Diocese of San Juan de Calama
Sancti Ioannis Calamensis
Diócesis de San Juan Bautista de Calama

Location

Country
Chile

Ecclesiastical province
Antofagasta

Metropolitan
Antofagasta

Statistics

Area
43,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)

Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
191,000
150,300 (78.7%)

Information

Rite
Latin Rite

Established
21 July 1965 (51 years ago)

Cathedral
Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Calama

Patron saint
St John the Baptist

Current leadership

Bishop
Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez

Metropolitan Archbishop
Pablo Lizama Riquelme

Website

www.iglesiadecalama.cl

The Diocese of San Juan de Calama (Latin: Sancti Ioannis Calamensis) is a diocese located in the city of Calama in the Ecclesiastical province of Antofagasta in Chile.
History[edit]

21 July 1965: Established as Territorial Prelature of Calama from Diocese of Antofagasta and Diocese of Iquique
20 February 2010: Promoted as Diocese of San Juan de Calama

Leadership[edit]

Bishops of Calama (Roman rite)

Bishop Óscar Hernán Blanco Martínez (2016.03.21 – Present)
Bishop Guillermo Patricio Vera Soto (2003.04.10 – 2016.03.21)
Bishop Cristián Contreras Molina, O. de M. (1992.06.11 – 2002.07.19)
Bishop Juan Bautista Herrada Armijo, O. de M. (1982.03.05 – 1991.11.30)
Bishop Juan Bautista Herrada Armijo, O. de M. (Apostolic Administrator 1976.02.26 – 1982.03.05)
Cardinal Carlos Oviedo Cavada, O. de M. (Apostolic Administrator 1974–1976)
Bishop Juan Luis Ysern de Arce (Apostolic Administrator 1972.05.20 – 1974.06.02)
Archbishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela Ríos (Apostolic Administrator 1970.04 – 1970.06.02)
Bishop Orozimbo Fuenzalida y Fuenzalida (1968.03.13 – 1970.02.26)
Archbishop Francisco de Borja Valenzuela Ríos (Apostolic Administrator 1965.07.21 – 1968.05.19)

Sources[edit]

GCatholic.org
Catholic Hierarchy
Diocese website

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Roman Catholic dioceses in Chile

Province of Antofagasta

Archdiocese of Antofagasta
Diocese of Arica
Diocese of San Juan de Calama
Diocese of Iquique

Province of Concepción

Archdiocese of Concepción
Diocese of Chillán
Diocese of Santa María de Los Ángeles
Diocese of Temuco
Diocese of Valdivia
Diocese of Villarrica

Province of La Serena

Archdiocese of La Serena
Diocese of Copiapó
Territorial Prelature of Illapel

Province of Puerto Montt

Archdiocese of Puerto Montt
Diocese of Osorno
Diocese of Punta Arenas
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