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Diocese of

Bilbao

Spain Spain

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Bilbao / Flaviobrigen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Burgos

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (325)

Santander (←), San Sebastián (→), Vitoria (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.05.11 – ...):Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga (64)Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga (64)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bilbao (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga (64)Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga (64)
(2021.05.11 – ...)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain)

Scio enim cui credidi

Born:1958.05.10 (Bilbao, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1985.01.04
Consecrated Bishop:2019.04.06

Titular Bishop of Baza (2019.02.12 – 2021.05.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (2019.02.12 – 2021.05.11)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (2021.05.11 – ...)

Archbishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa (57)Bishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa (57) (later Archbishop)
(2010.08.24 – 2020.10.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Burgos (Spain)

Omnium servus

Born:1965.03.21 (Gernika, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1994.07.16
Consecrated Bishop:2008.04.12

Titular Bishop of Álava (2008.02.05 – 2010.08.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (2008.02.05 – 2010.08.24)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (2010.08.24 – 2020.10.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Burgos (Spain) (2020.10.06 – ...)

Cardinal Ricardo Blázquez Pérez (80)Bishop Ricardo Blázquez Pérez (80) (later Cardinal)
(1995.09.08 – 2010.03.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Vallicella
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Valladolid (Spain)

Resurrexit

Born:1942.04.13 (Villanueva del Campillo, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1967.02.18
Consecrated Bishop:1988.05.29
Created Cardinal:2015.02.14

Titular Bishop of Germa in Galatia (1988.04.08 – 1992.05.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1988.04.08 – 1992.05.26)

Bishop of Palencia (Spain) (1992.05.26 – 1995.09.08)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1995.09.08 – 2010.03.13)

President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (2005.03.08 – 2008.03.04)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (2008.03.04 – 2014.03.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain) (2010.03.13 – 2022.06.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (2014.03.12 – 2020.03.03)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Vallicella (2015.02.14 [2015.10.11] – ...)

Bishop Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta
(1979.02.16 – 1995.09.08)

Ecce ego, mitte me

Born:1918.04.19 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1943.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1971.09.25
Died:2009.05.27 († 91)

Bishop of León (Spain) (1971.07.09 – 1979.02.16)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1979.02.16 – 1995.09.08)

Bishop Antonio Añoveros Ataún
(1971.12.03 – 1978.09.25)

Born:1909.06.13 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1933.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1952.10.12
Died:1987.10.24 († 78)

Auxiliary Bishop of Málaga (Spain) (1952.08.25 – 1954.10.27)

Titular Bishop of Tabuda (1952.08.25 – 1964.04.02)

Coadjutor Bishop of Cádiz y Ceuta (Spain) (1954.10.27 – 1964.04.02)

Bishop of Cádiz y Ceuta (Spain) (1964.04.02 – 1971.12.03)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1971.12.03 – 1978.09.25)

Bishop Pablo Gúrpide Beope
(1955.12.19 – 1968.11.18)

Mihi vivere Christus est

Born:1898.01.25 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1923.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.23
Died:1968.11.18 († 70)

Bishop of Sigüenza (Spain) (1951.01.03 – 1955.12.19)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1955.12.19 – 1968.11.18)

Bishop Casimiro Morcillo González (later Archbishop)
(1950.05.13 – 1955.09.21)

Born:1904.01.26 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1926.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1943.05.09
Died:1971.05.30 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Agathopolis (1943.01.25 – 1950.05.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Madrid y Alcalá de Henares (Spain) (1943.01.25 – 1950.05.13)

Bishop of Bilbao (Spain) (1950.05.13 – 1955.09.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Zaragoza (Spain) (1955.09.21 – 1964.03.27)

Undersecretary of Central Commission for the Coordination of the Postconciliar Work and the Interpretation of Conciliar Resolutions (1962 – 1967)

Archbishop of Madrid (Spain) (1964.03.27 – 1971.05.30)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1966 – 1969)

President of Episcopal Conference of Spain (1969 – 1971.05.30)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 2,193 km²

Population: 1,006,260 Catholics (87.6% of 1,149,044 total) (2020)

Statistics: 292 parishes, 16 missions, 448 priests (228 diocesan, 220 religious), 9 deacons, 1,253 lay religious (346 brothers, 907 sisters), 12 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Ignatius of Loyola (July 31), Saint Valentín Faustino Berrio-Ochoa de Aristi (July 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 30

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History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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