Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción

Archdiocese of Concepción
Archidioecesis Sanctissimae Conceptionis
Arquidiócesis de Concepción
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Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country Chile
Ecclesiastical provinceConcepción
Statistics
Area11,330 km2 (4,370 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,176,000
612,000 (52.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established22 March 1563 (455 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saintImmaculate Conception
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopFernando Natalio Chomalí Garib
Map
Arquidiócesis de Santísima Concepción.svg
Website
www.arzobispadodeconcepcion.cl

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Concepción (Latin: Sanctissimae Conceptionis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Concepción in Chile.[1][2]

History

  • 22 March 1563: Established as Diocese of La Imperial from the Diocese of Santiago de Chile
  • 1603: Renamed as Diocese of Concepción
  • 20 May 1939: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Concepción
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