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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Santiago

Cuba Cuba

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Primatial See of Cuba

Area: 6,154 km²

Population: 256,632 Catholics (24.3% of 1,057,014 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Bayamo y Manzanillo, Guantánamo–Baracoa, Holguín

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bayamo y Manzanillo (←), Holguín (↑), Guantánamo–Baracoa (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Santiago

Statistics: 16 parishes, 28 missions, 25 priests (14 diocesan, 11 religious), 2 deacons, 48 lay religious (19 brothers, 29 sisters), 5 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Bayamo y Manzanillo (←), Holguín (↑), Guantánamo–Baracoa (→)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.02.10 – ...):Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez (72)Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez (72)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Santiago (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez (72)Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez (72)Permalink
(2007.02.10 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba)

Born:1945.01.31 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1985.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1996.01.27

Bishop of Bayamo y Manzanillo (Cuba) (1995.12.09 – 2007.02.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (2007.02.10 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Bayamo y Manzanillo (Cuba) (2007.05 – 2007.07.09)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (2009.03.29 – 2017.11.10)

Archbishop Pedro Claro Meurice EstíuPermalink
(1970.07.04 – 2007.02.10)

Born:1932.02.23 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1955.06.26
Consecrated Bishop:1967.08.30
Died:2011.07.21 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Teglata in Numidia (1967.07.01 – 1970.07.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1967.07.01 – 1970.07.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1970.07.04 – 2007.02.10)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (1979 – 1982)

Archbishop Enrique Pérez SerantesPermalink
(1948.12.11 – 1968.04.18)

Born:1883.11.29 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1910.09.10
Consecrated Bishop:1922.08.13
Died:1968.04.18 († 84)

Bishop of Camagüey (Cuba) (1922.02.24 – 1948.12.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1948.12.11 – 1968.04.18)

Archbishop Valentín Zubizarreta y Unamunsaga, O.C.D.Permalink
(1925.03.30 – 1948.02.26)

Born:1862.11.02
Ordained Priest:1886.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1914.11.08
Died:1948.02.26 († 85)

Bishop of Camagüey (Cuba) (1914.05.25 – 1922.02.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1916.01 – 1922.02.24)

Bishop of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1922.02.24 – 1925.03.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Cienfuegos (Cuba) (1925.03.30 – 1935.11.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1925.03.30 – 1948.02.26)

Archbishop Felice Ambrogio Guerra Fezza, S.D.B.Permalink
(1916.04.17 – 1925.01.16)

Born:1866.12.07
Ordained Priest:1890.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1915.08.02
Died:1957.01.10 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Hamatha (1915.05.26 – 1916.04.17)

Apostolic Administrator of Santiago (Cuba) (1915.05.26 – 1916.04.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1916.04.17 – 1925.01.16)

Titular Archbishop of Verissa (1925.01.16 – 1957.01.10)

Bishop Felice Ambrogio Guerra Fezza, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1915.05.26 – 1916.04.17)

Archbishop Francisco de Paula Barnada y AguilarPermalink
(1899.06.02 – 1913.06.08)

Born:1835.04.24 (Cuba)
Ordained Priest:1858.04.11
Consecrated Bishop:1899.07.02
Died:1913.06.08 († 78)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1899.06.02 – 1913.06.08)

Archbishop Francisco Sáenz de Urturi y Crespo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1894.05.21 – 1899.04.27)

Born:1842.01.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1891.09.20
Died:1903.12.13 († 61)

Bishop of Badajoz (Spain) (1891.06.01 – 1894.05.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1894.05.21 – 1899.04.27)

Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1899.04.27 – 1903)

Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus (1903 – 1903.12.13)

Archbishop José María Justo Cos y Macho (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1889.02.14 – 1892.06.11)

Por la vida por la honra y la honra por el alma

Born:1838.08.06 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1862.09
Consecrated Bishop:1886.09.12
Created Cardinal:1911.11.27
Died:1919.12.17 († 81)

Bishop of Mondoñedo (Spain) (1886.06.10 – 1889.02.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1889.02.14 – 1892.06.11)

Archbishop-Bishop of Madrid y Alcalá de Henares (Spain) (1892.06.11 – 1901.04.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Valladolid (Spain) (1901.04.18 – 1919.12.17)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria del Popolo (1912.12.02 – 1919.12.17)

Archbishop José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1875.07.05 – 1889.02.14)

Cor Jesus caritatis victima

Born:1835.08.26 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1859.09
Consecrated Bishop:1875.10.03
Created Cardinal:1897.04.19
Died:1922.12.08 († 87)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1875.07.05 – 1889.02.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) (1889.02.14 – 1922.12.08)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Traspontina (1898.03.24 – 1922.12.08)

Archbishop Primo Calvo y LópezPermalink
(1861.12.23 – 1868.10.07)

Born:1808.06.09 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1862.04.06
Died:1868.10.07 († 60)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1861.12.23 – 1868.10.07)

