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Diocese of La Rioja

Dioecesis Rioiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Marcelo Daniel Colombo, Bishop
  • Roberto Rodríguez, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 20 April 1934
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Juan de Cuyo
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Square Kilometers: 92,100 (35,573 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: San Nicolas de Bar 560 Oeste, 5300 La Rioja, Argentina
  • Telephone: (03822) 433.942

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
20 April 1934ErectedDiocese of Córdoba (Tucumán) Diocese of La Rioja (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950103,000103,000100.0%1312254,120123810ap1951
1966139,000140,00099.3%1910294,793102917ap1967
1970144,000150,00096.0%1716334,363162918ap1971
1976153,600160,00096.0%2524493,134277226ap1977
1980152,000158,00096.2%2420443,454225428ap1981
1990182,807190,80095.8%2414384,810228719ap1991
1999246,125273,47190.0%2810386,476166224ap2000
2000252,178280,19890.0%2710376,815176324ap2001
2001252,178280,19890.0%2710376,815176225ap2002
2002251,145288,67287.0%2710376,787175925ap2003
2003252,285289,98387.0%2710376,818146129ap2004
2004265,350305,00087.0%2810386,982145928ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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