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Diocese of

Belize City–Belmopan

Belize Belize

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 22,963 km²

Population: 162,100 Catholics (48.5% of 334,297 total) (2014)

Ecclesiastical Province: Kingston in Jamaica

Neighbouring Dioceses: El Petén (←), Campeche (↖), Cancún–Chetumal (↑), Izabal (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 13 parishes, 5 missions, 46 priests (14 diocesan, 32 religious), 2 deacons, 95 lay religious (38 brothers, 57 sisters), 1 seminarian (2014)

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

All Churches (18)

El Petén (←), Campeche (↖), Cancún–Chetumal (↑), Izabal (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.01.26 – ...):Bishop Lawrence Sydney Nicasio (60)Bishop-elect Lawrence Sydney Nicasio (60)
Auxiliary Bishop (2012.02.18 – ...):Bishop Christopher Glancy, C.S.V. (56)Bishop Christopher Glancy, C.S.V. (56)

Titular Bishop of Absa Salla

Ordinaries

Bishops of Belize City–Belmopan (Roman Rite)

Bishop Lawrence Sydney Nicasio (60)Bishop-elect Lawrence Sydney Nicasio (60)Permalink
(2017.01.26 – ...)

Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize)

Born:1956.09.05 (Belize)
Ordained Priest:1989.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:2017.05.13

Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize) (2017.01.26 – ...)

Bishop Dorick McGowan Wright (71)Bishop Dorick McGowan Wright (71)Permalink
(2006.11.18 – 2017.01.26)

Bishop emeritus of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize)

May all things begin and end in Christ

Born:1945.11.15 (Belize)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.04

Titular Bishop of Thimida regia (2001.12.12 – 2006.11.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize) (2001.12.12 – 2006.11.18)

Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize) (2006.11.18 – 2017.01.26)

Bishop Osmond Peter MartinPermalink
(1983.11.11 – 2006.11.18)

Born:1930.12.04 (Belize)
Ordained Priest:1959.04.03
Consecrated Bishop:1982.10.07
Died:2017.02.16 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Thucca in Mauretania (1982.06.08 – 1983.11.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Belize (Belize) (1982.06.08 – 1983.11.11)

Bishop of Belize City–Belmopan (Belize) (1983.11.11 – 2006.11.18)

Bishops of Belize (Roman Rite)

Bishop Robert Louis Hodapp, S.J.Permalink
(1958.03.02 – 1983)

Born:1910.10.01 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1941.06.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.06.26
Died:1989.10.26 († 79)

Bishop of Belize (Belize) (1958.03.02 – 1983)

Bishop David Francis Hickey, S.J.Permalink
(1956.02.29 – 1957.08.01)

Born:1882.12.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1917.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1948.09.21
Died:1973.08.24 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Bonitza (1948.06.10 – 1956.02.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Belize (Belize) (1948.06.10 – 1956.02.29)

Bishop of Belize (Belize) (1956.02.29 – 1957.08.01)

Titular Bishop of Cabasa (1957.08.01 – 1973.08.24)

Vicars Apostolic of Belize (Roman Rite)

Bishop David Francis Hickey, S.J.Permalink
(1948.06.10 – 1956.02.29)

(see above)

Bishop William A. Rice, S.J.Permalink
(1938.11.19 – 1946.02.28)

Born:1891.10.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1925.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1939.04.16
Died:1946.02.28 († 54)

Titular Bishop of Rusicade (1938.11.19 – 1946.02.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Belize (Belize) (1938.11.19 – 1946.02.28)

Bishop Joseph Aloysius Murphy, S.J.Permalink
(1925.12.15 – 1938)

Born:1857 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1888.08.26
Consecrated Bishop:1924.03.19
Died:1939.11.25 († 82)

Vicar Apostolic of British Honduras (Belize) (1923.12.11 – 1925.12.15)

Titular Bishop of Birtha (1923.12.11 – 1939.11.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Belize (Belize) (1925.12.15 – 1938)

Vicars Apostolic of British Honduras (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph Aloysius Murphy, S.J.Permalink
(1923.12.11 – 1925.12.15)

(see above)

Bishop Frederick Charles Hopkins, S.J.Permalink
(1899.08.17 – 1923.04.19)

Born:1844.03.25 (England)
Ordained Priest:1877.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1899.11.05
Died:1923.04.19 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Athribis (1899.08.17 – 1923.04.19)

Vicar Apostolic of British Honduras (Belize) (1899.08.17 – 1923.04.19)

Bishop Salvatore di Pietro, S.J.Permalink
(1893.01.03 – 1898.08.23)

Born: (Belize)
Consecrated Bishop:1893.04.16
Died:1898.08.23

Prefect Apostolic of British Honduras (Belize) (1888.06.10 – 1893.01.03)

Titular Bishop of Eurœa (1893.01.03 – 1898.08.23)

Vicar Apostolic of British Honduras (Belize) (1893.01.03 – 1898.08.23)

Prefects Apostolic of British Honduras (Roman Rite)

Fr. Salvatore di Pietro, S.J. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1888.06.10 – 1893.01.03)

(see above)

Former Prelates


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