Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Mercedes–Luján

Argentina Argentina

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Mercedes–Luján / Merceden(sis)–Luianen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Merlo–Moreno, Nueve de Julio, Zárate–Campana

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (September 24), Nuestra Señora de Lujan (May 8)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 19 (1921)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Calle 22, N° 745, B66OOHDU, Mercedes, Argentina

Phone: (02324) 432412

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2019.10.04 – ...):Archbishop Jorge Eduardo Scheinig (64)Archbishop Jorge Eduardo Scheinig (64)
Auxiliary Bishop (2023.08.09 – ...):Bishop Mauricio Alberto Landra (52)Bishop Mauricio Alberto Landra (52)

Titular Bishop of Trisipa

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Mercedes–Luján (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Jorge Eduardo Scheinig (64)Archbishop Jorge Eduardo Scheinig (64)
(2019.10.04 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina)

Soy de la Virgen nomás

Born:1959.06.05 (Carapachay, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1983.12.09
Consecrated Bishop:2017.07.15

Priest of San Isidro (Argentina) (1983.12.09 – 2017.05.18)

Titular Bishop of Ita (2017.05.18 – 2019.10.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (2017.05.18 – 2019.10.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (2019.10.04 – ...)

Archbishops of Mercedes–Luján (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Agustín Roberto Radrizzani, S.D.B.
(2007.12.27 – 2019.10.04)

Hemos creido en el amor

Born:1944.09.22 (Avellaneda, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1972.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1991.06.20
Died:2020.09.02 (Junín, Argentina † 75)

Bishop of Neuquén (Argentina) (1991.05.14 – 2001.04.24)

Bishop of Lomas de Zamora (Argentina) (2001.04.24 – 2007.12.27)

Second Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Argentina (2005 – 2008)

Archbishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (2007.12.27 – 2019.10.04)

Archbishop Rubén Héctor di Monte
(2000.03.07 – 2007.12.27)

Con María su madre

Born:1932.04.12 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1954.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1980.08.16
Died:2016.04.18 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Iomnium (1980.06.13 – 1986.03.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Avellaneda (Argentina) (1980.06.13 – 1986.03.24)

Bishop of Avellaneda (Argentina) (1986.03.24 – 2000.03.07)

Archbishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (2000.03.07 – 2007.12.27)

Archbishop Emilio Ogñénovich
(1997.11.21 – 2000.03.07)

In nomine tuo

Born:1923.01.25 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1979.11.18
Died:2011.01.29 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Mibiarca (1979.10.01 – 1982.06.08)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bahía Blanca (Argentina) (1979.10.01 – 1982.06.08)

Bishop of Mercedes (Argentina) (1982.06.08 – 1989.05.10)

Bishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (1989.05.10 – 1997.11.21)

Archbishop of Mercedes–Luján (Argentina) (1997.11.21 – 2000.03.07)

Bishops of Mercedes–Luján (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emilio Ogñénovich (later Archbishop)
(1989.05.10 – 1997.11.21)

(see above)

Bishops of Mercedes (Roman Rite)

Bishop Emilio Ogñénovich (later Archbishop)
(1982.06.08 – 1989.05.10)

(see above)

Bishop Luis Juan Tomé
(1963.07.26 – 1981.09.25)

Born:1914.07.19 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1963.09.15
Died:1981.09.25 († 67)

Bishop of Mercedes (Argentina) (1963.07.26 – 1981.09.25)

Bishop Anunciado Serafini
(1939.06.20 – 1963.02.18)

Born:1898.11.16 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1924.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1935.07.25
Died:1963.02.18 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Arycanda (1935.05.11 – 1939.06.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1935.05.11 – 1939.06.20)

Bishop of Mercedes (Argentina) (1939.06.20 – 1963.02.18)

Bishop Juan Pascual Chimento (later Archbishop)
(1934.09.13 – 1938.10.16)

Born:1887.06.26 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1911.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1928.12.21
Died:1946.12.25 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Sela (1928.09.29 – 1934.09.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1928.09.29 – 1934.09.13)

Bishop of Mercedes (Argentina) (1934.09.13 – 1938.10.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Argentina) (1938.10.16 – 1946.12.25)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (52)

Nueve de Julio (←), Venado Tuerto (↖), San Nicolás de los Arroyos (↖), Zárate–Campana (↗), Merlo–Moreno (→), Gregorio de Laferrere (→), Chascomús (↘), Azul (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 19,330 km²

Population: 796,544 Catholics (96.2% of 827,682 total)

Pastoral Centres: 57 parishes, 99 missions

Personnel: 132 priests (111 diocesan, 21 religious), 11 deacons, 159 religious (37 brothers, 122 sisters), 16 seminarians

Population

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Priests

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