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Diocese of

León

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,279 km²

Population: 822,000 Catholics (90.8% of 905,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Managua

Neighbouring Dioceses: Choluteca (↖), Estelí (↗), Matagalpa (→), Managua (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 55 parishes, 108 priests (95 diocesan, 13 religious), 5 deacons, 67 lay religious (19 brothers, 48 sisters), 41 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Choluteca (↖), Estelí (↗), Matagalpa (→), Managua (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (1991.04.02 – ...):Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (76)Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (76)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

Ordinaries

Bishops of León (Roman Rite)

Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (76)Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (76)Permalink
(1991.04.02 – ...)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

Ave Maria purissima

Born:1941.11.14 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1970.05.17
Consecrated Bishop:1981.11.21

Titular Bishop of Mididi (1981.10.08 – 1991.04.02)

Auxiliary Bishop of Managua (Nicaragua) (1981.10.08 – 1991.04.02)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1991 – 1993)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1991.04.02 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1997 – 1999)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2005.10 – 2005)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2011? – ...)

Bishop Julián Luis Barni Spotti, O.F.M.Permalink
(1982.06.18 – 1991)

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)

Bishop Manuel Salazar y EspinozaPermalink
(1973.01.30 – 1981.12.19)

Born:1915.10.01 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1941.01.13
Consecrated Bishop:1969.06.29
Died:1995.08.16 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Città Ducale (1969.04.14 – 1973.01.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1969.04.14 – 1973.01.30)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1973.01.30 – 1981.12.19)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1975 – 1979)

Titular Bishop of Turres in Byzacena (1981.12.19 – 1995.08.16)

Bishop Isidro Augusto Oviedo y ReyesPermalink
(1946.11.17 – 1969.05.17)

Born:1905.11.25
Ordained Priest:1930.07.25
Consecrated Bishop:1940.04.09
Died:1969.10.31 († 63)

Bishop of Matagalpa (Nicaragua) (1939.12.11 – 1946.11.17)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1946.11.17 – 1969.05.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (1968 – 1969)

Titular Bishop of Bomarzo (1969.05.17 – 1969.10.31)

Bishop Agustin Nicolas Tijerino y LoáisigaPermalink
(1921.12.21 – 1945.03.28)

Born:1881.07.10 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1905.04.22
Consecrated Bishop:1922.04.23
Died:1945.03.28 († 63)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1921.12.21 – 1945.03.28)

Archbishop Simeón Pereira y CastellónPermalink
(1902.07.30 – 1921.01.29)

Born:1863.07.02 (Nicaragua)
Consecrated Bishop:1896.07.25
Died:1921.01.29 († 57)

Titular Bishop of Diocæsarea antea Sepphoris (1895.12.02 – 1902.07.30)

Coadjutor Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1895.12.02 – 1902.07.30)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1902.07.30 – 1921.01.29)

Titular Archbishop of Cyzicus (1913.12.02 – 1921.01.29)

Bishop Francisco Ulloa y LariosPermalink
(1880.10.19 – 1896.07.07)

Born:1819.10.22
Consecrated Bishop:1881.04.03
Died:1902.07.30 († 82)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1880.10.19 – 1896.07.07)

Bishop Manuel Ulloa y CalvoPermalink
(1867.09.20 – 1879.08.27)

Born:1821.01.14 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1844.05.05
Consecrated Bishop:1866.01.14
Died:1879.08.27 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Limyra (1865.09.25 – 1867.09.20)

Coadjutor Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1865.09.25 – 1867.09.20)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1867.09.20 – 1879.08.27)

Bishop José Bernardo Piñol y Aycinena (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1854.11.30 – 1867.09.20)

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)

Bishop Jorge de Viteri y UngoPermalink
(1849.11.05 – 1853.07.25)

Born:1801.04.23 (El Salvador)
Consecrated Bishop:1843.02.10
Died:1853.07.25 († 52)

Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1843.01.27 – 1846)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1849.11.05 – 1853.07.25)

Bishop Nicolás García Jerez, O.P.Permalink
(1806.11.17 – 1825.07.31)

Born:1757.01.28 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1807
Died:1825.07.31 († 68)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1806.11.17 – 1825.07.31)

Fr. Felipe Antonio (Juan José) Pérez del NotarioPermalink
(1804.05.28 – 1806.05.15)

