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Archdiocese of Lima

Archidioecesis Limanus

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 12 February 1546
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Peru
  • Square Kilometers: 639 (246 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Jr. Chancay 282, Lima 1; Apartado 1512, Lima 100, Peru
  • Telephone: (1)203-7700
  • Fax: 433-3740

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Lima
14 May 1541ErectedDiocese of Cuzco Diocese of Lima (erected)
8 January 1546Territory LostDiocese of Lima Diocese of Quito (erected)
Archdiocese of Lima
12 February 1546ElevatedDiocese of Lima Archdiocese of Lima
27 June 1561Territory LostDiocese of La Plata o Charcas
Archdiocese of Lima
Diocese of Santiago de Chile (erected)
15 April 1577Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Arequipa (erected)
15 April 1577Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Trujillo (erected)
28 May 1803Territory LostDiocese of Ayacucho o Huamanga (Guamanga)
Diocese of Cuenca
Archdiocese of Lima
Diocese of Popayán
Diocese of Quito
Diocese of Trujillo
Diocese of Maynas (erected)
17 March 1865Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Huánuco (erected)
15 May 1899Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Huaraz (erected)
10 August 1946Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Ica (erected)
12 April 1957Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Territorial Prelature of Yauyos (erected)
15 May 1958Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Huacho (erected)
14 December 1996Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Carabayllo (erected)
14 December 1996Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Chosica (erected)
14 December 1996Territory LostArchdiocese of Lima Diocese of Lurín (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Lima

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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