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Diocese of

Ponce

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: San Juan de Puerto Rico

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mayagüez (←), Arecibo (↖), Caguas (↗)

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (43)

Mayagüez (←), Arecibo (↖), Caguas (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.06.11 – ...):Bishop Félix Lázaro Martínez, Sch. P. (78)Bishop Félix Lázaro Martínez, Sch. P. (78)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico

Ordinaries

Bishops of Ponce (Roman Rite)

Bishop Félix Lázaro Martínez, Sch. P. (78)Bishop Félix Lázaro Martínez, Sch. P. (78)
(2003.06.11 – ...)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico

Bonitas justitia veritas

Born:1936.03.02 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1961.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:2002.04.25

Coadjutor Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (2002.03.20 – 2003.06.11)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (2003.06.11 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (2012.12 – ...)

Bishop Ricardo Antonio Suriñach Carreras
(2000.11.10 – 2003.06.11)

Born:1928.04.01 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1957.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:1975.07.25
Died:2005.01.19 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ Albæ in Mauretania (1975.05.26 – 2000.11.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1975.05.26 – 2000.11.10)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (2000.11.10 – 2003.06.11)

Bishop Juan Fremiot Torres Oliver
(1964.11.04 – 2000.11.10)

Born:1925.10.28 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1950.04.10
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.21
Died:2012.01.26 († 86)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1964.11.04 – 2000.11.10)

President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (1983 – 1994)

Bishop Luis Aponte Martínez (later Cardinal)
(1963.11.18 – 1964.11.04)

In virtute Dei

Born:1922.08.04 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1950.04.10
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.12
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:2012.04.10 († 89)

Titular Bishop of Lares (1960.07.23 – 1963.04.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1960.07.23 – 1963.04.16)

Coadjutor Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1963.04.16 – 1963.11.18)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1963.11.18 – 1964.11.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1964.11.04 – 1999.03.26)

President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (1966 – 1983)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Madre della Provvidenza a Monte Verde (1973.03.05 – 2012.04.10)

Bishop James Edward McManus, C.SS.R.
(1947.05.10 – 1963.11.18)

Born:1900.10.10 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1927.06.19
Consecrated Bishop:1947.07.01
Died:1976.07.03 († 75)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1947.05.10 – 1963.11.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of New York (United States) (1963.11.18 – 1970)

Titular Bishop of Benda (1963.11.18 – 1976.07.03)

Bishop Aloysius Joseph Willinger, C.SS.R.
(1929.03.08 – 1946.12.12)

Born:1886.04.19 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1911.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1929.10.28
Died:1973.07.25 († 87)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1929.03.08 – 1946.12.12)

Titular Bishop of Bida (1946.12.12 – 1953.01.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Monterey–Fresno (United States) (1946.12.12 – 1953.01.03)

Bishop of Monterey–Fresno (United States) (1953.01.03 – 1967.10.06)

Titular Bishop of Tiguala (1967.10.06 – 1973.07.25)

Bishop Edwin Vincent Byrne (later Archbishop)
(1925.06.23 – 1929.03.08)

Mihi vivere Christus est

Born:1891.08.09 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1915.05.22
Consecrated Bishop:1925.11.30
Died:1963.07.26 († 71)

Bishop of Ponce (Puerto Rico) (1925.06.23 – 1929.03.08)

Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1929.03.08 – 1943.06.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe (United States) (1943.06.12 – 1963.07.26)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.08.11

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