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Diocese of

Alajuela

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,784 km²

Population: 553,878 Catholics (77.8% of 711,839 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: San José

Neighbouring Dioceses: Puntarenas (←), Tilarán–Liberia (↖), Ciudad Quesada (↑), San José (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 34 parishes, 105 priests (93 diocesan, 12 religious), 1 deacon, 55 lay religious (19 brothers, 36 sisters), 24 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2018.03.01 – ...):Bishop Bartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C. (55)Bishop-elect Bartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C. (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Alajuela (Roman Rite)

Bishop Bartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C. (55)Bishop-elect Bartolomé Buigues Oller, T.C. (55)Permalink
(2018.03.01 – ...)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica)

Born:1963.03.07 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1989.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:2018.05.26

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (2018.03.01 – ...)

Bishop Ángel San Casimiro Fernández, O.A.R. (75)Bishop Ángel San Casimiro Fernández, O.A.R. (75)Permalink
(2007.07.03 – 2018.03.01)

Bishop emeritus of Alajuela (Costa Rica)

Vobis enim episcopus vobiscum sum Christianus

Born:1942.09.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1965.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1995.10.07

Bishop of Ciudad Quesada (Costa Rica) (1995.07.25 – 2007.07.03)

Secretary General of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2005.03 – 2011)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (2007.07.03 – 2018.03.01)

Apostolic Administrator of Ciudad Quesada (Costa Rica) (2007.10 – 2008.03.19)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2012 – 2017.08.11)

Bishop José Rafael Barquero Arce (86)Bishop José Rafael Barquero Arce (86)Permalink
(1980.12.22 – 2007.07.03)

Bishop emeritus of Alajuela (Costa Rica)

Born:1931.10.27 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.01

Titular Bishop of Arindela (1979.03.28 – 1980.12.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1979.03.28 – 1980.12.22)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1980.12.22 – 2007.07.03)

Bishop Enrique Bolaños QuesadaPermalink
(1970.03.06 – 1980.12.13)

Born:1907.10.05 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1933.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1963.03.25
Died:1992.04.27 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Andropolis (1962.12.06 – 1970.03.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1962.12.06 – 1970.03.06)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (1963 – 1970)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1970.03.06 – 1980.12.13)

Bishop Juan Vicente Solís FernándezPermalink
(1940.07.03 – 1967.03.30)

Born:1892.08.08 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1915.08.18
Consecrated Bishop:1940.08.18
Died:1973.01.16 († 80)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1940.07.03 – 1967.03.30)

Titular Bishop of Thucca in Numidia (1967.03.30 – 1973.01.16)

Bishop Víctor Manuel Sanabria Martínez (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1938.03.12 – 1940.03.07)

Born:1899.01.17
Ordained Priest:1921.10.09
Consecrated Bishop:1938.04.25
Died:1952.06.08 († 53)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1938.03.12 – 1940.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1940.03.07 – 1952.06.08)

Bishop Antonio del Carmen Monestel ZamoraPermalink
(1921.03.10 – 1937.10.08)

Born:1868.07.13 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1891.12.10
Consecrated Bishop:1915.07.25
Died:1937.10.08 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Sora (1915.01.23 – 1921.03.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Comayagua (Honduras) (1915.01.23 – 1921.03.10)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1921.03.10 – 1937.10.08)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.04.08

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