Diocese of

Valdivia

Chile Chile

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Valdivia / Valdivien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Concepción

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Rosario (October 7)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 9

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History

Contact Info

Address: Maipú 168, Valdivia, Chile

Phone: 63-213296

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.12.23 – ...):Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales (68)Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Valdivia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales (68)Bishop Santiago Jaime Silva Retamales (68)
(2020.12.23 – ...)

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile)

Hágase en mí según tu palabra

Born:1955.06.17 (La Calera, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1980.10.24
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.06

Priest of Valparaíso (Chile) (1980.10.24 – 2002.02.16)

Titular Bishop of Bela (2002.02.16 – 2015.07.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Valparaíso (Chile) (2002.02.16 – 2015.07.07)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2008 – 2011)

General Secretary of Latin American Episcopal Council (2011.05.19 – 2015.05.15)

Military Ordinary of Chile (Chile) (2015.07.07 – 2020.12.23)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2016.11.11 – 2021.07.28)

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (2020.12.23 – ...)

Fr. Gonzalo Espina Peruyero
(Apostolic Administrator 2017.08.26 – 2020.12.23)

Archbishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (67)Bishop Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (67) (later Archbishop)
(2002.05.31 – 2017.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile)

Proclama la palabra

Born:1956.11.08 (Santiago, Chile)
Ordained Priest:1984.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:2002.07.13

Priest of Santiago (Chile) (1984.03.24 – 2002.05.31)

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (2002.05.31 – 2017.06.08)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2011 – 2014)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Antofagasta (Chile) (2017.06.08 – ...)

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (82)Bishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, S.D.B. (82) (later Cardinal)
(1996.06.28 – 2001.07.10)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Redentore a Valmelaina
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santiago (Chile)

Para Evangelizar

Born:1942.01.07 (Campiglia dei Berici, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1970.03.18
Consecrated Bishop:1996.09.08
Created Cardinal:2014.02.22

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (1996.06.28 – 2001.07.10)

Titular Bishop of La Imperial (2001.07.10 – 2006.12.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Chile) (2001.07.10 – 2006.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Concepción (Chile) (2006.12.27 – 2010.12.15)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (2010.11 – 2016.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Chile) (2010.12.15 – 2019.03.23)

Cardinal-Priest of SS. Redentore a Valmelaina (2014.02.22 [2014.10.11] – ...)

Bishop Sergio Otoniel Contreras Navia
(Apostolic Administrator 1995.04.29 – 1996.09.08)

Bishop Alejandro Jiménez Lafeble
(1983.12.12 – 1996.02.29)

Veni Domine Jesu

Born:1936.02.26 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1959.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1975.12.10
Died:1998.01.05 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Martana (1975.11.21 – 1983.12.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Talca (Chile) (1975.11.21 – 1983.12.12)

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (1983.12.12 – 1996.02.29)

Bishop José Manuel Santos Ascarza, O.C.D. (later Archbishop)
(1955.09.21 – 1983.05.03)

Dominus fortitudo mea

Born:1916.04.02 (Chile)
Ordained Priest:1938.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1955.12.04
Died:2007.09.14 († 91)

Bishop of Valdivia (Chile) (1955.09.21 – 1983.05.03)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1968 – 1972)

President of Episcopal Conference of Chile (1980 – 1983)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Concepción (Chile) (1983.05.03 – 1988.07.29)

Apostolic Administrators of Valdivia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Teodoro Eugenín Barrientos, SS.CC.
(1931.04.10 – 1942.06.20)

Born:1886.08.11
Ordained Priest:1910.01.09
Consecrated Bishop:1931.05.31
Died:1974.12.24 († 88)

Apostolic Administrator of Valdivia (Chile) (1931.04.10 – 1942.06.20)

Titular Bishop of Hierissus (1931.04.10 – 1974.12.24)

Military Vicar of Chile (Chile) (1942.06.20 – 1959.10.16)

Bishop Augusto Klinke Leier
(Apostolic Administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis 1910.06.19 – 1928.11.14)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (21)

Villarrica (↑), Neuquén (→), Osorno (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 13,679 km²

Population: 267,915 Catholics (67.9% of 394,734 total)

Pastoral Centres: 17 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 18 priests (10 diocesan, 8 religious), 25 deacons, 39 religious (9 brothers, 30 sisters)

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