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Archdiocese of Maracaibo

Archidioecesis Maracaibensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 30 April 1966
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Venezuela
  • Square Kilometers: 10,761 (4,156 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Apartado 439, Calle 95 entre Avenidas 2 y 3, Maracaibo 4006, Edo. Zulia, Venezuela
  • Telephone: (061)225.351; 213.941; 212.692
  • Fax: 210.805; 232.784

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Diocese of Zulia
28 July 1897ErectedDiocese of Mérida Diocese of Zulia (erected)
26 May 1943Territory LostDiocese of Zulia Vicariate Apostolic of Machiques (erected)
Diocese of Maracaibo
2 January 1953Name ChangedDiocese of Zulia Diocese of Maracaibo
23 July 1965Territory LostDiocese of Maracaibo Diocese of Cabimas (erected)
Archdiocese of Maracaibo
30 April 1966ElevatedDiocese of Maracaibo Archdiocese of Maracaibo
7 July 1994Territory LostDiocese of Cabimas
Archdiocese of Maracaibo
Archdiocese of Mérida
Diocese of El Vigia-San Carlos del Zulia (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Zulia
1949286,000290,00098.6%2920495,8363415021ap1951
Diocese of Maracaibo
Archdiocese of Maracaibo
1966620,000650,00095.4%44881324,69612031831ap1967
1970760,000800,00095.0%48941425,35214132043ap1971
1976950,0001,100,00086.4%35761118,55810417850ap1977
1980815,000865,00094.2%36841206,7919830051ap1981
19901,415,0001,505,00094.0%458012511,3209229555ap1991
19991,747,0002,083,78583.8%796314212,30249229660ap2000
20001,785,0002,100,00085.0%696113013,73049130060ap2001
20011,785,0002,100,00085.0%726113313,42149130060ap2002
20021,785,0002,100,00085.0%756113613,12549130060ap2003
20031,625,4151,888,00086.1%735512812,69848327366ap2004
20041,863,6902,006,75792.9%715012115,40277127565ap2005

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


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