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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Santiago de Guatemala

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,591 km²

Population: 4,444,000 Catholics (80.0% of 5,553,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Escuintla, Jalapa, San Francisco de Asís de Jutiapa, Santa Rosa de Lima, Vera Paz, Zacapa

Neighbouring Dioceses: Escuintla (↙), Sololá–Chimaltenango (←), Vera Paz (↑), Jalapa (→), Santa Rosa de Lima (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Santiago Apóstol, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Statistics: 153 parishes, 564 priests (200 diocesan, 364 religious), 3 deacons, 1,551 lay religious (669 brothers, 882 sisters), 53 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Escuintla (↙), Sololá–Chimaltenango (←), Vera Paz (↑), Jalapa (→), Santa Rosa de Lima (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.04.25 – ...):Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Auxiliary Bishop (2007.07.28 – ...):Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (74)Bishop Raúl Antonio Martínez Paredes (74)

Titular Bishop of Mizigi

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.11.11 – ...):Bishop José Cayetano Parra Novo, O.P. (67)Bishop José Cayetano Parra Novo, O.P. (67)

Titular Bishop of Tubia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Santiago de Guatemala (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)Permalink
(2013.04.25 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Discípulo y misionero de Jesús

Born:1947.10.18 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1997.02.01

Titular Bishop of Pupiana (1996.11.30 – 2007.04.19)

Vicar Apostolic of El Petén (Guatemala) (1996.11.30 – 2007.04.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (Guatemala) (2007.04.19 – 2010.10.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (2010.10.02 – 2013.04.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (2013.04.25 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2017.01.20 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Guatemala (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales, S.D.B. (69)Permalink
(2010.10.02 – 2013.04.25)

(see above)

Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada ToruñoPermalink
(2001.06.19 – 2010.10.02)

Fortes in fide

Born:1932.03.08 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1956.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1972.05.13
Created Cardinal:2003.10.21
Died:2012.06.04 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Gadiaufala (1972.04.05 – 1975.09.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Zacapa (Guatemala) (1972.04.05 – 1975.09.11)

Coadjutor Bishop of Zacapa (Guatemala) (1975.09.11 – 1980.02.16)

Bishop of Zacapa (Guatemala) (1980.02.16 – 2001.06.19)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1986.06.24 – 2001.06.19)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1988 – 1992)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (2001.06.19 – 2010.10.02)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2002 – 2006)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Saturnino (2003.10.21 [2004.03.13] – 2012.06.04)

Archbishop Próspero Penados del BarrioPermalink
(1983.12.01 – 2001.06.19)

Born:1925.08.28 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1951.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1966.11.19
Died:2005.05.13 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Turres Ammeniæ (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1971.12.07 – 1983.12.01)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1982 – 1986)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 1986.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 2001.06.19)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1988 – 1992)

Cardinal Mario Casariego, C.R.S.Permalink
(1964.12.12 – 1983.06.15)

Consolatio in caritate

Born:1909.02.13 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1936.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1958.12.27
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1983.06.15 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Pudentiana (1958.11.15 – 1963.09.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1958.11.15 – 1963.09.22)

Titular Archbishop of Perge (1963.09.22 – 1964.12.12)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1963.09.22 – 1964.12.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1964.12.12 – 1983.06.15)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1964.12.12 – 1983.06.15)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1965 – 1970)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Aquiro pro hac vice Title (1969.04.30 – 1983.06.15)

Archbishop Mariano Rossell y ArellanoPermalink
(1939.01.08 – 1964.12.10)

Illuminatio mea et salus mea

Born:1894.07.18 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1918.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1939.04.16
Died:1964.12.10 († 70)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1939.01.08 – 1964.12.10)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1956.09.16 – 1964.12.10)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1958 – 1963)

Archbishop Luis Durou y Sure, C.M.Permalink
(1928.06.30 – 1938.12.17)

Born:1870.02.01 (France)
Ordained Priest:1895.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:1928.11.11
Died:1938.12.17 († 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1928.06.30 – 1938.12.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Verapaz and Petén (Guatemala) (1928.11.12 – 1935.01.14)

Archbishop Luis J. Muñoz y Capurón, S.J.Permalink
(1921.07.30 – 1927.01.24)

