Territorial Prelature of

Chota

Peru Peru

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Territorial Prelature Territorial Prelature

Name: Chota / Choten(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Piura

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Juan Bautista (June 24)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Apartado 22, Pasaje Juan XXIII 287, Chota, Cajamarca, Peru

Phone: (76)35.14.75

Present Prelates

Bishop-Prelate (2022.07.02 – ...):Bishop Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R. (57)Bishop Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R. (57)

Ordinaries

Prelates of Chota (Roman Rite)

Bishop Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R. (57)Bishop Víctor Emiliano Villegas Suclupe, O.A.R. (57)
(2022.07.02 – ...)

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru)

Domine totum in te

Born:1967.02.09 (Lambayeque, Peru)
Ordained Priest:2003.03.22
Consecrated Bishop:2022.10.15

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (2022.07.02 – ...)

Bishop Fortunato Pablo Urcey, O.A.R. (77)Bishop Fortunato Pablo Urcey, O.A.R. (77)
(2005.10.15 – 2022.07.02)

Bishop-Prelate emeritus of Chota (Peru)

Percussisti cor meum verbo tuo et amavi te

Born:1947.03.13 (Estollo, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1971.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2005.12.12

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (2005.10.15 – 2022.07.02)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Peru (2011 – 2017.01.18)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Cajamarca (Peru) (2019.06 – 2021.10.23)

Bishop José Carmelo Martínez Lázaro, O.A.R. (69)Bishop José Carmelo Martínez Lázaro, O.A.R. (69)
(2002.03.27 – 2004.10.12)

Bishop emeritus of Cajamarca (Peru)

Via veritas et vita

Born:1954.08.21 (Luezas, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1980.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:2002.05.05

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (2002.03.27 – 2004.10.12)

Bishop of Cajamarca (Peru) (2004.10.12 – 2021.10.23)

Bishop Emiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R. (79)Bishop Emiliano Antonio Cisneros Martínez, O.A.R. (79)
(1993.12.07 – 2002.03.27)

Bishop emeritus of Chachapoyas (Peru)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1945.02.08 (Almazul, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1968.07.14
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (1993.12.07 – 2002.03.27)

Bishop of Chachapoyas (Peru) (2002.03.27 – 2022.03.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Huamachuco (Peru) (2018.08.07 – 2019.07.26)

Bishop José Arana Berruete, O.A.R.
(1979.01.24 – 1992.10.27)

Born:1923.03.27 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1946.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.20
Died:1992.10.27 († 69)

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (1979.01.24 – 1992.10.27)

Bishop Florentino Armas Lerena, O.A.R.
(1963.04.07 – 1976.08.17)

Born:1900.10.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1923.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1967.06.04
Died:1979.11.25 († 79)

Bishop-Prelate of Chota (Peru) (1963.04.07 – 1976.08.17)

Titular Bishop of Macomades (1967.04.08 – 1979.11.25)

Special Churches

Chiclayo (←), Chulucanas (↖), Jaén en Perú (↑), Yurimaguas (↗), Chachapoyas (→), Trujillo (↓), Cajamarca (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 6,823 km²

Population: 286,000 Catholics (91.7% of 312,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 16 parishes, 20 missions

Personnel: 54 priests (50 diocesan, 4 religious), 33 religious (6 brothers, 27 sisters), 28 seminarians

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