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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

San José

Costa Rica Costa Rica

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,686 km²

Population: 1,450,000 Catholics (71.1% of 2,040,000 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Alajuela, Cartago, Ciudad Quesada, Limón, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Tilarán–Liberia

Neighbouring Dioceses: Puntarenas (←), Alajuela (↖), Ciudad Quesada (↑), Limón (↗), Cartago (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 107 parishes, 340 priests (247 diocesan, 93 religious), 19 deacons, 851 lay religious (236 brothers, 615 sisters), 49 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.07.04 – ...):Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (62)Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (62)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of San José (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (62)Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (62)Permalink
(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 – ...)

Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (81)Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (81)Permalink
(2002.07.13 – 2013.07.04)

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)

Archbishop Román Arrieta VillalobosPermalink
(1979.07.02 – 2002.07.13)

Born:1924.11.13 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1948.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1961.09.21
Died:2005.03.08 († 80)

Bishop of Tilarán (Costa Rica) (1961.08.12 – 1979.07.02)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (1970 – 2002)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1972 – 1976)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1979 – 1983)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1979.07.02 – 2002.07.13)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1981 – 1984)

Archbishop Carlos Humberto Rodríguez QuirósPermalink
(1960.05.05 – 1979.03.24)

Born:1910.04.21 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1936.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.26
Died:1986.07.23 († 76)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1960.05.05 – 1979.03.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Central America (1961 – 1964)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1963 – 1965)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (1963 – 1970)

Archbishop Rubén Odio HerreraPermalink
(1952 – 1959.08.28)

Born:1901.10.22
Consecrated Bishop:1952.12.12
Died:1959.08.28 († 57)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1952 – 1959.08.28)

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Sanabria MartínezPermalink
(1940.03.07 – 1952.06.08)

Born:1899.01.17
Ordained Priest:1921.10.09
Consecrated Bishop:1938.04.25
Died:1952.06.08 († 53)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1938.03.12 – 1940.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1940.03.07 – 1952.06.08)

Archbishop Rafael Otón Castro JiménezPermalink
(1921.03.10 – 1939.12.14)

Born:1877.01.16 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1899.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1921.08.02
Died:1939.12.14 († 62)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1921.03.10 – 1939.12.14)

Bishops of San José (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan Gaspar Stork, C.M.Permalink
(1904.06.01 – 1920.12.12)

Born:1856.06.07 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1904.08.24
Died:1920.12.12 († 64)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1904.06.01 – 1920.12.12)

Bishop Bernardo Agusto Thiel HoffmanPermalink
(1880.02.27 – 1901.09.09)

Born:1850.04.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1874.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1880.09.05
Died:1901.09.09 († 51)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1880.02.27 – 1901.09.09)

Bishop Anselmo Llorente y La FuentePermalink
(1851.04.10 – 1871.09.23)

Born:1800.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:1851.11.07
Died:1871.09.23 († 71)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1851.04.10 – 1871.09.23)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.09.25

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