Diocese of

El Alto

Bolivia Bolivia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: El Alto / Altan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: La Paz

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de Copacabana (February 2), Saint John Bosco (January 31)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: August 28

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.03.30 – ...):Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Ordinaries

Bishops of El Alto (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)
(2021.03.30 – ...)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia

Born:1974.05.23 (La Paz, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:2004.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2018.07.25

Priest of La Paz (Bolivia) (2004.12.08 – 2018.03.27)

Titular Bishop of Muteci (2018.03.27 – 2021.03.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2018.03.27 – 2021.03.30)

Apostolic Administrator of El Alto (Bolivia) (2020.07.16 – 2021.03.30)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2021.03.30 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2021.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)Bishop Giovani Edgar Arana (49)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.07.16 – 2021.03.30)

Bishop Eugenio Scarpellini
(2013.07.26 – 2020.07.15)

Born:1954.01.08 (Verdellino, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1978.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:2010.09.09
Died:2020.07.15 (El Alto, Bolivia † 66)

Priest of Bergamo (Italy) (1978.06.17 – 2010.07.15)

Titular Bishop of Bida (2010.07.15 – 2013.07.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2010.07.15 – 2013.07.26)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2012.12 – 2015.11.06)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (2013.07.26 – 2020.07.15)

Died of COVID-19.

Archbishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (80)Bishop Jesús Juárez Párraga, S.D.B. (80) (later Archbishop)
(1994.06.25 – 2013.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Sucre (Bolivia)

Omnibus bene facere

Born:1943.07.22 (Alquerias, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:1988.06.18

Titular Bishop of Gummi in Proconsulari (1988.04.16 – 1994.06.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1988.04.16 – 1994.06.25)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (1991 – 1994)

Bishop of El Alto (Bolivia) (1994.06.25 – 2013.02.02)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (1997 – 2000)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2000 – 2003)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Bolivia (2003 – 2009)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Sucre (Bolivia) (2013.02.02 – 2020.02.11)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Juli (←), Coroico (↗), La Paz (→), Corocoro (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 23,000 km²

Population: 892,110 Catholics (57.0% of 1,565,880 total)

Pastoral Centres: 58 parishes

Personnel: 57 priests (42 diocesan, 15 religious), 46 deacons, 35 religious (18 brothers, 17 sisters), 9 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Deacons

Religious

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Last updated on 2024.04.14

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