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Diocese of

Arecibo

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 2,157 km²

Population: 371,500 Catholics (65.1% of 571,000 total) (2018)

Statistics: 58 parishes, 87 priests (50 diocesan, 37 religious), 31 deacons, 153 lay religious (42 brothers, 111 sisters), 7 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Juan de Puerto Rico

Neighbouring Dioceses: Mayagüez (←), San Juan de Puerto Rico (→), Caguas (↘), Ponce (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro (June 27)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 26

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History


Special Churches

All Churches (60)

Mayagüez (←), San Juan de Puerto Rico (→), Caguas (↘), Ponce (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.09.24 – ...):Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (57)Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Arecibo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (57)Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (57)Permalink
(2010.09.24 – ...)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

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Born:1964.04.27 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1995.01.07
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.21

Titular Bishop of Sufes (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (2010.09.24 – ...)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (2012.12 – 2015)

Bishop Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P.Permalink
(1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

Born:1932.07.01 (Frúniz, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1992.01.06
Died:2021.05.03 (Lares, Puerto Rico † 88)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (1994 – 1997)

Bishop Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Born:1931.04.18 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1958.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.03.23
Died:2001.08.13 († 70)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Bishop Alfredo José Isaac Cecilio Francesco Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C.Permalink
(1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)

Born:1907.06.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.28
Died:1995.01.29 († 87)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)


as of 2021.09.23

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