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Diocese of

Juigalpa

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 14,002 km²

Population: 320,782 Catholics (80.0% of 400,977 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Managua

Neighbouring Dioceses: Granada (←), Bluefields (→), Limón (↘), Ciudad Quesada (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 27 parishes, 3 missions, 28 priests (21 diocesan, 7 religious), 3 deacons, 53 lay religious (12 brothers, 41 sisters), 15 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2004.10.28 – ...):Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (53)Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (53)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

Ordinaries

Bishops of Juigalpa (Roman Rite)

Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (53)Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (53)Permalink
(2004.10.28 – ...)

Bishop of Juigalpa (Nicaragua)
President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

Born:1965.04.19 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1992.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:2005.01.22

Bishop of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) (2004.10.28 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2011.11 – 2014.11.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2017.11.15 – ...)

Bishop Bernardo Hombach Lütkermeier (85)Bishop Bernardo Hombach Lütkermeier (85)Permalink
(1995.02.28 – 2003.12.15)

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 Pablo Antonio Vega MantillaPermalink
(1991.04.30 – 1993.10.29)

Born:1919.08.17 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1945.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1973.05.06
Died:2007.11.14 († 88)

Bishop-Prelate of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) (1970.11.16 – 1991.04.30)

Titular Bishop of Bononia (1973.01.30 – 1991.04.30)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1983 – 1985)

Bishop of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) (1991.04.30 – 1993.10.29)

Prelates of Juigalpa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pablo Antonio Vega MantillaPermalink
(1970.11.16 – 1991.04.30)

(see above)

Bishop Julián Luis Barni Spotti, O.F.M.Permalink
(1962.08.14 – 1970.06.22)

Born:1914.11.02 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1941.04.27
Consecrated Bishop:1962.09.16
Died:1994.11.15 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Coracesium (1962.08.14 – 1970.06.22)

Bishop-Prelate of Juigalpa (Nicaragua) (1962.08.14 – 1970.06.22)

Bishop of Matagalpa (Nicaragua) (1970.06.22 – 1982.06.18)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1982.06.18 – 1991)


as of 2018.11.07

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