Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Beginnings of the Diocese of Panamá

There is an uncertainty about the beginnings of the Diocese of Panama. The Catholic Encyclopedia (1911) says: The Diocese of Panama (Panamanensis) was erected by Leo X in 1520 (Annuaire Pont.) or in 1515, or by Clement VII, in 1534 (Moroni, "Diz. di Erud. Storico-Eccl."). See also

However, it seems that it started out as the Diocese of Santa María la Antigua del Darién, and was later moved to Panamá.

(Source: CT

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