Archbishop Manuel María Negueruela MendiPermalink
(1859.09.26 – 1861.06.30)

Born:1811.02.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1859.11.30
Died:1861.06.30 († 50)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1859.09.26 – 1861.06.30)

Saint Archbishop Antonio María Claret y Clará, C.M.F.Permalink
(1850.05.20 – 1859.06.20)

Born:1807.12.23 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1835.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1850.10.06
Died:1870.10.24 († 62)

Superior General of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians) (1849 – 1850.05.20)

Founder of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Claretians) (1849.07.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1850.05.20 – 1859.06.20)

Titular Archbishop of Traianopolis (1860.07.15 – 1870.10.24)

Archbishop Cirilo de Alameda y Brea, O.F.M. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1831.09.30 – 1849.04.20)

Born:1781.07.09 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1832.03.12
Created Cardinal:1858.03.15
Died:1872.07.01 († 90)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1831.09.30 – 1849.04.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Burgos (Spain) (1849.04.20 – 1857.08.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Toledo (Spain) (1857.08.03 – 1872.07.01)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1858.03.15 – 1872.07.01)

Archbishop Mariano Rodríguez de Olmedo y VallePermalink
(1825.03.21 – 1831.01.23)

Born:1771.09.26 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1816.08.04
Died:1831.01.23 († 59)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1815.12.18 – 1825.03.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) ([1824.07.08] 1825.03.21 – 1831.01.23)

Archbishop Joaquín de Osés y AlzúaPermalink
(1803.11.24 – 1823.02.07)

Born:1755.09.21 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1792.12.24
Died:1823.02.07 († 67)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1792.12.03 – 1803.11.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1803.11.24 – 1823.02.07)

Bishops of Santiago (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joaquín de Osés y Alzúa (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1792.12.03 – 1803.11.24)

(see above)

Bishop Antonio Feliú y CentenaPermalink
(1789.03.30 – 1791.06.25)

Born:1728.10.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1789.08.16
Died:1791.06.25 († 62)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1789.03.30 – 1791.06.25)

Bishop Santiago José Hechavarría y ElguezúaPermalink
(1770.01.29 – 1788.03.10)

Born:1725.07.24
Ordained Priest:1750.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1768.10.02
Died:1789.01.19 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Tricomia (1768.05.16 – 1770.01.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1768.05.16 – 1770.01.29)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1770.01.29 – 1788.03.10)

Bishop of Puebla de los Angeles (Mexico) (1788.03.10 – 1789.01.19)

Bishop Pedro Agustín Morell de Santa Cruz y LoraPermalink
(1753.03.30 – 1768.12.30)

Born:1694.12
Ordained Priest:1718.04.14
Consecrated Bishop:1750.09.13
Died:1768.12.30 († 74)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1749.10.20 – 1753.03.30)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1753.03.30 – 1768.12.30)

Bishop José Laso de la Vega y Cansino, O.F.M.Permalink
(1731.11.19 – 1752.08.19)

Born:1675.09.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1732.04.20
Died:1752.08.19 († 76)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1731.11.19 – 1752.08.19)

Bishop Gaspar de Molina y Oviedo, O.E.S.A. (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1730.09.11 – 1731.06.18)

Born:1679.01.06 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1731.02.24
Created Cardinal:1737.12.20
Died:1744.08.30 († 65)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1730.09.11 – 1731.06.18)

Bishop of Barcelona (Spain) (1731.06.18 – 1734.05.05)

Bishop of Málaga (Spain) (1734.05.05 – 1744.08.30)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1737.12.20 – 1744.08.30)

Fr. Francisco de IzarreguiPermalink
(1730 – 1730)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1730 – 1730)

Bishop Jerónimo Nosti de Valdés, O.S.B.M.Permalink
(1705.12.14 – 1729.03.29)

Born:1649 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1704.09.28
Died:1729.03.29 († 80)

Bishop of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1704.02.11 – 1705.12.14)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1705.12.14 – 1729.03.29)

Bishop Diego Evelino Hurtado de CompostelaPermalink
(1685.06.04 – 1704.08.29)

Born:1638 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1685.08.19
Died:1704.08.29 († 66)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1685.06.04 – 1704.08.29)

Bishop Baltasar de Figueroa, O. Cist.Permalink
(1683.05.10 – 1684.09.08)

Born:1634.12.29 (Spain)
Died:1684.09.08 († 49)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1683.05.10 – 1684.09.08)

Bishop Juan Antonio García de PalaciosPermalink
(1677.09.13 – 1682.06.01)

Born:1622 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1678
Died:1682.06.01 († 60)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1677.09.13 – 1682.06.01)

Bishop Gabriel Díaz Vara CalderónPermalink
(1671.12.14 – 1676.03.15)

Born:1621 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1672.09.04
Died:1676.03.15 († 55)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1671.12.14 – 1676.03.15)

Bishop Alonso Bernardo de Ríos y Guzmán, O.SS.T. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1668.09.17 – 1671.11.16)

