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Diocese of Orense

Dioecesis Auriensis

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General Information

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

5th CenturyErectedDiocese of Orense (erected)
20 April 1926Territory LostDiocese of Orense (Santas and Candosa (in Espiñeira)) Diocese of Lugo
14 April 1953Territory AddedDiocese of Orense (Clarify boundaries)
Diocese of Tuy (Clarify boundaries)
17 October 1954Territory AddedDiocese of Astorga (3 parishes Castro Caldelas in Orense, San Pedro de Gudiña in Lugo) Diocese of Orense
17 October 1954Territory AddedArchdiocese of Santiago de Compostela (Beariz, Girazga, and Lebozán) Diocese of Orense
17 October 1954Territory AddedDiocese of Tuy (Ribadavia, 12 parishes, Padrenda and Desteriz (in Orense)) Diocese of Orense
17 October 1954Territory LostDiocese of Orense (Bubal with 5 parishes, Torbeo (Lugo)) Diocese of Lugo
17 October 1954Territory LostDiocese of Orense (12 Parishes in Zamora) Diocese of Astorga
17 October 1954Territory AddedDiocese of Lugo (San Pedro de Espiñeira (in Orense)) Diocese of Orense
21 December 1959Territory AddedDiocese of Astorga (Parishes of Cañizo, Navea, Castromil de Castilla, and Carracedo de la Sierra and villages of Ventas de la Capilla and Ventas de Bolaño) Diocese of Orense
21 December 1959Territory LostDiocese of Orense (Parish of Celeiros) Diocese of Astorga


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 1, Page 119
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 2, Page 99
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 3, Page 124
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 103, and Page 104
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 107
  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 108, and Page 109
  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 53, to Page 55
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 45, Page 559
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 47, Page 456, to Page 460
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 52, Page 162, and Page 163


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