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Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Chile

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 May 1840
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Chile
  • Square Kilometers: 9,193 (3,550 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Plaza de Armas 444, Santiago, Chile
  • Telephone: (02)2787.56.00

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Santiago de Chile
27 June 1561ErectedDiocese of La Plata o Charcas
Archdiocese of Lima
Diocese of Santiago de Chile (erected)
22 March 1563Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de Chile Diocese of Concepción (erected)
10 May 1570Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de Chile (Tucumán) Diocese of Córdoba (Tucumán) (erected)
Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
21 May 1840ElevatedDiocese of Santiago de Chile Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
1 July 1840Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile Diocese of La Serena (erected)
18 October 1925Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile Diocese of Rancagua (erected)
Diocese of San Felipe (erected)
Diocese of Talca (erected)
Diocese of Valparaíso (erected)
24 October 1936Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Pasqua island) Vicariate Apostolic of Araucanía
15 November 1967Territory AddedDiocese of Rancagua (Navidad and Pirque) Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
18 June 1970Territory AddedDiocese of Rancagua (Maipo (in Santiago)) Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
13 July 1987Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (San Bernardo, Calera de Tango, Buín, Paine, El Bosque, La Pintana, and Pirque) Diocese of San Bernardo (erected)
21 January 1989Territory AddedArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Boundaries adjusted)
Diocese of San Bernardo (Boundaries adjusted)
4 April 1991Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Chile (Melipilla, Maria Pinto, San Pedro, Alhué, Curacaví, San Antonio, El Tabo, Cartagena, Rocas de Santo Domingo, Navidad, Talagante, Peñaflor, and El Monte) Diocese of Melipilla (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Santiago de Chile
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 4, Page 206
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 5, Page 224
    • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 240
    • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 143, to Page 144
  • Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 62, Page 545, and Page 546
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 81, Page 382, to Page 384


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