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Diocese of Loja

Dioecesis Loianus



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 December 1862
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cuenca
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Ecuador
  • Square Kilometers: 11,476 (4,432 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bernardo Valdivieso 07-50, Apartado 1101-1034, Loja, Ecuador
  • Telephone: (04) 56-1039
  • Fax: 57-3306

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 December 1862ErectedDiocese of Cuenca Diocese of Loja (erected)
26 July 1954Territory LostDiocese of Guayaquil
Diocese of Loja
Territorial Prelature of El Oro (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1948176,400180,00098.0%5614702,520276046ap1951
1966320,000320,000100.0%6518833,8553410640ap1967
1970380,000380,000100.0%5520755,0662816743ap1971
1976440,000450,00097.8%5818765,7894222637ap1977
1980450,000486,00092.6%58587,7582623037ap1981
1990420,000430,00097.7%6015755,60016219855ap1991
1999520,056524,77299.1%83311144,56118221665ap2000
2000523,556532,03198.4%90431333,93628025668ap2001
2001511,446522,03198.0%82281104,64926125570ap2002
2002511,490522,03198.0%103291323,87428518574ap2003
2003520,000539,02296.5%98301284,06226426474ap2004
2004523,442552,03194.8%85351204,36228525578ap2005

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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