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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Bolivia. It was erected as the Diocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra by Pope Paul V on July 5, 1605, and was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan archdiocese by Pope Paul VI on July 30, 1975, with the suffragan see of San Ignacio de Velasco.

The archdiocese's motherchurch and thus seat of its archbishop is Cathedral-Basilica of San Lorenzo. The current Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Julio Cardinal Terrazas Sandoval, having been appointed by Pope John Paul II on February 6, 1991.

List of bishops of archbishops of Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Antonio Calderon de Leon (1605 - 1621)

Fernando de Ocampo, OFM (1621 - 1632)

Juan Francisco de Padilla, O de M (1695 - ?)

Jaime de Mimbela, OP (1714 - 1720)

Andres Vergara Uribe (1741 - 1744)

Juan Domingo Gonzalez de la Reguera (1776 - 1780)

Manuel Nicolas Rojas de Argandona (1795 - 1803)

Francisco Javier Aldazabal (1807 - 1816)

Giovanni Giuseppe Baldivia (1878 - 1891)

Giuseppe Belisario Santistevan (1891 - 1931)

Daniel Rivero Rivero (1931 - 1940)

Augustin Arce Mostajo (1940 - 1958)

Luis Anibal Rodriguez Pardo (1958 - 1991)

Julio Terrazas Sandoval, CSSR (1991 - present)

See also

Roman Catholicism in Bolivia

List of Roman Catholic dioceses in Bolivia

External links


Giga-Catholic Information

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