Born:1858.12.15
Died:1927.01.24 († 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1921.07.30 – 1927.01.24)

Archbishop Julio Ramón Riveiro y Jacinto, O.P.Permalink
(1914.04.08 – 1921)

Born:1854.02.17
Ordained Priest:1877
Consecrated Bishop:1914.05.10
Died:1931.05.08 († 77)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1914.04.08 – 1921)

Titular Archbishop of Antinoë (1923.02.11 – 1931.05.08)

Archbishop Ricardo Casanova y EstradaPermalink
(1886.01.25 – 1913.04.14)

Born:1844.11.10 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1876.02
Consecrated Bishop:1886.07.25
Died:1913.04.14 († 68)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1886.01.25 – 1913.04.14)

Archbishop José Bernardo Piñol y AycinenaPermalink
(1867.09.20 – 1881.04.24)

Consecrated Bishop:1860.11.20
Died:1881.04.24

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1854.11.30 – 1867.09.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1867.09.20 – 1881.04.24)

Archbishop Francisco de Paul García PeláezPermalink
(1845.11.10 – 1867)

Born:1795.04.02 (Guatemala)
Died:1867 († 72)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1843.01.27 – 1845.11.10)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1843.01.27 – 1845.11.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1845.11.10 – 1867)

Archbishop Francisco Ramón Valentín de Casaus y Torres, O.P.Permalink
(1815.03.15 – 1845.11.10)

Born:1765.02.13 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1787
Consecrated Bishop:1807.08.02
Died:1845.11.10 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Rhosus (1807.03.23 – 1815.03.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Antequera (Mexico) (1807.03.23 – 1815.03.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1815.03.15 – 1845.11.10)

Apostolic Administrator of La Habana (Cuba) (1836.02.24 – 1845.11.10)

Archbishop Rafael de La VaraPermalink
(1806.03.21 – 1809.12.31)

Born:1754.08.21 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1802.02.21
Died:1809.12.31 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Botrys (1800.08.11 – 1806.03.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1800.08.11 – 1806.03.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1806.03.21 – 1809.12.31)

Archbishop Luis Ignatius Peñalver y CárdenasPermalink
(1801.07.20 – 1805.05.09)

Born:1749.04.03 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1772.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1795.04.26
Died:1810.07.17 († 61)

Bishop of Louisiana and the Two Floridas (USA) (1794.09.12 – 1801.07.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1801.07.20 – 1805.05.09)

Titular Archbishop of Tricale (1805.05.09 – 1810.07.17)

Archbishop Juan Félix de VillegasPermalink
(1793.09.23 – 1800.02.03)

Born:1737.05.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1785.07.25
Died:1800.02.03 († 62)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1785.02.14 – 1793.09.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1793.09.23 – 1800.02.03)

Archbishop Cayetano Francos y MonroyPermalink
(1778.06.01 – 1792.07.17)

Born:1736.08.07 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1779.08.24
Died:1792.07.17 († 55)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1778.06.01 – 1792.07.17)

Archbishop Pedro Cortez y LarrazPermalink
(1766.06.02 – 1779.12.13)

Born:1712.06.06 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1767.08.23
Died:1787.07.07 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1766.06.02 – 1779.12.13)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tortosa (Spain) (1779.12.13 – 1786)

Archbishop Francisco José de Figueredo y VictoriaPermalink
(1752.01.24 – 1765.06.24)

Born:1685 (Guatemala)
Died:1765.06.24 († 80)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1741.01.30 – 1752.01.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1752.01.24 – 1765.06.24)

Archbishop Pedro Pardo de FigueroaPermalink
(1743.12.16 – 1751.02.02)

Died:1751.02.02

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1735 – 1743.12.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1743.12.16 – 1751.02.02)

Bishops of Guatemala (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pedro Pardo de Figueroa (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1735 – 1743.12.16)

(see above)

Bishop Juan Leandro Gómez de Parada Valdez y MendozaPermalink
(1728.12.14 – 1735)

Born:1678.03.21 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1716.10.28
Died:1751.01.14 († 72)

Bishop of Yucatán (Mexico) (1715.12.07 – 1728.12.14)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1728.12.14 – 1735)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1735 – 1751.01.14)

