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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Caracas

Venezuela Venezuela

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Guarenas, La Guaira, Los Teques

Neighbouring Dioceses: La Guaira (↑), Los Teques (↓)

Address: Palacio Arzobispal, Plaza Bolívar, Caracas 1010, Distrito Metropolitano, Venezuela

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

La Guaira (↑), Los Teques (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2005.09.19 – ...):Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72)Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria ai Monti

Auxiliary Bishop (2007.10.15 – ...):Bishop Jesús González de Zárate Salas (53)Bishop Jesús González de Zárate Salas (53)

Titular Bishop of Suava

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela

Auxiliary Bishop (2009.06.27 – ...):Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (63)Bishop Fernando José Castro Aguayo (63)

Titular Bishop of Ampora

Auxiliary Bishop (2012.04.04 – ...):Bishop Tulio Luis Ramírez Padilla (54)Bishop Tulio Luis Ramírez Padilla (54)

Titular Bishop of Ausuccura

Auxiliary Bishop (2014.04.17 – ...):Bishop José Trinidad Fernández Angulo (50)Bishop José Trinidad Fernández Angulo (50)

Titular Bishop of Cerenzia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Caracas (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72)Cardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72)
(2005.09.19 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria ai Monti
Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela)

Pro mundi vita

Born:1942.08.28 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1982.09.22
Created Cardinal:2006.03.24

Titular Bishop of Vegesela in Byzacena (1982.07.03 – 1990.03.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1982.07.03 – 1990.03.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Valencia (Venezuela) (1990.03.16 – 2005.09.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Caracas (Venezuela) (2003.07.07 – 2005.09.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (2005.09.19 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria ai Monti (2006.03.24 [2006.07.02] – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals for the Study of Organisational and Economic Problems of the Apostolic See (2009.05.09 – 2014.02.24)

Twitter FeedCardinal Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72)Archbishop Jorge Liberato Urosa Savino (72) (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 2003.07.07 – 2005.09.19)

Cardinal Ignacio Antonio Velasco García, S.D.B.
(1995.05.27 – 2003.07.06)

Servus Christi pro fratribus

Born:1929.01.17 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1990.01.06
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2003.07.06 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Utimmira (1989.10.23 – 1995.05.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho (Venezuela) (1989.10.23 – 1995.05.27)

Apostolic Administrator of San Fernando de Apure (Venezuela) (1992.05.27 – 1994.07.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1995.05.27 – 2003.07.06)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello (2001.02.21 [2001.05.24] – 2003.07.06)

Cardinal José Alí Lebrún Moratinos
(1980.05.24 – 1995.05.27)

Veritatem facientes in caritate

Born:1919.03.19 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1943.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1956.09.02
Created Cardinal:1983.02.02
Died:2001.02.21 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Aradus (1956.08.02 – 1958.06.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Maracaibo (Venezuela) (1956.08.02 – 1958.06.21)

Bishop of Maracay (Venezuela) (1958.06.21 – 1962.03.19)

Bishop of Valencia (Venezuela) (1962.03.19 – 1972.09.21)

Titular Archbishop of Voncaria (1972.09.21 – 1980.05.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1972.09.21 – 1980.05.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1980.05.24 – 1995.05.27)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Pancrazio (1983.02.02 – 2001.02.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1984 – 1990)

Cardinal José Humberto Quintero Parra
(1960.08.31 – 1980.05.24)

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1902.09.22 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1926.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1953.12.06
Created Cardinal:1961.01.16
Died:1984.07.08 († 81)

Titular Archbishop of Achrida (1953.09.07 – 1960.08.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Mérida (Venezuela) (1953.09.07 – 1960.08.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1960.08.31 – 1980.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1961 – 1972)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio (1961.01.19 – 1984.07.08)

Archbishop Rafael Ignacio Arias Blanco
(1955.09.18 – 1959.09.30)

Born:1906.02.18 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1928.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1937.12.12
Died:1959.09.30 († 53)

Titular Bishop of Attalea in Pamphylia (1937.06.21 – 1939.11.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cumaná (Venezuela) (1937.06.21 – 1939.11.12)

Bishop of San Cristóbal de Venezuela (Venezuela) (1939.11.12 – 1952.04.23)

Titular Archbishop of Pompeiopolis in Cilicia (1952.04.23 – 1955.09.18)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1952.04.23 – 1955.09.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1955.09.18 – 1959.09.30)

Archbishop Lucas Guillermo Castillo Hernández
(1946.05.13 – 1955.09.09)

Born:1879.02.10 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1905.01.15
Consecrated Bishop:1923.10.21
Died:1955.09.09 († 76)

Bishop of Coro (Venezuela) (1923.01.19 – 1939.11.10)

Titular Archbishop of Rhizæum (1939.11.10 – 1946.05.13)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1939.11.10 – 1946.05.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1946.05.13 – 1955.09.09)

Archbishop Felipe Rincón González
(1916.08.10 – 1946.05.13)

Born:1861.02.20 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1896.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1916.10.28
Died:1946.05.13 († 85)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1916.08.10 – 1946.05.13)

Archbishop Juan Bautista Castro
(1904.05.31 – 1915.08.07)

Born:1846.10.19 (Venezuela)
Consecrated Bishop:1904.01.06
Died:1915.08.07 († 68)

Titular Archbishop of Serræ (1904.01.01 – 1904.05.31)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1904.01.01 – 1904.05.31)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1904.05.31 – 1915.08.07)

Archbishop Críspulo Uzcátegui
(1884.11.13 – 1904.05.31)

Born:1845.05.30 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1872
Consecrated Bishop:1885.02.22
Died:1904.05.31 († 59)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1884.11.13 – 1904.05.31)

