Map

Diocese of

San Marcos

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: San Marcos / Sancti Marci in Guatimala (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Tapachula (←), Huehuetenango (↑), Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (→), Suchitepéquez–Retalhuleu (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.01.11 – ...):Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (61)Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Marcos (Roman Rite)

Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (61)Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (61)Permalink
(2021.01.11 – ...)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala)

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1961.05.20 (Aldea San Esteban, Chiquimula, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:2007.10.06

Bishop of Santa Rosa de Lima (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – 2021.01.11)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (2021.01.11 – ...)

Bishop Carlos Enrique Trinidad GómezPermalink
(2014.11.04 – 2018.05.09)

Born:1955.03.18 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2015.01.31
Died:2018.05.09 (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala † 63)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (2014.11.04 – 2018.05.09)

Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (75)Bishop Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (75) (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1988.12.15 – 2012.05.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto
Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala)

Ay de mí si no evangelizo

Born:1947.07.16 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06
Created Cardinal:2019.10.05

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1988.12.15 – 2012.05.14)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2001 – 2005)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2006 – 2008.01)

Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala) (2012.05.14 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto (2019.10.05 [2021.10.10] – ...)

Bishop Julio Amílcar Bethancourt FioravantiPermalink
(1984.04.04 – 1988.03.10)

Diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum

Born:1937.04.09 (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1983.01.31
Died:2006.07.04 (Aldea Montecillos, Santa Rosa, Guatemala † 69)

Titular Bishop of Pomaria (1982.12.03 – 1984.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1982.12.03 – 1984.04.04)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1984.04.04 – 1988.03.10)

Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala) (1988.03.10 – 1996.04.27)

Bishop of Santa Rosa de Lima (Guatemala) (1996.04.27 – 2006.07.04)

Bishop Próspero Penados del Barrio (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1971.12.07 – 1983.12.01)

El Señor es mi luz

Born:1925.08.28 (Ciudad Flores, Petén, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1951.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1966.11.19
Died:2005.05.13 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala † 79)

Titular Bishop of Turres Ammeniæ (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1971.12.07 – 1983.12.01)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1982 – 1986)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 1986.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 2001.06.19)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1988 – 1992)

Bishop Celestino Miguel Fernández Pérez, O.F.M.Permalink
(1955.11.30 – 1971.12.07)

Born:1895.11.22 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1920.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1956.01.06
Died:1972.02.20 († 76)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1955.11.30 – 1971.12.07)

Bishop Jorge García CabalierosPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.03.10 – 1955.04.05)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

Website: 

Statistics

Area: 3,791 km²

Population: 712,765 Catholics (68.3% of 1,043,280 total) (2020)

Statistics: 30 parishes, 1 mission, 45 priests (38 diocesan, 7 religious), 103 lay religious (8 brothers, 95 sisters), 11 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Mark the Evangelist

History

Last updated on 2023.01.25

© 2023 GCatholic.org

Up