Born:1757.10.25 (Spain)
Died:1806.05.15 († 48)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) ([1803.08.26] 1804.05.28 – 1806.05.15)

Bishop José Antonio de la Huerta CasoPermalink
(1797.07.24 – 1803.05.25)

Born:1747
Consecrated Bishop:1798.05.27
Died:1803.05.25 († 56)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1797.07.24 – 1803.05.25)

Bishop Juan Cruz Ruiz de Cabañas y CrespoPermalink
(1794.09.12 – 1795.12.18)

Born:1752.05.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1795.04.19
Died:1824.11.28 († 72)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1794.09.12 – 1795.12.18)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1795.12.18 – 1824.11.28)

Bishop Juan Félix de Villegas (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1785.02.14 – 1793.09.23)

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)

Bishop Esteban Lorenzo de Tristán y EsmenotaPermalink
(1775.09.11 – 1783.12.15)

Born:1723.08.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1776.01.14
Died:1794.12.10 († 71)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1775.09.11 – 1783.12.15)

Bishop of Durango (Mexico) (1783.12.15 – 1793.04.19)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1793.04.19 – 1794.12.10)

Bishop Juan Carlos de Vilches y CabreraPermalink
(1763.10.31 – 1774.04.14)

Consecrated Bishop:1764
Died:1774.04.14

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1763.10.31 – 1774.04.14)

Bishop Mateo de Navia Bolaños y Moscoso, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1757.09.26 – 1762.02.02)

Born:1719.09.21 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1757.12.11
Died:1762.02.02 († 42)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1757.09.26 – 1762.02.02)

Bishop José Antonio Flores de RiveraPermalink
(1753.07.23 – 1756.06.21)

Consecrated Bishop:1754.05.01
Died:1756.06.21

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1753.07.23 – 1756.06.21)

Bishop Pedro Agustín Morell de Santa Cruz y LoraPermalink
(1749.10.20 – 1753.03.30)

Born:1694.12
Ordained Priest:1718.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1750.09.13
Died:1768.12.30 († 74)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1749.10.20 – 1753.03.30)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1753.03.30 – 1768.12.30)

Bishop Isidoro Marín Bullón y FigueroaPermalink
(1743.12.02 – 1748.07.19)

Born:1703.05.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1745.09.12
Died:1748.07.19 († 45)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1743.12.02 – 1748.07.19)

Bishop Domingo Antonio de ZatarainPermalink
(1736.11.27 – 1741.02.06)

Born:1684.11.14 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1738.03.03
Died:1741.02.06 († 56)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1736.11.27 – 1741.02.06)

Bishop Francisco Dionisio de Villavicencio, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1726.07.01 – 1735.12.25)

Born:1664.07.31 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1726
Died:1735.12.25 († 71)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1726.07.01 – 1735.12.25)

Bishop José Xirón de Alvarado, O.P.Permalink
(1721.09.05 – 1724.06.21)

Born:1662 (Nicaragua)
Consecrated Bishop:1722.10.14
Died:1724.06.21 († 62)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1721.09.05 – 1724.06.21)

Bishop Andrés Quiles Galindo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1718.02.09 – 1719.07.02)

Died:1719.07.02

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1718.02.09 – 1719.07.02)

Bishop Juan Benito Garret y Arlovi, O. Praem.Permalink
(1708.10.03 – 1716.10.07)

Born:1665 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1710.11.16
Died:1716.10.07 († 51)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) ([1708.06.28] 1708.10.03 – 1716.10.07)

Bishop Diego Morcillo Rubio de Suñón de Robledo, O.SS.T. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1702.03.15 – 1708.05.14)

Born:1642.01.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1703
Died:1730.03.12 († 88)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) ([1701.11.21] 1702.03.15 – 1708.05.14)

Bishop of La Paz (Bolivia) (1708.05.14 – 1714.03.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1714.03.21 – 1723.05.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1723.05.12 – 1730.03.12)

Bishop Nicolás Delgado, O.F.M.Permalink
(1687.07.03 – 1698.11.25)

Died:1698.11.25

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1687.07.03 – 1698.11.25)

Bishop Juan de Rojas y Asúa, O. de M.Permalink
(1682.06.01 – 1685.11.25)

Consecrated Bishop:1683.04.10
Died:1685.11.25

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1682.06.01 – 1685.11.25)

