Diocese of

Tarija

Bolivia Bolivia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Tarija / Tariien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Sucre

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: July 24

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.10.11 – ...):Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (55)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tarija (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (55)Bishop Jorge Ángel Saldías Pedraza, O.P. (55)
(2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia)

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Born:1968.08.13 (Buena Vista-La Arboleda, Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:2001.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.06.05

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (2014.03.25 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2019.10.11 – ...)

Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (82)Bishop Francisco Javier del Río Sendino (82)
(2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop emeritus of Tarija (Bolivia)

Born:1942.01.22 (Palencia, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2006.03.30

Priest of Palencia (Spain) (1965.06.29 – 2006.01.10)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (2006.01.10 – 2019.10.11)

Bishop Adhemar Esquivel Kohenque
(1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Born:1929.04.22 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1960.10.30
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2013.07.17 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Cerveteri (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1992.11.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1992.11.10 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1995.10.20 – 2004.06.02)

Bishop Abel Costas Montaño
(1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Born:1920.05.25 (Bolivia)
Ordained Priest:1945.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1969.01.06
Died:2015.02.11 († 94)

Titular Bishop of Novi (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cochabamba (Bolivia) (1968.11.11 – 1974.12.11)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1974.12.11 – 1995.10.20)

Bishop Juan Niccolai, O.F.M.
(1947.08.16 – 1974)

Born:1898.03.16 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1922.08.13
Consecrated Bishop:1944.05.28
Died:1976.08.18 († 78)

Titular Bishop of Rhandus (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1944.02.20 – 1947.08.16)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1947.08.16 – 1974)

Bishop Ramón Font y Farrés, C.M.F.
(1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Born:1874.02.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1901.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1925.03.15
Died:1947.08.16 († 73)

Bishop of Tarija (Bolivia) (1924.11.17 – 1947.08.16)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Humahuaca (↙), Potosí (↖), Sucre (↑), Camiri (↗), Orán (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 20,192 km²

Population: 490,290 Catholics (93.4% of 524,730 total)

Pastoral Centres: 22 parishes, 14 missions

Personnel: 44 priests (27 diocesan, 17 religious), 90 religious (18 brothers, 72 sisters), 9 seminarians

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