Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain

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Archdiocese of Port of Spain
Archidioecesis Portus Hispaniae
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Port of Spain).JPG
Cathedral of Port of Spain
Location
Country Trinidad and Tobago
Ecclesiastical province Port of Spain
Statistics
Area 5,128 sq mi (13,280 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,310,000
340,000 (26%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established April 30, 1850 (164 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Port of Spain
Patron saint Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Everard Harris
Auxiliary Bishops Robert Anthony Llanos
Emeritus Bishops Edward Joseph Gilbert Archbishop Emeritus
Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port of Spain (Latin: Archidioecesis Portus Hispaniae) is a metropolitan diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The Archdiocese encompasses the entirety of the former Spanish dependency of Trinidad, including the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The Archdiocese is the Metropolitan responsible for the suffragan Dioceses of Bridgetown, Georgetown, Paramaribo, Kingstown and Willemstad, and is a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

The diocese of Port of Spain was originally erected as a Vicariate Apostolic in 1818 and elevated to an Archdiocese in April 1830.

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