Bishop Nicolás Carlos Gómez de Cervantes y Velázquez de la CadenaPermalink
(1723 – 1726.02.20)

Born:1668.11 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1723
Died:1734.11.06 († 66)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1723 – 1726.02.20)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1726.02.20 – 1734.11.06)

Bishop Juan Bautista Alvarez de Toledo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1713.12.09 – 1723.07.02)

Born:1655.05.28 (El Salvador)
Consecrated Bishop:1708.12.15
Died:1726.07.10 († 71)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1708.09.24 – 1713.12.09)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1713.12.09 – 1723.07.02)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1723.07.02 – 1725)

Bishop Mauro de Larreátegui y Colón, O.S.B.Permalink
(1703.09.17 – 1711.11.30)

Born:1650 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1703.11.18
Died:1711.11.30 († 61)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1703.09.17 – 1711.11.30)

Bishop Andrés de las Navas y Quevedo, O. de M.Permalink
(1682.06.15 – 1702.11.02)

Born:1622
Consecrated Bishop:1678.11.30
Died:1702.11.02 († 80)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1677.12.13 – 1682.06.15)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1682.06.15 – 1702.11.02)

Bishop Juan de Ortega Cano Montañez y Patiño (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1675.09.09 – 1682.06.08)

Born:1627.07.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1675.03.24
Died:1708.12.16 († 81)

Bishop of Durango (Mexico) (1674.04.16 – 1675.09.09)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1675.09.09 – 1682.06.08)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1682.06.08 – 1700.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of México (Mexico) (1700.06.21 – 1708.12.16)

Bishop Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y MurilloPermalink
(1668.02.27 – 1675.02.13)

Born:1611 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1662.08.24
Died:1675.02.13 († 64)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1661.09.05 – 1668.02.27)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1668.02.27 – 1675.02.13)

Bishop Payo Enríquez de Rivera Manrique, O.E.S.A. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1657 – 1668.01.16)

Died:1684.04.08

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1657 – 1668.01.16)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1668.01.16 – 1668.09.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of México (Mexico) (1668.09.17 – 1681.06.30)

Bishop Juan Garcilaso de la VegaPermalink
(1652 – ?)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1652 – ?)

Bishop Bartolomé González SolteroPermalink
(1641 – 1650.02.25)

Born:1585 (Mexico)
Died:1650.02.25 († 65)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1641 – 1650.02.25)

Bishop Agustín Ligarte y SaraviaPermalink
(1630.12.02 – 1641)

Died:1650.12.06

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1629.12.03 – 1630.12.02)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1630.12.02 – 1641)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1641 – 1647)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1648 – 1650.12.06)

Bishop Juan de Zapata y Sandoval, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1621.09.13 – 1630.01.09)

Born:1545 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1613.11.23
Died:1630.01.09 († 85)

Bishop of Chiapas (Mexico) (1613.11.13 – 1621.09.13)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1621.09.13 – 1630.01.09)

Bishop Juan de las Cabezas Altamirano, O.P.Permalink
(1610.07.19 – 1615.09.16)

Born:1565 (Spain)
Died:1615.12.19 († 50)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1602.04.15 – 1610.07.19)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1610.07.19 – 1615.09.16)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1615.09.16 – 1615.12.19 not possessed)

Bishop Juan Ramírez de Arellano, O.P.Permalink
(1600.05.12 – 1609.03.24)

Consecrated Bishop:1600.07.25
Died:1609.03.24

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1600.05.12 – 1609.03.24)

Bishop Pedro Gómez (Fernández) de Córdoba, O.S.H.Permalink
(1574.06.18 – 1598.07)

Died:1598.07

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1568.06.02 – 1574.06.18)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1574.06.18 – 1598.07)

Bishop Bernardino de Villalpando, C.R.S.A.Permalink
(1564.04.28 – 1569.08)

Consecrated Bishop:1562
Died:1569.08

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1561.06.27 – 1564.04.28)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1564.04.28 – 1569.08)

Bishop Francisco Marroquin HurtadoPermalink
(1534.12.18 – 1563.04.19)

Born:1478 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1537.04.08
Died:1563.04.19 († 85)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1534.12.18 – 1563.04.19)

Former Prelates


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