Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Montevideo

Uruguay Uruguay

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Montevideo / Montisvidei (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Canelones, Florida, Maldonado–Punta del Este–Minas, Melo, Mercedes, Salto, San José de Mayo, Tacuarembó

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

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Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.02.11 – ...):Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B. (64)Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B. (64)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Galla

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Montevideo (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B. (64)Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B. (64)
(2014.02.11 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Galla
Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay

Servir al Señor con alegría

Born:1959.07.04 (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Ordained Priest:1987.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:2012.03.04
Created Cardinal:2015.02.14

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2011.12.10 – 2014.02.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (2011.12.10 – 2014.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (2014.02.11 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Galla (2015.02.14 [2015.05.17] – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (2021.11.16 [2022.04.01] – ...)

Archbishop Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B. (85)Archbishop Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B. (85)
(1998.12.04 – 2014.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Montevideo (Uruguay)

Cristo me envió para evangelizar

Born:1938.09.21 (Sesto San Giovanni, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1967.07.26
Consecrated Bishop:1996.07.28

Bishop of Melo (Uruguay) (1996.06.13 – 1998.12.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1998.12.04 – 2014.02.11)

Archbishop José Gottardi Cristelli, S.D.B.
(1985.06.05 – 1998.12.04)

Born:1923.09.21 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.15
Consecrated Bishop:1972.04.30
Died:2005.03.07 († 81)

Auxiliary Bishop of Mercedes (Uruguay) (1972.03.01 – 1975.05.22)

Titular Bishop of Belcastro (1972.03.01 – 1985.06.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1975.05.22 – 1985.06.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (1979 – 1982)

President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (1985 – 1988)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1985.06.05 – 1998.12.04)

Archbishop Carlos Parteli Keller
(1976.11.17 – 1985.06.05)

Fructus in sanctificationem

Born:1910.03.08 (Uruguay)
Ordained Priest:1933.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1960.12.27
Died:1999.05.26 († 89)

Bishop of Tacuarembó (Uruguay) (1960.11.03 – 1966.02.26)

Titular Archbishop of Turris in Mauretania (1966.02.26 – 1976.11.17)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1966.02.26 – 1976.11.17)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1966.02.26 – 1976.11.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (1968 – 1972)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1976.11.17 – 1985.06.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (1982 – 1985)

Archbishop Carlos Parteli Keller
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1966.02.26 – 1976.11.17)

Bishop Antonio Corso
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 1946 – 1966.02.26)

Cardinal Antonio María Barbieri, O.F.M. Cap.
(1940.11.20 – 1976.11.17)

Tuum regnum adveniat

Born:1892.10.12 (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Ordained Priest:1921.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1936.11.08
Created Cardinal:1958.12.15
Died:1979.07.06 (Montevideo, Uruguay † 86)

Titular Archbishop of Macra (1936.10.06 – 1940.11.20)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1936.10.06 – 1940.11.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1940.11.20 – 1976.11.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Uruguay (1958 – 1966)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Crisogono (1958.12.18 – 1979.07.06)

Archbishop Juan Francesco Aragone
(1919.07.03 – 1940.11.20)

Born:1883.05.24 (Uruguay)
Consecrated Bishop:1919.11.09
Died:1953.05.07 († 69)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1919.07.03 – 1940.11.20)

Titular Archbishop of Melitene (1940.11.20 – 1953.05.07)

Msgr. Ricardo Isasa
(Apostolic Administrator 1908 – 1918)

Archbishop Mariano Soler
(1897.04.14 – 1908.09.26)

Born:1846.03.25
Ordained Priest:1872.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1891.02.08
Died:1908.09.26 († 62)

Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1891.01.29 – 1897.04.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1897.04.14 – 1908.09.26)

Bishops of Montevideo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Mariano Soler (later Archbishop)
(1891.01.29 – 1897.04.14)

(see above)

Bishop Innocenzo Maria Yereguj
(1881.11.22 – 1890.02.01)

Born:1833.07.28 (Uruguay)
Consecrated Bishop:1881.09.18
Died:1890.02.01 († 56)

Titular Bishop of Canopus (1881.05.13 – 1881.11.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1881.05.13 – 1881.11.22)

Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1881.11.22 – 1890.02.01)

Blessed Bishop Jacinto Vera y Durán
(1878.07.13 – 1881.05.06)

Born:1813.06.03 (Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1841.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1865.07.16
Died:1881.05.06 (Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay † 67)
Beatified:2023.05.06 (Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay)

Titular Bishop of Megara (1859.05.26 – 1878.07.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1859.05.26 – 1878.07.13)

Bishop of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1878.07.13 – 1881.05.06)

Bishop.

Vicars Apostolic of Montevideo (Roman Rite)

Blessed Bishop Jacinto Vera y Durán
(1859.05.26 – 1878.07.13)

(see above)

Bishop José Benito Lamas
(1854 – 1857.05.09)

Died:1857.05.09

Vicar Apostolic of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1854 – 1857.05.09)

Bishop Lorenzo Antonio Fernández
(1848 – 1852.10.02)

Died:1852.10.02

Vicar Apostolic of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1848 – 1852.10.02)

Bishop Pedro Alcántara Jiménez, O. Praem.
(1832.08.14 – 1843.02)

Born:1782.10.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1806.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:1830.11.30
Died:1843.02 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Cina (1830.10.19 – 1843.02)

Vicar Apostolic of Montevideo (Uruguay) (1832.08.14 – 1843.02)

Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1835 – 1843.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (111)

San José de Mayo (←), Canelones (↑)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 540 km²

Population: 921,000 Catholics (63.3% of 1,455,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 83 parishes

Personnel: 215 priests (95 diocesan, 120 religious), 37 deacons, 426 religious (194 brothers, 232 sisters), 15 seminarians

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