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Diocese of

Santiago de María

El Salvador El Salvador

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Santiago de María (español) / Sancti Iacobi de Maria (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Salvador

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Special Churches

Churches by City (38)

Zacatecoluca (↙), San Vicente (↖), Gracias (↖), San Miguel (→)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.01.04 – ...):Bishop William Ernesto Iraheta Rivera (60)Bishop William Ernesto Iraheta Rivera (60)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador

Ordinaries

Bishops of Santiago de María (Roman Rite)

Bishop William Ernesto Iraheta Rivera (60)Bishop William Ernesto Iraheta Rivera (60)Permalink
(2016.01.04 – ...)

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador

Born:1962.01.24 (Jayaque, El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1988.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:2016.03.12

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador) (2016.01.04 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of El Salvador (2020? – ...)

Bishop Rodrigo Orlando Cabrera CuéllarPermalink
(1983.12.23 – 2016.01.04)

Born:1938.03.14 (Teotepeque, El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1962.01.06
Consecrated Bishop:1984.02.11
Died:2022.06.14 (Santiago de Maria, El Salvador † 84)

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador) (1983.12.23 – 2016.01.04)

Bishop Arturo Rivera Damas, S.D.B. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1977.09.19 – 1983.02.28)

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)

Twitter FeedBishop Óscar Amulfo Romero y Galdámez (later Archbishop, Saint)Permalink
(1974.10.15 – 1977.02.03)

Sentire cum Ecclesia

Born:1917.08.15 (Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1942.04.04
Consecrated Bishop:1970.06.21
Died:1980.03.24 🩸 (San Salvador, El Salvador † 62)
Beatified:2015.05.23 (San Salvador, El Salvador)
Canonised:2018.10.14

Titular Bishop of Tambeæ (1970.04.25 – 1974.10.15)

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

General Secretary 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. Martyr.

Bishop Francisco José Castro y RamírezPermalink
(1956.11.15 – 1974.05.29)

Born:1901.10.04 (El Salvador)
Ordained Priest:1925.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1957.01.27
Died:1974.05.29 († 72)

Bishop of Santiago de María (El Salvador) (1956.11.15 – 1974.05.29)

Bishop Miguel Angel Machado y EscobarPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1955 – 1956.11.15)

Statistics

Area: 2,868 km²

Population: 326,999 Catholics (64.7% of 505,749 total) (2020)

Statistics: 42 parishes, 1 mission, 82 priests (77 diocesan, 5 religious), 100 lay religious (36 brothers, 64 sisters), 19 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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