Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia
Diocese of Plasencia

Dioecesis Placentinus in Hispania

Diócesis de Plasencia
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Plasencia Cathedral
Ecclesiastical provinceMérida-Badajoz
Area10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
266,724 (97.8%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralNew Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary in Plasencia
Current leadership
BishopAmadeo Rodríguez Magro
Metropolitan ArchbishopSantiago García Aracil
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Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plasencia (Latin: Placentin(us) in Hispania) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Mérida-Badajoz, in Extremadura, western Spain.[1][2]

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nueva Gótica de Santa María (Gothic new cathedral), dedicated to the Virgin Mary, in the city of Plasencia, which also has the Romanesque former cathedral Catedral Vieja Románica de San Pablo, dedicated to St. Paul.


As per 2015, it pastorally served 261,853 Catholics (95.9% of 273,172 total) on 10,354 km² in 200 parishes with 177 priests (160 diocesan, 17 religious), 360 lay religious (31 brothers, 329 sisters) and 2 seminarians.


  • Established in 1189 as Diocese of Plasencia / Placentin(us) in Hispania (Latin).

Episcopal ordinaries

(all Roman Rite) [3]

Suffragan Bishops of Plasencia
Tomb of Bishop

Pedro Ponce de León (bishop of Plasencia)|Pedro Ponce de León]].]]

See also


  1. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Diocese of Plasencia, Spain". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Archbishop Gutierre Álvarez de Toledo" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016

Sources and external links

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