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Diocese of

Arecibo

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 2,157 km²

Population: 304,804 Catholics (56.2% of 542,513 total) (2020)

Statistics: 58 parishes, 83 priests (51 diocesan, 32 religious), 51 deacons, 145 lay religious (39 brothers, 106 sisters), 9 seminarians (2020)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Juan de Puerto Rico

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mayagüez (←), San Juan de Puerto Rico (→), Caguas (↘), Ponce (↓)

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro (June 27)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 26

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (60)

Mayagüez (←), San Juan de Puerto Rico (→), Caguas (↘), Ponce (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2022.03.09 – ...):Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (80)Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (80)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico

Bishop emeritus of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Arecibo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (80)Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (80)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.03.09 – ...)

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (58)Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (58)Permalink
(2010.09.24 – 2022.03.09 deposed)

Bishop emeritus of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

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Born:1964.04.27 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1995.01.07
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.21

Titular Bishop of Sufes (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (2010.09.24 – 2022.03.09 deposed)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (2012.12 – 2015)

Bishop Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P.Permalink
(1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

Born:1932.07.01 (Frúniz, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1992.01.06
Died:2021.05.03 (Lares, Puerto Rico † 88)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (1994 – 1997)

Bishop Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Born:1931.04.18 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1958.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.03.23
Died:2001.08.13 († 70)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Bishop Alfredo José Isaac Cecilio Francesco Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C.Permalink
(1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)

Born:1907.06.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.28
Died:1995.01.29 († 87)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)


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