Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico

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Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Archidioecesis Sancti Joannis Portoricensis
Arquidiócesis de San Juan
de Puerto Rico
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.svg
Location
Country United States
Territory Northcentral portion of the island of Puerto Rico
Ecclesiastical province Province of San Juan
de Puerto Rico
Statistics
Area 353 sq mi (910 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,281,893
898,218 (70.1%)
Parishes 142
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established August 8, 1511 (503 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Patron saint St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of Divine Providence
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishops Hermín Negrón Santana
Titular Bishop of Gegi
Map
Porto Rico - Arcidiocesi di San Juan.png
Website
arqsj.org
Catedral de San Juan Bautista

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Joannis Portoricensis) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, comprising the northeast portion of the island of Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States.

The See of San Juan de Puerto Rico was canonically erected on 8 August 1511 as the Diocese of Puerto Rico on the island of San Juan, as it was then called. Due to the switch of names between the island and the capital its name was changed on 21 November 1924 to the Diocese of San Juan in Puerto Rico. With the creation of the Diocese of Arecibo on 30 April 1960, San Juan was raised to the status of an archdiocese, with the new Archbishop leading a metropolitan province comprising all the dioceses on the island as suffragan dioceses.

The Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico is the metropolitan see for the Caguas, Fajardo–Humacao, Ponce, Mayagüez and the Arecibo.

The current Archbishop is the Most Reverend Roberto González Nieves, O.F.M.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Alonso Manso (1511–1539)
  • Rodrigo de Bastidas y Rodriguez de Romera (1541–1567)
  • Francisco Andrés de Carvajal, O.F.M. (1568–1570)
  • