Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Diocese of Ayacucho

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 2
Diocese of Ayacucho

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(Or Guamanga).

A Peruvian diocese, suffragan to Lima. The See of Guamanga was erected by Paul V, 20 July, 1609, was vacant from 1821 to 1838, when it was transferred to Ayacucho. It has 200,610 Catholics; 96 parishes, 120 secular priests, 212 churches or chapels.