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Diocese of

León

Nicaragua Nicaragua

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,279 km²

Population: 839,330 Catholics (90.8% of 924,080 total) (2017)

Statistics: 57 parishes, 120 priests (98 diocesan, 22 religious), 6 deacons, 112 lay religious (29 brothers, 83 sisters), 28 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Managua

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

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.06.29 – ...):Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (54)Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (54)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua

Ordinaries

Bishops of León (Roman Rite)

Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (54)Bishop René Sócrates Sándigo Jirón (54)Permalink
(2019.06.29 – ...)

Bishop of León (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 – 2019.06.29)

President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (2011.11 – 2014.11.18)

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

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (2019.06.29 – ...)

Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (78)Bishop César Bosco Vivas Robelo (78)Permalink
(1991.04.02 – 2019.06.29)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua
Bishop emeritus of León (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 – 2019.06.29)

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–Tlaxcala (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)

Former Prelates


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