Diocese of

Quiché

Guatemala Guatemala

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Quiché / Quicen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: La Santa Cruz

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.04.15 – ...):Bishop Juan Manuel Cuá Ajacum (61)Bishop Juan Manuel Cuá Ajacum (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Quiché (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan Manuel Cuá Ajacum (61)Bishop Juan Manuel Cuá Ajacum (61)
(2023.04.15 – ...)

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala)

Born:1962.04.22 (Totonicapán, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1995.05.13
Consecrated Bishop:2021.06.24

Priest of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (1995.05.13 – 2021.03.27)

Titular Bishop of Rosella (2021.03.27 – 2023.04.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala) (2021.03.27 – 2023.04.15)

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala) (2023.04.15 – ...)

Bishop Rosolino Bianchetti Boffelli (79)Bishop Rosolino Bianchetti Boffelli (79)
(2012.09.14 – 2023.04.15)

Bishop emeritus of Quiché (Guatemala)

Deus caritas est

Born:1945.02.25 (Cammisano, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1974.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:2009.01.31

Priest of Crema (Italy) (1974.06.28 – 1987)

Priest of Quiché (Guatemala) (1987 – 2008.11.20)

Bishop of Zacapa (Guatemala) (2008.11.20 – 2012.09.14)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (2008.11.20 – 2012.09.14)

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala) (2012.09.14 – 2023.04.15)

Archbishop Mario Alberto Molina Palma, O.A.R. (75)Bishop Mario Alberto Molina Palma, O.A.R. (75) (later Archbishop)
(2004.10.29 – 2011.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala)

Ut Ecclesia ædificationem accipiat

Born:1948.10.13 (Ciudad de Panamá, Panama)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2005.01.22

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala) (2004.10.29 – 2011.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala) (2011.07.14 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2012.03 – 2017.01.20)

Bishop Julio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle (84)Bishop Julio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle (84)
(1986.10.31 – 2001.12.05)

Bishop emeritus of Jalapa (Guatemala)

Consuela a mi pueblo / Ay de mí si no evangelizo

Born:1939.08.22 (San Juan Camalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.01
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.06

Priest of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1963.12.01 – 1986.10.31)

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala) (1986.10.31 – 2001.12.05)

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala) (2001.12.05 – 2020.03.30)

Bishops of Santa Cruz del Quiché (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan José Gerardi Conedera
(1974.08.22 – 1984.08.14)

Constituido al servicio de Dios a favor de todos

Born:1922.12.27 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1946.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1967.07.30
Died:1998.04.26 († 75)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1967.05.05 – 1974.08.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1972 – 1978)

Bishop of Santa Cruz del Quiché (Guatemala) (1974.08.22 – 1984.08.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1980 – 1982)

Titular Bishop of Guardialfiera (1984.08.14 – 1998.04.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1984.08.14 – 1998.04.26)

Bishop José Julio Aguilar García
(1972.11.02 – 1974.08.22)

Born:1923.12.09 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1951.10.21
Died:1999.12 († 76)

Bishop-Prelate of Escuintla (Guatemala) (1969.05.09 – 1972.11.02)

Titular Bishop of Bononia (1970.12.05 – 1972.11.02)

Bishop of Santa Cruz del Quiché (Guatemala) (1972.11.02 – 1974.08.22)

Bishop Humberto Lara Mejía, C.M.
(1967.05.05 – 1972.06.09)

Born:1917.01.18 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1942.11.08
Consecrated Bishop:1957.10.27
Died:1972.06.09 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Trajanopolis in Phrygia (1957.07.19 – 1967.05.05)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1957.07.19 – 1967.05.05)

Bishop of Santa Cruz del Quiché (Guatemala) (1967.05.05 – 1972.06.09)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1970 – 1972)

Special Churches

Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (↙), Huehuetenango (←), San Cristóbal de las Casas (↖), Vera Paz (→), Sololá–Chimaltenango (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,378 km²

Population: 659,100 Catholics (70.5% of 934,580 total)

Pastoral Centres: 30 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 37 priests (28 diocesan, 9 religious), 85 religious (15 brothers, 70 sisters), 18 seminarians

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