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Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

(Territory of USA USA)

Puerto Rico

Also known as: Puerto Rico (Deutsch, español), Porto Rico (français, Italiano, Português), Portoryko (polski), 波多黎各 (正體中文), プエルトリコ (日本語), Portus Dives (latine)

By Type (6)

Metropolitan Sees (Archdioceses) Metr. Archdiocese (1)

Episcopal Sees (Dioceses) Diocese (5)

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Roman Rite (6): Arecibo, Caguas, Fajardo–Humacao, Mayagüez, Ponce, San Juan de Puerto Rico

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Apostolic Delegation: Puerto Rico Archbishop Piergiorgio Bertoldi (60)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal Puertorriqueña (C.E.P.) Bishop Rubén Antonio González Medina, C.M.F. (74)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M. (63)


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Cathedrals Cathedrals (7)

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Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia (November 19)

Saints: 1 Blessed

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Continent: Central America

Capital: San Juan

Area: 8,959 km²

Population: 3,351,827

Part of: USA USA (Territory)

Neighbouring Countries: Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, → U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands, → British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands

Cultural Summary

Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, Protestant and others 15%

Languages: Spanish, English

Ethnic Groups: white 75.8%, black/African American 12.4%, other 8.5% (includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, other Pacific Islander, and others), mixed 3.3%

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 8,875 km²

Catholic Population: 2,707,000 Catholics (84.7% of 3,196,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 329 parishes, 228 mission stations (without resident priest), 304 other centres

Clergy: 10 bishops (6 diocesan, 4 titular), 519 priests (311 diocesan, 208 religious), 542 permanent deacons (diocesan)

Non-Clergy: 858 religious (24 brothers, 834 sisters), 47 members of secular institutes (10 brothers, 37 sisters), 71 major seminarians, 111 missionaries, 4,218 catechists


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Last updated on 2023.11.30

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