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Diocese of

Puntarenas

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 3,930 km²

Population: 204,000 Catholics (88.7% of 230,100 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: San José

Neighbouring Dioceses: Tilarán–Liberia (↖), Alajuela (↗), San José (→), Cartago (↘), San Isidro de El General (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 18 parishes, 1 mission, 30 priests (28 diocesan, 2 religious), 20 lay religious (2 brothers, 18 sisters), 6 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2003.06.04 – ...):Bishop Óscar Gerardo Fernández Guillén (68)Bishop Óscar Gerardo Fernández Guillén (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Puntarenas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Óscar Gerardo Fernández Guillén (68)Bishop Óscar Gerardo Fernández Guillén (68)Permalink
(2003.06.04 – ...)

Bishop of Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

Born:1949.12.22 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1977.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:2003.07.25

Bishop of Puntarenas (Costa Rica) (2003.06.04 – ...)

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2008 – 2011.08)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2011.08 – 2017.08.11)

Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (82)Bishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (82) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1998.04.17 – 2002.07.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San José (Costa Rica)

Duc in altum

Born:1936.05.21 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1998.07.16

Bishop of Puntarenas (Costa Rica) (1998.04.17 – 2002.07.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (2002.07.13 – 2013.07.04)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2008.09 – 2011.08)


as of 2018.11.07

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