Diocese of

Sololá–Chimaltenango

Guatemala Guatemala

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sololá–Chimaltenango / Sololen(sis)–Chimaltenangen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de los Dolores

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.07.16 – ...):Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (61)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Roman Rite)

Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (61)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (61)
(2021.07.16 – ...)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala)

Born:1962.12.12 (Aldea Los Horcones, Chiquimula, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1988.11.25
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.04

Priest of Zacapa (Guatemala) (1988.11.25 – 2013.02.09)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (2013.02.09 – 2021.07.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala) (2013.02.09 – 2021.07.16)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2014 – 2020)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (2021.07.16 – ...)

Archbishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. (70)Bishop Gonzalo de Villa y Vásquez, S.J. (70) (later Archbishop)
(2007.07.28 – 2020.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Fiat voluntas tua

Born:1954.04.28 (Madrid, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1983.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:2004.09.25

Titular Bishop of Rotaria (2004.07.09 – 2007.07.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (2004.07.09 – 2007.07.28)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – 2020.07.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala) (2010.10 – 2011.07.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2017.01.20 – 2023.01.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2020.07.09 – ...)

Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (81)Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (81)
(1999.01.28 – 2007.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi
Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)

Consolatio in caritate

Born:1943.05.09 (San Martín Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1987.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:1999.03.20

Priest of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (1987.10.17 – 1999.01.28)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (1999.01.28 – 2007.07.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – 2023.06.07)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi (2007.07.28 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2018.02.24 – 2020.07.09)

Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala) (2021.09.21 – 2022.12.23)

Bishop Eduardo Ernesto FuentesRuysschaert Duarte
(1986.04.05 – 1997.07.20)

Born:1941.08.20 (Quiriguá, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1969.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1980.05.15
Died:1997.07.20 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Lares (1980.04.09 – 1982.10.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1980.04.09 – 1982.10.18)

Coadjutor Bishop of Sololá (Guatemala) (1982.10.18 – 1986.04.05)

Bishop of Sololá–Chimaltenango (Guatemala) (1986.04.05 – 1997.07.20)

Bishops of Sololá (Roman Rite)

Bishop Angélico Melotto Mazzardo, O.F.M.
(1959.06.27 – 1986.04.05)

Born:1911.03.20 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1936.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1959.07.05
Died:1999.05.11 († 88)

Bishop of Sololá (Guatemala) (1959.06.27 – 1986.04.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1978 – 1980)

Bishop Jorge García Cabalieros
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.03.10 – 1955.04.05)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (42)

Suchitepéquez–Retalhuleu (↙), Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (←), Quiché (↑), Santiago de Guatemala (→), Escuintla (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,040 km²

Population: 796,000 Catholics (57.3% of 1,388,170 total)

Pastoral Centres: 45 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 120 priests (117 diocesan, 3 religious), 87 religious (7 brothers, 80 sisters), 68 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

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