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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

La Habana

Cuba Cuba

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: La Habana (español) / San Cristóbal de la Habana (español) / Havana (English) / Sancti Christophori de Habana (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Matanzas, Pinar del Río

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (94)

Pinar del Río (←), Miami (↑), Matanzas (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2016.04.26 – ...):Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez (74)Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez (74)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Aquila e Priscilla

Auxiliary Bishop (2022.07.16 – ...):Bishop Eloy Ricardo Domínguez Martínez (46)Bishop Eloy Ricardo Domínguez Martínez (46)

Titular Bishop of Nisa in Lycia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of La Habana (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez (74)Cardinal Juan de la Caridad García Rodríguez (74)
(2016.04.26 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Aquila e Priscilla
Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba)

Ve y anuncia el evangelio

Born:1948.07.11 (Camagüey, Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1972.01.25
Consecrated Bishop:1997.06.07
Created Cardinal:2019.10.05

Titular Bishop of Gummi in Proconsulari (1997.03.15 – 2002.06.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Camagüey (Cuba) (1997.03.15 – 2002.06.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Camagüey (Cuba) (2002.06.10 – 2016.04.26)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (2007.04 – 2009.03.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (2016.04.26 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Aquila e Priscilla (2019.10.05 [2022.08.26] – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Matanzas (Cuba) (2022.03.22 – 2022.04.07)

Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino
(1981.11.20 – 2016.04.26)

Sufficit tibi gratia mea

Born:1936.10.18 (Jagüey Grande, Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1964.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:1979.01.14
Created Cardinal:1994.11.26
Died:2019.07.26 (San Cristóbal de La Habana, Cuba † 82)

Bishop of Pinar del Río (Cuba) (1978.12.04 – 1981.11.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1981.11.20 – 2016.04.26)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1988 – 1998)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Aquila e Priscilla (1994.11.26 – 2019.07.26)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1995 – 1999)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (2001.12.06 – 2007.04)

Archbishop Francisco Ricardo Oves Fernández
(1970.01.26 – 1981.03.28)

Born:1928.10.04 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1952.04.13
Consecrated Bishop:1969.07.16
Died:1990.12.04 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Montecorvino (1969.04.25 – 1970.01.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1969.04.25 – 1970.01.26)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1970 – 1973)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1970.01.26 – 1981.03.28)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1976 – 1979)

Archbishop Evelio Díaz y Cía
(1963.03.21 – 1970.01.26)

Segregatus in evangelium Dei

Born:1902.02.17 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1926.09.12
Consecrated Bishop:1942.03.01
Died:1984.07.21 († 82)

Bishop of Pinar del Río (Cuba) (1941.12.26 – 1959.03.21)

Titular Bishop of Lamdia (1959.03.21 – 1959.11.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1959.03.21 – 1959.11.14)

Titular Archbishop of Petra in Palæstina (1959.11.14 – 1963.03.21)

Coadjutor Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1959.11.14 – 1963.03.21)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1963 – 1970)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1963.03.21 – 1970.01.26)

Titular Archbishop of Celene (1970.01.26 – 1970.11.26)

Cardinal Manuel Arteaga y Betancourt
(1941.12.26 – 1963.03.20)

Tu adjutor fortis

Born:1879.12.28 (Puerto Príncipe, Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1904.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1942.02.24
Created Cardinal:1946.02.18
Died:1963.03.20 (La Habana, Cuba † 83)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1941.12.26 – 1963.03.20)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Lorenzo in Lucina (1946.02.28 – 1963.03.20)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1958 – 1963)

Archbishop José Manuel Dámaso Rúiz y Rodríguez
(1925.03.30 – 1940.01.03)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1874.12.11 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1897.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1907.06.11
Died:1940.01.03 († 65)

Bishop of Pinar del Río (Cuba) (1907.04.18 – 1925.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1925.03.30 – 1940.01.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Pinar del Río (Cuba) (1925.03.30 – 1940.01.03)

Bishops of La Habana (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pedro Ladislao González y Estrada
(1903.09.16 – 1925.01.03)

