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Diocese of Puerto Iguazú

Dioecesis Portus Iguassuensis

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  • Nicolás Baisi, Bishop
  • Marcelo Raúl Martorell, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 16 June 1986
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Corrientes
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Argentina
  • Square Kilometers: 18,658 (7,206 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Guatambu 184, N3370DPD Puerto Iguazu [Misiones], Argentina
  • Telephone: (03757)420.526
  • Fax: (same)

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

16 June 1986ErectedDiocese of Posadas (Eldorado, General Manuel Belgrado, Iguazú, Montecarlo, San Pedro, and Guaraní (except San Vicente and part of El Soberbio)) Diocese of Puerto Iguazú (erected)
13 June 2009Territory LostDiocese of Posadas (San Antonio de Padua, Cristo Rey, Santa Rita, San José Obrero, and Ascension del Señor (in Oberá); San Rafael Arcángel, Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús, and María de Itatí (in Cainguás); Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, Santa Catalina de Siena, and Santa ...)
Diocese of Puerto Iguazú (Cristo Rey, San Juan Neumann, and San Vicente de Paúl along with Asunción de la Santísima Virgen (Ukrainian, in Guaraní))
Diocese of Oberá (erected)
13 June 2009Territory AddedDiocese of Posadas (San Alberto Magno (in Puerto Rico) and San Luis Gonzaga (in Capioví)) Diocese of Puerto Iguazú


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


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 78, Page 961, to Page 963
  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 101, Page 761, and Page 762


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