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Diocese of

Jalapa

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Jalapa / Jalapa en Guatemala / Ialapen(sis) in Guatimala (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santiago de Guatemala

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Santa Rosa de Lima (↙), Santiago de Guatemala (←), Vera Paz (↖), Zacapa (→), San Francisco de Asís de Jutiapa (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.03.30 – ...):Bishop José Benedicto Moscoso Miranda (63)Bishop José Benedicto Moscoso Miranda (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Jalapa (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Benedicto Moscoso Miranda (63)Bishop José Benedicto Moscoso Miranda (63)Permalink
(2020.03.30 – ...)

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala)

Sentir con la Iglesia

Born:1959.07.07 (San Luis Jilotepeque, Jalapa, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.03
Consecrated Bishop:2020.06.29

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala) (2020.03.30 – ...)

Bishop Julio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle (83)Bishop Julio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle (83)Permalink
(2001.12.05 – 2020.03.30)

Bishop emeritus of Jalapa (Guatemala)

Consuela a mi pueblo / Ay de mí si no evangelizo

Born:1939.08.22 (San Juan Camalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.01
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.06

Bishop of Quiché (Guatemala) (1986.10.31 – 2001.12.05)

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala) (2001.12.05 – 2020.03.30)

Bishop Jorge Mario Ávila del Águila, C.M.Permalink
(1987.01.29 – 2001.12.05)

Spiritus Domini unxit me evangelizare pauperibus

Born:1924.04.19 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1948.11.07
Consecrated Bishop:1983.01.15
Died:2008.05.03 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala † 84)

Apostolic Administrator of El Petén (Guatemala) (1978.02.03 – 1984.02.03)

Titular Bishop of Nasai (1982.12.03 – 1987.01.29)

Vicar Apostolic of El Petén (Guatemala) (1984.02.03 – 1987.01.29)

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala) (1987.01.29 – 2001.12.05)

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

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1994 – 1998)

Bishop Miguel Ángel García y AráuzPermalink
(1951.04.11 – 1987.01.29)

Spes mea in Deo est

Born:1911.10.08 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1939.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1944.09.03
Died:2003.12.28 (Jalapa, Guatemala † 92)

Titular Bishop of Sophene (1944.05.16 – 1951.04.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1944.05.16 – 1951.04.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Zacapa (Guatemala) (1951 – 1955.11.30)

Bishop of Jalapa (Guatemala) (1951.04.11 – 1987.01.29)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 3,985 km²

Population: 430,527 Catholics (85.0% of 506,502 total) (2020)

Statistics: 21 parishes, 1 mission, 34 priests (30 diocesan, 4 religious), 1 deacon, 59 lay religious (4 brothers, 55 sisters), 20 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Santa Cruz

History

Last updated on 2023.01.25

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