Born:1866.06.27 (Cuba)
Consecrated Bishop:1903.10.28
Died:1937.04.22 († 70)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1903.09.16 – 1925.01.03)

Titular Bishop of Attalea in Pamphylia (1925.01.03 – 1937.04.22)

Bishop Donato Sbarretti (later Cardinal)
(1900.01.09 – 1901.09.16)

Respice stellam voca mariam

Born:1856.11.12 (Montefranco, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1879.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:1900.02.04
Created Cardinal:1916.12.04
Died:1939.04.01 (Vatican City State † 82)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1900.01.09 – 1901.09.16)

Titular Archbishop of Gortyna (1901.09.16 – 1901.12.16)

Apostolic Delegate to Philippines (1901.09.16 – 1902.12.26)

Titular Archbishop of Ephesus (1901.12.16 – 1916.12.04)

Apostolic Delegate to Canada and Newfoundland (1902.12.26 – 1910.10.29)

Secretary of Sacred Congregation of Religious (1910.10.29 – 1916.12.04)

Assessor of Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office (1914.06.08 – 1916.12.04)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite (1916.12.07 – 1928.12.17)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of the Council (1919.03.28 – 1930.07.04)

Camerlengo of Sacred College of Cardinals (1926.06.21 – 1927.06.20)

Cardinal-Bishop of Sabina e Poggio Mirteto (1928.12.17 – 1939.04.01)

Secretary of Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office (1930.07.04 – 1939.04.01)

Cardinal Vice-Dean of Sacred College of Cardinals (1935.12.16 – 1939.04.01)

Bishop Manuel Santander y Frutos
(1887.03.17 – 1899.11.24)

Born:1835.07.04 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1859
Consecrated Bishop:1887.10.30
Died:1907.02.14 († 71)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1887.03.17 – 1899.11.24)

Titular Bishop of Sebastopolis (1900.02.18 – 1907.02.14)

Bishop Ramón Fernández Piérola y Lopez de Luzuriaca
(1879.09.04 – 1887.03.17)

Born:1829.09.01 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1853
Consecrated Bishop:1879.11.09
Died:1904.01.25 († 74)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1879.09.04 – 1887.03.17)

Bishop of Ávila (Spain) (1887.03.17 – 1889.12.30)

Bishop of Vitoria (Spain) (1889.12.30 – 1904.01.25)

Bishop Apolinar Serrano y Díaz
(1875.09.23 – 1876.06.15)

Born:1833.07.23 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1860.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1875.11.21
Died:1876.06.15 († 42)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1875.09.23 – 1876.06.15)

Bishop Jacinto María Martínez y Sáez, O.F.M. Cap.
(1865.03.27 – 1873.10.31)

Born:1812.09.09 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1865.06.11
Died:1873.10.31 († 61)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1865.03.27 – 1873.10.31)

Bishop Francisco Fleix Soláus (later Archbishop)
(1846.04.16 – 1864.09.22)

Born:1804.09.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1846.05.31
Died:1870.07.27 († 65)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) ([1846.01.14] 1846.04.16 – 1864.09.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tarragona (Spain) (1864.09.22 – 1870.07.27)

Archbishop Francisco Ramón Valentín de Casaus y Torres, O.P.
(Apostolic Administrator 1836.02.24 – 1845.11.10)

Bishop Juan José Díaz de Espada y Fernánez de Landa
(1800.08.11 – 1832.08.12)

Born:1756.04.20 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1782
Consecrated Bishop:1802.02.28
Died:1832.08.12 († 76)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1800.08.11 – 1832.08.12)

Bishop Felipe José de Tres-Palacios y Verdeja
(1789.03.30 – 1799.09.16)

Born:1722.05.22 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1784.07.17
Died:1799.09.16 († 77)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1784.06.25 – 1789.03.30)

Bishop of La Habana (Cuba) (1789.03.30 – 1799.09.16)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 7,542 km²

Population: 2,577,500 Catholics (96.2% of 2,680,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 86 parishes, 200 missions, 102 priests (43 diocesan, 59 religious), 22 deacons, 261 lay religious (86 brothers, 175 sisters), 24 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Christopher

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