Diocese of

Viedma

Argentina Argentina

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Viedma / Viedmen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bahía Blanca

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Patron Saint: María Auxilio de los cristianos (May 24)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Hipólito Yrigoyen 71, R8500BCA, Viedma, Argentina

Phone: (02920) 424445

Present Prelates

Bishop (2002.10.31 – ...):Bishop Esteban María Laxague, S.D.B. (66)Bishop Esteban María Laxague, S.D.B. (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Viedma (Roman Rite)

Bishop Esteban María Laxague, S.D.B. (66)Bishop Esteban María Laxague, S.D.B. (66)
(2002.10.31 – ...)

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina)

He aquí que vengo a hacer, oh Dios, tu voluntad

Born:1957.03.04 (Coronel Pringles, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1982.05.10
Consecrated Bishop:2002.12.21

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (2002.10.31 – ...)

Bishop Marcelo Angiolo Melani, S.D.B.
(Apostolic Administrator 2002.04.06 – 2002.04.30)

Bishop Marcelo Angiolo Melani, S.D.B.
(1995.06.28 – 2002.01.09)

No para ser servido, sino para servir

Born:1938.09.15 (Firenze, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1970.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1993.09.18
Died:2021.04.14 (Pucallpa, Peru † 82)

Coadjutor Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (1993.07.22 – 1995.06.28)

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (1995.06.28 – 2002.01.09)

Bishop of Neuquén (Argentina) (2002.01.09 – 2011.11.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Viedma (Argentina) (2002.04.06 – 2002.04.30)

Bishop Miguel Esteban Hesayne
(1975.04.05 – 1995.06.28)

Para servir y dar la vida

Born:1922.12.26 (Azul, Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1948.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:1975.06.04
Died:2019.12.01 (Azul, Argentina † 96)

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (1975.04.05 – 1995.06.28)

Bishop Miguel Angel Alemán Eslava, S.D.B.
(Apostolic Administrator 1968.04.08 – 1975.04.05)

Bishop José Borgatti, S.D.B.
(1953.08.28 – 1968)

Born:1891.09.17 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1916.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1953.10.25
Died:1973.10.26 († 82)

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (1953.08.28 – 1968)

Bishop Nicolás Esandi, S.D.B.
(1934.09.13 – 1948.08.29)

Pasce agnos meos

Born:1876.12.06 (Argentina)
Ordained Priest:1900.01.28
Consecrated Bishop:1935.02.17
Died:1948.08.29 († 71)

Bishop of Viedma (Argentina) (1934.09.13 – 1948.08.29)

Vicars Apostolic of Patagonia Septentrional (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giovanni Cagliero, S.D.B. (later Cardinal)
(1884.09.30 – 1904.03.24)

Recto fixus calliero

Born:1838.01.11 (Castelnuovo d’Asti, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1862.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1884.12.07
Created Cardinal:1915.12.06
Died:1926.02.28 (Roma, Italy † 88)

Vicar Apostolic of Patagonia Septentrional (Argentina) (1884.09.30 – 1904.03.24)

Titular Bishop of Magyddus (1884.10.30 – 1904.03.24)

Titular Archbishop of Sebastia (1904.03.24 – 1915.12.06)

Apostolic Delegate to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduas (1908.08.07 – 1915.12.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (1915.12.09 – 1920.12.16)

Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (1920.12.16 – 1926.02.28)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (17)

San Carlos de Bariloche (←), Alto Valle del Río Negro (↖), Santa Rosa (↑), Bahía Blanca (↗), Rawson (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 89,000 km²

Population: 119,987 Catholics (62.8% of 191,150 total)

Pastoral Centres: 15 parishes, 64 missions

Personnel: 9 priests (6 diocesan, 3 religious), 2 deacons, 36 religious (3 brothers, 33 sisters)

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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