Archbishop José Antonio Ponte
(1876.09.29 – 1883.11.06)

Born:1832.06
Consecrated Bishop:1876.11.30
Died:1883.11.06 († 51)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1876.09.29 – 1883.11.06)

Archbishop Silvestre Guevara y Lira
(1852.09.27 – 1876.06.06)

Born:1813 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1853.02.06
Died:1882.02.20 († 69)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1852.09.27 – 1876.06.06)

Titular Archbishop of Amasea (1876.06.06 – 1882.02.20)

Archbishop Ignacio Fernández Peña
(1841.07.15 – 1849.01.18)

Born:1781.03.03 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1804.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1842.01.02
Died:1849.01.18 († 67)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1841.07.15 – 1849.01.18)

Archbishop Ramón Ignacio Méndez
(1827.05.21 – 1839.08.06)

Born:1775 (Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1797
Consecrated Bishop:1828.02.18
Died:1839.08.06 († 64)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1827.05.21 – 1839.08.06)

Bishop Domingo de Silos Santiago Apollinario Moreno, O.S.B.
(Apostolic Administrator 1818.03.16 – 1825.03.21)

Archbishop Narciso Coll y Prat
(1808.01.17 – 1822.02.25)

Born:1754.11.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1784.03.06
Consecrated Bishop:1810.06.11
Died:1822.12.30 († 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1808.01.17 – 1822.02.25)

Archbishop-Bishop of Palencia (Spain) ([1822.02.25] 1822.04.19 – 1822.12.30)

Archbishop Francisco de Ibarra y Herrera
(1803.11.27 – 1806.09.19)

Born:1726.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1792.05.27
Died:1806.09.19 († 80)

Bishop of Santo Tomás de Guayana (Venezuela) (1791.12.19 – 1798.12.14)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1798.12.14 – 1803.11.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1803.11.27 – 1806.09.19)

Bishops of Caracas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francisco de Ibarra y Herrera (later Archbishop)
(1798.12.14 – 1803.11.27)

(see above)

Bishop Juan Antonio de la Virgen María y Viana
(1792.09.24 – 1798.08.14)

Born:1745.11.30 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1793.08.04
Died:1800.01.28 († 54)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1792.09.24 – 1798.08.14)

Bishop of Almería (Spain) (1798.08.14 – 1800.01.28)

Bishop Mariano Martí
(1770.01.29 – 1792.02.20)

Born:1720.12.14 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1762.01.17
Died:1792.02.20 († 71)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1761.05.24 – 1770.01.29)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1770.01.29 – 1792.02.20)

Bishop Diego Antonio Díez Madroñero
(1756.05.24 – 1769.02.03)

Born:1714.04.26 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1756.09.26
Died:1769.02.03 († 54)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1756.05.24 – 1769.02.03)

Bishop Francisco Julián de Antolino
(1752.09.25 – 1755.08.06)

Born:1690.04.29 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1749
Died:1755.08.06 († 65)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1748.05.06 – 1752.09.25)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1752.09.25 – 1755.08.06)

Bishop Manuel Machado y Luna
(1749.09.22 – 1752.01.29)

Born:1701.05.17 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1750.08.16
Died:1752.01.29 († 50)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1749.09.22 – 1752.01.29)

Fr. Manuel Jiménez Bretón
(1748.09.16 – 1749.03.30)

Died:1749.03.30

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1748.09.16 – 1749.03.30)

Bishop Juan García Abadiano
(1738.12.19 – 1747.05.06)

Born:1678.05.24 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1700.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:1739.06.28
Died:1747.05.06 († 68)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1738.12.19 – 1747.05.06)

Bishop José Félix Valverde
(1728.11.15 – 1738.11.24)

Born:1689.03.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1730.03.19
Died:1741.02.23 († 51)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1728.11.15 – 1738.11.24)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1738.11.24 – 1741.02.23)

Bishop Juan José de Escalona y Calatayud
(1717.03.15 – 1728.11.15)

Born:1677.07.09 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1717.05.30
Died:1737.05.23 († 59)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1717.03.15 – 1728.11.15)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1728.11.15 – 1737.05.23)

Archbishop Francisco del Rincón, O.M.
(1714.02.26 – 1716.10.05)

Born:1650.01.29 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1707.06.29
Died:1723.06.28 († 73)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1705.12.14 – 1714.02.26)

Archbishop-Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1714.02.26 – 1716.10.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1716.10.05 – 1723.06.28)

Bishop Diego de Baños y Sotomayor
(1683.02.15 – 1706.05.15)

Born:1637 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1677.11.21
Died:1706.05.15 († 69)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1677.09.13 – 1683.02.15)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1683.02.15 – 1706.05.15)

Bishop Alonso de Briceño, O.F.M.
(1653.08.18 – 1668.11.16)

Born:1587 (Chile)
Consecrated Bishop:1645.11.12
Died:1668.11.16 († 81)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1644.11.14 – 1653.08.18)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1653.08.18 – 1668.11.16)

Bishop Mauro Diego de Tovar y Valle Maldonado, O.S.B.
(1639.10.03 – 1652.12.16)

Born:1586 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1639.12.18
Died:1666.10.22 († 80)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1639.10.03 – 1652.12.16)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1652.12.16 – 1666.10.22)

Bishop Juan López de Agurto de la Mata
(1637.06.20 – 1637.12.24)

Born:1580 (Spain)
Died:1637.12.24 († 57)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) ([1630.07.20] 1631.02.10 – 1634.11.20)

Bishop of Coro (Venezuela) ([1634.08.08] 1634.11.20 – 1637.06.20)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1637.06.20 – 1637.12.24)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.12.09

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