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Diocese of

Limón

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 9,188 km²

Population: 273,394 Catholics (81.6% of 335,162 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: San José

Neighbouring Dioceses: San Isidro de El General (↙), Cartago (←), San José (←), Ciudad Quesada (↖), Juigalpa (↑), Bocas del Toro (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: San Vicente de Paul

Statistics: 15 parishes, 3 missions, 23 priests (21 diocesan, 2 religious), 34 lay religious (3 brothers, 31 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

San Isidro de El General (↙), Cartago (←), San José (←), Ciudad Quesada (↖), Juigalpa (↑), Bocas del Toro (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.03.21 – ...):Bishop Javier Gerardo Román Arias (56)Bishop Javier Gerardo Román Arias (56)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica

Ordinaries

Bishops of Limón (Roman Rite)

Bishop Javier Gerardo Román Arias (56)Bishop Javier Gerardo Román Arias (56)Permalink
(2015.03.21 – ...)

Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica)
Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica

Aqui estoy señor para hacer tu voluntad

Born:1962.10.19 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1987.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2015.05.30

Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica) (2015.03.21 – ...)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2017.08.11 – ...)

Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (63)Bishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (63) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2005.12.02 – 2013.07.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica)
President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica

Ofrenda permanente

Born:1955.05.01 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1981.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.22

Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica) (2005.12.02 – 2013.07.04)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2012 – 2017.08.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (2013.07.04 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2017.08.11 – ...)

Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas (78)Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas (78)Permalink
(1994.12.30 – 2005.05.24)

Bishop emeritus of Cartago (Costa Rica)

Sacerdote para servir

Born:1940.10.01 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1995.02.22

Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica) (1994.12.30 – 2005.05.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2002 – 2008.09)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2005.03 – 2011)

Bishop of Cartago (Costa Rica) (2005.05.24 – 2017.03.04)

Vicars Apostolic of Limón (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alfonso Coto MongePermalink
(1980.03.07 – 1994.12.30)

Born:1915.08.05 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1941.11.09
Consecrated Bishop:1980.04.11
Died:2006.07.22 († 90)

Vicar Apostolic of Limón (Costa Rica) (1980.03.07 – 1994.12.30)

Titular Bishop of Bigastro (1980.03.07 – 2006.07.22)

Bishop Alfonso Höfer Hombach, C.M.Permalink
(1958.01.07 – 1979.11.15)

Born:1911.05.12 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1958.04.11
Died:1989.12.15 († 78)

Vicar Apostolic of Limón (Costa Rica) (1958.01.07 – 1979.11.15)

Titular Bishop of Thebæ Phthiotides (1958.01.07 – 1989.12.15)

Bishop Juan Paulo Odendahl Metz, C.M.Permalink
(1938.02.10 – 1957.01.13)

Born:1888.09.28 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1914.02.15
Consecrated Bishop:1938.04.28
Died:1957.01.13 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Latopolis (1938.02.10 – 1957.01.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Limón (Costa Rica) (1938.02.10 – 1957.01.13)

Bishop Carlos Alberto Wollgarten, C.M.Permalink
(1935.01.28 – 1937.04.28)

Born:1897.01.27 (Germany)
Died:1937.04.28 († 40)

Titular Bishop of Chusira (1935.01.28 – 1937.04.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Limón (Costa Rica) (1935.01.28 – 1937.04.28)

Bishop Agustín Blessing Presinger, C.M.Permalink
(1921.12.16 – 1934.02.01)

Born:1868.05.11
Ordained Priest:1894.02.24
Consecrated Bishop:1922.05.01
Died:1934.02.01 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Tegea (1921.12.16 – 1934.02.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Limón (Costa Rica) (1921.12.16 – 1934.02.01)


as of 2018.11.07

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