Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Piura

Peru Peru

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Piura / Piuren(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Chachapoyas, Chiclayo, Chulucanas, Chota

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: January 6

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2024.04.02 – ...):Bishop Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares (70)Bishop Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares (70)

Titular Bishop of Turres in Numidia

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Piura (Roman Rite)

Bishop Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares (70)Bishop Guillermo Teodoro Elías Millares (70)
(Apostolic Administrator 2024.04.02 – ...)

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi, S.C.V. (67)Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi, S.C.V. (67)
(2006.07.11 – 2024.04.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Piura (Peru)

Remis velisque

Born:1956.06.14 (Lima, Peru)
Ordained Priest:1982.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.07

Titular Bishop of Castellum Ripæ (2002.02.16 – 2006.07.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru) (2002.02.16 – 2006.07.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru) (2006.07.11 – 2024.04.02)

Archbishop Oscar Rolando Cantuarias Pastor
(1981.09.09 – 2006.07.11)

Born:1931.05.13 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1973.12.02
Died:2011.11.08 († 80)

Bishop of Tacna (Peru) (1973.10.05 – 1981.09.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru) (1981.09.09 – 2006.07.11)

Archbishop Fernando Vargas Ruiz de Somocurcio, S.J.
(1978.01.18 – 1980.09.26)

Born:1918.03.08 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1971.11.13
Died:2003.12.08 († 85)

Bishop of Huaraz (Peru) (1971.09.21 – 1978.01.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru) (1978.01.18 – 1980.09.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1980.09.26 – 1996.03.02)

Archbishop Erasmo Hinojosa Hurtado
(1966.06.30 – 1977.08.06)

Born:1914.11.25 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1937.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:1961.06.11
Died:1977.08.06 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Boseta (1961.05.03 – 1963.01.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of Piura (Peru) (1961.05.03 – 1963.01.06)

Bishop of Piura (Peru) (1963.01.06 – 1966.06.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Piura (Peru) (1966.06.30 – 1977.08.06)

Bishops of Piura (Roman Rite)

Bishop Erasmo Hinojosa Hurtado (later Archbishop)
(1963.01.06 – 1966.06.30)

(see above)

Bishop Carlos Alberto Arce Masías
(1959.02.06 – 1963.01.06)

Born:1903.11.24 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1927.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1945.07.15
Died:1963.01.06 († 59)

Bishop of Tacna (Peru) (1945.07.06 – 1956.12.17)

Bishop of Huánuco (Peru) (1956.12.17 – 1959.02.06)

Bishop of Piura (Peru) (1959.02.06 – 1963.01.06)

Bishop Federico Pérez Silva, C.M. (later Archbishop)
(1953 – 1955)

Born:1903.02.07 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1925.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1946.10.20
Died:1965.10.16 († 62)

Auxiliary Bishop of Lima (Peru) (1946.09.20 – 1953)

Coadjutor Bishop of Carystus (1946.09.20 – 1953)

Bishop of Piura (Peru) (1953 – 1955)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1957.06.15 – 1965.10.16)

Bishop Fortunato Chirichigno Pontolido, S.D.B.
(1941.01.27 – 1953.01.02)

Born:1880.05.20 (Peru)
Ordained Priest:1910.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1941.03.02
Died:1953.01.02 († 72)

Bishop of Piura (Peru) (1941.01.27 – 1953.01.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (69)

Machala (↑), Loja (↗), Chulucanas (→), Chiclayo (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 26,636 km²

Population: 1,688,083 Catholics (90.0% of 1,875,648 total)

Pastoral Centres: 50 parishes

Personnel: 110 priests (73 diocesan, 37 religious), 216 religious (49 brothers, 167 sisters), 40 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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