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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)

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)

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 – ...)

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 2014.06.25

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