60)
(2020.02.05 – ...)

Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile

Born:1963.08.26 (Coronel, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1990.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:2020.07.11

Apostolic Administrator of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile) (2018.09.21 – 2020.02.05)

Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile) (2020.02.05 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2021.07.28 – ...)

Bishop Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60)Fr. Sergio Hernán Pérez de Arce Arriagada, SS.CC. (60) (later Bishop)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.09.21 – 2020.02.05)

Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (65)Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (65)
(2017.11.01 – 2018.09.21)

Bishop emeritus of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile)

Ven espiritu creador

Born:1958.07.28 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1985.11.09
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.29

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (2006.03.25 – 2017.11.01)

Bishop of San Bartolomé de Chillán (Chile) (2017.11.01 – 2018.09.21)

Bishops of Chillán (Roman Rite)

Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (65)Bishop Carlos Eduardo Pellegrín Barrera, S.V.D. (65)
(2006.03.25 – 2017.11.01)

(see above)

Bishop Alberto Jara Franzoy
(1982.04.30 – 2006.03.25)

Veni ministrare

Born:1929.07.27 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1962.03.04
Consecrated Bishop:1982.06.06
Died:2019.09.05 (Santiago, Chile † 90)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1982.04.30 – 2006.03.25)

Bishop Francisco José Cox Huneeus, I.Sch. (later Mr.)
(1974.12.14 – 1981.11.09)

Pastor ad pacem

Born:1933.12.18 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1961.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:1975.03.02
Died:2020.08.12 (Santiago, Chile † 86)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1974.12.14 – 1981.11.09)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Family (1981.08.04 – 1985.01.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1985.01.22 – 1990.09.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Serena (Chile) (1990.09.29 – 1997.04.16)

Lay state (2018.10.11)

Bishop Eladio Vicuña Aránguiz (later Archbishop)
(1955.08.28 – 1974.07.16)

Gressus meos dirige

Born:1911.06.02 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1934.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1955.10.18
Died:2008.06.29 († 97)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1955.08.28 – 1974.07.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Puerto Montt (Chile) (1974.07.16 – 1987.05.13)

Bishop Jorge Larraín Cotapos
(1937.03.20 – 1955.08.10)

Born:1887.06.13 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1915.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1937.04.25
Died:1955.08.10 († 68)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1937.03.20 – 1955.08.10)

Bishop Martín Rucker Sotomayor
(1925.12.14 – 1935.01.06)

Born:1867.01.26 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1890.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1923.07.25
Died:1935.01.06 († 67)

Apostolic Administrator of Tarapacá (Chile) (1906 – 1910)

Titular Bishop of Mariamme (1923.03.16 – 1925.12.14)

Bishop of Chillán (Chile) (1925.12.14 – 1935.01.06)

Special Churches

Churches by City (31)

Concepción (↙), Linares (↑), Neuquén (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 12,461 km²

Population: 357,890 Catholics (69.9% of 511,720 total)

Pastoral Centres: 31 parishes, 429 missions

Personnel: 36 priests (29 diocesan, 7 religious), 32 deacons, 61 religious (7 brothers, 54 sisters), 1 seminarian

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