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Diocese of

Bluefields

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 19,964 km²

Population: 637,500 Catholics (59.0% of 1,080,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 11 parishes, 4 missions, 19 priests (14 diocesan, 5 religious), 4 deacons, 32 lay religious (6 brothers, 26 sisters), 20 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Managua

Neighbouring Dioceses: Juigalpa (←), Granada (←), Matagalpa (↖), Siuna (↑), San Andrés y Providencia (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

History


Special Churches

Juigalpa (←), Granada (←), Matagalpa (↖), Siuna (↑), San Andrés y Providencia (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.11.12 – ...):Bishop Francisco José Tigerino Dávila (57)Bishop Francisco José Tigerino Dávila (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Bluefields (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco José Tigerino Dávila (57)Bishop Francisco José Tigerino Dávila (57)Permalink
(2020.11.12 – ...)

Bishop of Bluefields (Nicaragua)

Born:1963.10.18 (Chinandega, Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:2002.01.05
Consecrated Bishop:2021.01.23

Bishop of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (2020.11.12 – ...)

Bishop Pablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Bishop Pablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Permalink
(2017.11.30 – 2020.11.12)

Bishop emeritus of Bluefields (Nicaragua)

Born:1943.12.04 (Fond du Lac, WI, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.09.03
Consecrated Bishop:1984.09.17

Auxiliary Bishop of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1984.06.22 – 1994.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Elepla (1984.06.22 – 2017.11.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1994.07.28 – 2017.11.30)

Bishop of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (2017.11.30 – 2020.11.12)

Apostolic Administrator of Siuna (Nicaragua) (2020.01.09 – 2021.04.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Bluefields (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Bishop Pablo Ervin Schmitz Simon, O.F.M. Cap. (77)Permalink
(1994.07.28 – 2017.11.30)

(see above)

Bishop Salvador Albert Schlaefer Berg, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1970.06.25 – 1993.10.22)

Born:1920.07.27 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:1970.08.12
Died:1993.10.22 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Flumenpiscense (1970.06.25 – 1993.10.22)

Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1970.06.25 – 1993.10.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1989 – 1991)

Bishop Matteo Aloisio Niedhammer y Yaeckle, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1943.05.11 – 1970.06.26)

Born:1901.09.11 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1927.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:1943.06.29
Died:1970.06.26 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Calœ (1943.05.11 – 1970.06.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1943.05.11 – 1970.06.26)

Bishop Juan Solá y Farrell, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1931.02.24 – 1942)

Born:1884.08.11 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1909.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1931.04.22
Died:1973.08.27 († 89)

Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1931.02.24 – 1942)

Titular Bishop of Colophon (1931.02.24 – 1973.08.27)

Bishop Agustín José Bernaus y Serra, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1913.12.10 – 1930.01.18)

Born:1863.08.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1889.04.06
Consecrated Bishop:1913.09.08
Died:1930.01.18 († 66)

Vicar Apostolic of Guam (Guam) (1913.05.09 – 1913.12.10)

Titular Bishop of Eleutherna (1913.05.09 – 1930.01.18)

Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields (Nicaragua) (1913.12.10 – 1930.01.18)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.09.23

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