Diocese of

Ciudad Guayana

Venezuela Venezuela

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Ciudad Guayana / Civitatis Guayanen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ciudad Bolívar

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Inmaculada Concepción (December 8)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Urbanización Villa Alianza, Senda Sula, N° 93, 38, Apdo. Postal 250, Puerto Ordaz, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.12.08 – ...):Bishop Carlos Alfredo Cabezas Mendoza (58)Bishop Carlos Alfredo Cabezas Mendoza (58)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ciudad Guayana (Roman Rite)

Bishop Carlos Alfredo Cabezas Mendoza (58)Bishop Carlos Alfredo Cabezas Mendoza (58)
(2022.12.08 – ...)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela)

Born:1966.01.26 (Niquitao, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1990.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:2016.08.06

Priest of Trujillo (Venezuela) (1990.06.10 – 2016.06.04)

Bishop of Punto Fijo (Venezuela) (2016.06.04 – 2022.12.08)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (2022.12.08 – ...)

Archbishop Helizandro Emiro Terán Bermúdez, O.S.A. (58)Bishop Helizandro Emiro Terán Bermúdez, O.S.A. (58) (later Archbishop)
(2017.07.29 – 2022.03.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela)

Born:1965.06.07 (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1995.09.09
Consecrated Bishop:2017.09.23

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (2017.07.29 – 2022.03.19)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) (2022.03.19 – 2023.01.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) (2023.01.31 – ...)

Archbishop Mariano José Parra Sandoval (77)Bishop Mariano José Parra Sandoval (77) (later Archbishop)
(2001.07.10 – 2016.10.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Coro (Venezuela)

No vine a ser servido sino a servir

Born:1947.04.25 (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1971.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1994.10.28

Priest of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1971.08.14 – 1994.07.12)

Bishop of San Fernando de Apure (Venezuela) (1994.07.12 – 2001.07.10)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (2001.07.10 – 2016.10.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Coro (Venezuela) (2016.10.25 – 2023.10.31)

Archbishop Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. (83)Bishop Ubaldo Ramón Santana Sequera, F.M.I. (83) (later Archbishop)
(1991.05.02 – 2000.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Maracaibo (Venezuela)

Born:1941.05.16 (Cagua, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1968.10.12
Consecrated Bishop:1990.05.27

Titular Bishop of Cæciri (1990.04.04 – 1991.05.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1990.04.04 – 1991.05.02)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1991.05.02 – 2000.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (2000.11.11 – 2018.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (2006 – 2012.01.12)

Bishop José de Jesús Nuñez Viloria (86)Bishop José de Jesús Nuñez Viloria (86)
(1987.01.13 – 1990.07.21)

Bishop emeritus of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela)

Born:1938.01.02 (Betijoque, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1962.08.12
Consecrated Bishop:1982.03.19

Titular Bishop of Cenæ (1982.01.08 – 1987.01.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1982.01.08 – 1987.01.13)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1987.01.13 – 1990.07.21)

Bishop Medardo Luis Luzardo Romero (later Archbishop)
(1979.08.20 – 1986.05.26)

Born:1935.04.17 (Los Puertos de Altagracia, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1960.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1972.07.25
Died:2018.11.27 (Los Puertos de Altagracia, Venezuela † 83)

Bishop of San Carlos de Venezuela (Venezuela) (1972.05.16 – 1979.08.20)

Bishop of Ciudad Guayana (Venezuela) (1979.08.20 – 1986.05.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar (Venezuela) (1986.05.26 – 2011.08.27)

Special Churches

Ciudad Bolívar (↖), El Tigre (↖), Maturín (↑), Tucupita (↗), Georgetown (→), Caroní (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 53,596 km²

Population: 997,409 Catholics (79.2% of 1,259,304 total)

Pastoral Centres: 44 parishes

Personnel: 42 priests (31 diocesan, 11 religious), 6 deacons, 45 religious (11 brothers, 34 sisters), 8 seminarians

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