Born:1626 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1669
Died:1692.10.05 († 66)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1668.09.17 – 1671.11.16)

Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1671.11.16 – 1677.09.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Granada (Spain) (1677.09.13 – 1692.10.05)

Bishop Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y MurilloPermalink
(1661.09.05 – 1668.02.27)

Born:1611 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1662.08.24
Died:1675.02.13 († 64)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1661.09.05 – 1668.02.27)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1668.02.27 – 1675.02.13)

Fr. Pedro de Reina MaldonadoPermalink
(1659.11.10 – 1660.10.13)

Born:1599 (Peru)
Died:1660.10.13 († 61)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1659.11.10 – 1660.10.13)

Bishop Juan de MontielPermalink
(1655.05.14 – 1657.12.23)

Consecrated Bishop:1656.07.16
Died:1657.12.23

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1655.05.14 – 1657.12.23)

Bishop Nicolás de la Torre MuñozPermalink
(1649.09.13 – 1653.07.04)

Born:1589 (Mexico)
Consecrated Bishop:1650.09.09
Died:1653.07.04 († 64)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1649.09.13 – 1653.07.04)

Bishop Martín de Zelaya y OlárizPermalink
(1645.11.20 – 1649)

Consecrated Bishop:1646

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1645.11.20 – 1649)

Bishop Jerónimo Manrique de Lara y de Herrera, O. de M.Permalink
(1630.01.07 – 1644.06.22)

Born:1581 (Spain)
Died:1644.06.22 († 63)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1630.01.07 – 1644.06.22)

Bishop Leonel de Cervantes y CaravajalPermalink
(1625.12.01 – 1629.12.17)

Consecrated Bishop:1622.07.15
Died:1637

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1621.03.17 – 1625.12.01)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1625.12.01 – 1629.12.17)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1629.12.17 – 1636.02.18)

Bishop of Antequera (Mexico) (1636.02.18 – 1637)

Bishop Gregorio de Alarcón, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1624.04.29 – 1624.08)

Born:1576.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1624.07
Died:1624.08 († 47)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1624.04.29 – 1624.08)

Bishop Alonso Orozco Enriquez de Armendáriz Castellanos y Toledo, O. de M.Permalink
(1610.08.30 – 1624.04.15)

Born:1551 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1605.09.11
Died:1628.12.05 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Sidon (1605.06.27 – 1610.08.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Burgos (Spain) (1605.06.27 – 1610.08.30)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1610.08.30 – 1624.04.15)

Bishop of Michoacán (Mexico) (1624.04.15 – 1628.12.05)

Bishop Juan de las Cabezas Altamirano, O.P.Permalink
(1602.04.15 – 1610.07.19)

Born:1565 (Spain)
Died:1615.12.19 († 50)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1602.04.15 – 1610.07.19)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1610.07.19 – 1615.09.16)

Bishop of Arequipa (Peru) (1615.09.16 – 1615.12.19 not possessed)

Bishop Bartolomé de la Plaza, O.F.M.Permalink
(1597.11.10 – 1602)

Consecrated Bishop:1598
Died:1602

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1597.11.10 – 1602)

Bishop Juan Antonio Diaz de Salcedo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1580.03.14 – 1597.07.28)

Died:1603

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1580.03.14 – 1597.07.28)

Bishop of León (Nicaragua) (1597.07.28 – 1603)

Bishop Juan del CastilloPermalink
(1564.04.28 – 1578.10.03)

Consecrated Bishop:1567.06
Died:1593.06

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1564.04.28 – 1578.10.03)

Bishop Bernardino de Villalpando, C.R.S.A.Permalink
(1561.06.27 – 1564.04.28)

Consecrated Bishop:1562
Died:1569.08

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1561.06.27 – 1564.04.28)

Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1564.04.28 – 1569.08)

Bishop Fernando de UrangaPermalink
(1550.07.04 – 1556)

Consecrated Bishop:1551
Died:1556

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1550.07.04 – 1556)

Bishop Diego de Sarmiento, O. Cart.Permalink
(1535.10.20 – 1544)

Consecrated Bishop:1536
Died:1547.05.30

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1535.10.20 – 1544)

Bishop Miguel Ramírez de Salamanca, O.P.Permalink
(1530.11.07 – 1534)

Consecrated Bishop:1533.01.05
Died:1534

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1530.11.07 – 1534)

Bishop Sebastián de SalamancaPermalink
(1525 – 1526)

Died:1526

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1525 – 1526)

Bishop Juan de Witte Hoos (Ubite), O.P.Permalink
(1522.04.28 – 1525.04.04)

Born:1474 (Belgium)
Died:1540.09.18 († 66)

Titular Bishop of Selymbria (1514.05.15 – 1517.02.11)

Bishop of Baracoa (Cuba) (1517.02.11 – 1522.04.28)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1522.04.28 – 1525.04.04)

Former Prelates


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