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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

San Salvador

El Salvador El Salvador

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 3,295 km²

Population: 2,322,000 Catholics (74.0% of 3,137,000 total) (2014)

Suffragan Sees: Chalatenango, San Miguel, San Vicente, Santa Ana, Santiago de María, Sonsonate, Zacatecoluca

Neighbouring Dioceses: Sonsonate (↙), Santa Ana (↖), Chalatenango (↑), San Vicente (↗), Zacatecoluca (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 163 parishes, 6 missions, 354 priests (158 diocesan, 196 religious), 1 deacon, 1,471 lay religious (343 brothers, 1,128 sisters), 107 seminarians (2014)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Sonsonate (↙), Santa Ana (↖), Chalatenango (↑), San Vicente (↗), Zacatecoluca (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2008.12.27 – ...):Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (58)Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (58)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador

Auxiliary Bishop (1982.02.17 – ...):Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez (74)Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez (74)

Titular Bishop of Mulli

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of San Salvador (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (58)Archbishop José Luis Escobar Alas (58)Permalink
(2008.12.27 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador)
President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador

Born:1959.03.10 (El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1982.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2002.03.23

Titular Bishop of Thibica (2002.01.19 – 2005.06.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Vicente (El Salvador) (2002.01.19 – 2005.06.04)

Bishop of San Vicente (El Salvador) (2005.06.04 – 2008.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (2008.12.27 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (2009.03 – ...)

Archbishop Fernando Sáenz Lacalle (84)Archbishop Fernando Sáenz Lacalle (84)Permalink
(1995.04.22 – 2008.12.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San Salvador (El Salvador)
President emeritus of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador

Born:1932.11.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1959.08.09
Consecrated Bishop:1985.01.06

Titular Bishop of Tabbora (1984.12.22 – 1995.04.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Ana (El Salvador) (1984.12.22 – 1995.04.22)

Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate of El Salvador (El Salvador) (1993.07.03 – 1997.06.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1995.04.22 – 2008.12.27)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (1998 – 2008.12.27)

Archbishop Arturo Rivera Damas, S.D.B.Permalink
(1983.02.28 – 1994.11.26)

Born:1923.09.30
Ordained Priest:1953.09.19
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.23
Died:1994.11.26 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Legia (1960.07.30 – 1977.09.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1960.07.30 – 1977.09.19)

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador) (1977.09.19 – 1983.02.28)

Apostolic Administrator of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1980 – 1983.02.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1983.02.28 – 1994.11.26)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1984 – 1988)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (1992 – 1994)

Bishop Arturo Rivera Damas, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1980 – 1983.02.28)

Twitter FeedBlessed Archbishop Óscar Amulfo Romero y GoldámezPermalink
(1977.02.03 – 1980.03.24)

Sentire cum Ecclesia

Born:1917.08.15 (El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1942.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1970.06.21
Died:1980.03.24 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Tambeæ (1970.04.25 – 1974.10.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1970.04.25 – 1974.10.15)

Secretary General of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1971 – 1972)

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador) (1974.10.15 – 1977.02.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1977.02.03 – 1980.03.24)

Archbishop Luis Chávez y GonzálezPermalink
(1938.09.01 – 1977.02.03)

Born:1901.04.24 (El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1924.11.16
Consecrated Bishop:1938.12.12
Died:1987.03.27 († 85)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1938.09.01 – 1977.02.03)

Apostolic Administrator of San Vicente (El Salvador) (1944 – 1948.11.27)

President of Episcopal Conference of Central America (1958 – 1961)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (1958 – 1967)

President of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (1975 – 1977)

Archbishop Alfonso BellosoPermalink
(1927.12.22 – 1938.08.09)

Born:1873.10.30 (El Salvador)
Died:1938.08.09 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Sozusa (1919.12.18 – 1927.12.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1919.12.18 – 1927.12.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1927.12.22 – 1938.08.09)

Archbishop Antonio Adolfo Pérez y AguilarPermalink
(1913.02.11 – 1926.04.17)

Born:1839.03.20 (El Salvador)
Died:1926.04.17 († 87)

Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1888.01.13 – 1913.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1913.02.11 – 1926.04.17)

Bishops of San Salvador (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antonio Adolfo Pérez y Aguilar (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1888.01.13 – 1913.02.11)

(see above)

Bishop Luis Cárcamo y RodríguezPermalink
(1872.08.06 – 1885.09.12)

Born:1836.11.21 (El Salvador)
Died:1885.09.12 († 48)

Titular Bishop of Arsinoë in Cypro (1871.11.06 – 1872.08.06)

Coadjutor Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1871.11.06 – 1872.08.06)

Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1872.08.06 – 1885.09.12)

Bishop Tomás Miguel Pineda y SaldañaPermalink
(1853.03.10 – 1872.08.06)

Born:1791 (Guatemala)
Consecrated Bishop:1849
Died:1872.08.06 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Antigonea (1848.07.08 – 1853.03.10)

Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1853.03.10 – 1872.08.06)

Bishop Jorge de Viteri y UngoPermalink
(1843.01.27 – 1846)

Born:1801.04.23 (El Salvador)
Consecrated Bishop:1843.02.10
Died:1853.07.25 († 52)

Bishop of San Salvador (El Salvador) (1843.01.27 – 1846)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1849.11.05 – 1853.07.25)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.04.10

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