Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones

Diocese of Canelones
Dioecesis Canalopolitanus
Country Uruguay
Ecclesiastical province Montevideo
Area 4,532 km2 (1,750 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
337,000 (74.9%)
Parishes 33
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 November 1961 (54 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Alberto Francisco María Sanguinetti Montero
Auxiliary Bishops Leopoldo Hermes Garin Bruzzone
Emeritus Bishops Orlando Romero Cabrera

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones (Latin: Dioecesis Canalopolitanus) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Catholic church in Uruguay. The diocese was erected in 1961, and is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Montevideo. Its see is the Cathedral of Canelones.

The current and third Bishop of Canelones is Bishop Alberto Francisco María Sanguinetti Montero, 66, who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, on February 23, 2010, and ordained Bishop on March 20, 2010, with then Archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay, Nicolás Cotugno Fanizzi, S.D.B., being the Principal Consecrator. Bishop Sanguinetti has been assisted since 2002 by the Auxiliary Bishop of Canelones, Auxiliary Bishop Leopoldo Hermes Garin Bruzzone, 65, Titular Bishop of Benepota. The Bishop Emeritus is Orlando Romero Cabrera, who served from 1994 until 2010; the first Bishop, Bishop Emeritus Nuti, died on November 2, 1999, having served from 1962 to 1994.[1]

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Bishop Sanguinetti was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as one of the papally-appointed Synod Fathers for the upcoming October 2012 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization.[2]


  • Ordinaries 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


See also


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External links

  • Official website

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