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Diocese of

Granada

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,453 km²

Population: 576,776 Catholics (90.7% of 636,033 total) (2018)

Statistics: 56 parishes, 571 missions, 90 priests (89 diocesan, 1 religious), 1 deacon, 180 lay religious (22 brothers, 158 sisters), 41 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Managua

Neighbouring Dioceses: Managua (←), Matagalpa (↑), Bluefields (↗), Juigalpa (→), Tilarán–Liberia (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

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History


Special Churches

Managua (←), Matagalpa (↑), Bluefields (↗), Juigalpa (→), Tilarán–Liberia (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.03.11 – ...):Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez (60)Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez (60)

General Secretary of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama

Ordinaries

Bishops of Granada (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez (60)Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez (60)Permalink
(2010.03.11 – ...)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua)
General Secretary of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1961.03.23 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1985.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:2000.07.13

Titular Bishop of Theuzi (2000.06.17 – 2005.10.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Managua (Nicaragua) (2000.06.17 – 2005.10.15)

Bishop of Matagalpa (Nicaragua) (2005.10.15 – 2010.03.11)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (2010.03.11 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Matagalpa (Nicaragua) (2010.05 – 2011.03.08)

General Secretary of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2011 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2014.11.18 – 2017.11.15)

Bishop Bernardo Hombach Lütkermeier (88)Bishop Bernardo Hombach Lütkermeier (88)Permalink
(2003.12.15 – 2010.03.11)

Bishop emeritus of Granada (Nicaragua)

Born:1933.09.12 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1995.04.22

Bishop of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) (1995.02.28 – 2003.12.15)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (2003.12.15 – 2010.03.11)

Bishop Leovigildo López Fitoria, C.M.Permalink
(1972.07.07 – 2003.12.15)

Born:1927.06.07 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1954.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1972.10.07
Died:2016.08.05 († 89)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (1972.07.07 – 2003.12.15)

Bishop Marco Antonio García y SuárezPermalink
(1953.03.17 – 1972.07.11)

Born:1899.02.14 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1922.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.24
Died:1972.07.11 († 73)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (1953.03.17 – 1972.07.11)

Bishop Canuto José Reyes y BalladaresPermalink
(1915.07.12 – 1951.11.03)

Born:1863.09.24 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1887.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1915.11.14
Died:1951.11.03 († 88)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (1915.07.12 – 1951.11.03)

Bishop José Candida Piñol y BatresPermalink
(1913.12.10 – 1915.07.10)

Born:1878.02.02 (Guatemala)
Consecrated Bishop:1914.04.01
Died:1970.07.27 († 92)

Bishop of Granada (Nicaragua) (1913.12.10 – 1915.07.10)

Titular Bishop of Phaselis (1915.07.10 – 1970.07.27)

Former Prelates


as of 2021.09.23

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