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Diocese of La Guaira

Dioecesis Guairiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Raúl Biord Castillo, S.D.B., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 15 April 1970
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Square Kilometers: 1,497 (578 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Apartado 266, Av. La Playa 05-01, Macuto 1164, Mun. Vargas, D.F., Venezuela
  • Telephone: (02) 3344-523
  • Fax: 3412-20

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
15 April 1970ErectedArchdiocese of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela Diocese of La Guaira (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970200,000.0%1919011ap1971
1976315,000325,00096.9%1328417,682296016ap1977
1980350,000360,00097.2%2422467,608247017ap1981
1990372,000382,00097.4%26103610,33321310723ap1991
1998500,000550,00090.9%3912519,8032129625ap2001
1999500,000550,00090.9%37124910,2042129625ap2000
2001500,000550,00090.9%37124910,2042129625ap2002
2002259,000285,00090.9%3611475,5102119626ap2003
2003273,000300,00091.0%3411456,0661117227ap2004
2004295,750325,00091.0%3411456,5721116727ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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