Bishop Andrés de las Navas y Quevedo, O. de M.Permalink
(1677.12.13 – 1682.06.15)

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 Alfonso Bravo de Laguna, O.F.M.Permalink
(1664.07 – 1674.06.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1671.09.21
Died:1674.06.09

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1664.07 – 1674.06.09)

Bishop Juan de la Torre, O.F.M.Permalink
(1662 – 1662.03.26)

Died:1662

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1662 – 1662.03.26)

Bishop Tomás Manso, O.F.M.Permalink
(1658.11.20 – 1659)

Died:1659

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1658.11.20 – 1659)

Bishop Alonso de Briceño, O.F.M.Permalink
(1644.11.14 – 1653.08.18)

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 Fernando Núñez Sagredo, O.SS.T.Permalink
(1633.03.14 – 1639.05.31)

Consecrated Bishop:1633.07.08
Died:1639.05.31

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1633.03.14 – 1639.05.31)

Bishop Juan Barahona Zapata del ÁguilaPermalink
(1632.05.29 – 1632.11.19)

Born:1578.10 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1632.10.28
Died:1632.11.19 († 54)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) ([1631.12.03] 1632.05.29 – 1632.11.19)

Bishop Agustin de Hinojosa y Montalvo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1630.03.22 – 1631.07.05)

Born:1575 (Spain)
Died:1631.07.05 († 56)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1630.03.22 – 1631.07.05)

Bishop Benito Rodriguez de Valtodano (Baltodano), O.S.B.Permalink
(1621.03.17 – 1629)

Consecrated Bishop:1622
Died:1629

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) ([1620.08.27] 1621.03.17 – 1629)

Bishop Pedro de VillarrealPermalink
(1603.10.22 – 1619)

Consecrated Bishop:1604.01.31
Died:1619

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1603.10.22 – 1619)

Bishop Juan Antonio Diaz de Salcedo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1597.07.28 – 1603)

Died:1603

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1580.03.14 – 1597.07.28)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1597.07.28 – 1603)

Bishop-elect Alfonso de la Mota y EscobarPermalink
(1594.03.31 – 1595)

Born:1546.05.18 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1599.06
Died:1625.03.16 († 78)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1594.03.31 – 1595)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1598.03.11 – 1607.02.12)

Bishop of Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico) (1607.02.12 – 1625.03.16)

Bishop Jerónimo de Escobar, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1592.07.27 – 1593.03.19)

Died:1593.03.19

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1592.07.27 – 1593.03.19)

Bishop Domingo de Ulloa, O.P.Permalink
(1585.02.04 – 1591.12.09)

Consecrated Bishop:1586
Died:1601

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1585.02.04 – 1591.12.09)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1591.12.09 – 1598.04.03)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1598.04.03 – 1601)

Bishop Antonio de Zayas, O.F.M.Permalink
(1575.01.19 – 1582.03.08)

Died:1582.10.16

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1575.01.19 – 1582.03.08)

Bishop Pedro Gómez (Fernández) de Córdoba, O.S.H.Permalink
(1568.06.02 – 1574.06.18)

Died:1598.07

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1568.06.02 – 1574.06.18)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1574.06.18 – 1598.07)

Bishop Luís de la FuentePermalink
(1564.10.04 – 1566.12)

Consecrated Bishop:1565.07.06
Died:1566.12

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1564.10.04 – 1566.12)

Fr. Lázaro CarrascoPermalink
(1556 – 1562.11.20)

Died:1562.11.20

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1556 – 1562.11.20)

Bishop-elect Fernando González de BarioderoPermalink
(1555.12.18 – ?)

Consecrated Bishop:1556

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1555.12.18 – ?)

Bishop Antonio de Valdivieso, O.P.Permalink
(1544.02.29 – 1549.02.26)

Consecrated Bishop:1544.11.08
Died:1549.02.26

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1544.02.29 – 1549.02.26)

Bishop Francisco de Mendavia, O.S.H.Permalink
(1537.08.03 – 1540.10.06)

Consecrated Bishop:1538.08.02
Died:1540.10.06

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1537.08.03 – 1540.10.06)

Fr. Venerable Diego Alvarez de OsorioPermalink
(1531.04.20 – 1536.05)

Born:1485 (Panama)
Died:1536.05 († 51)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1531.04.20 – 1536.05)

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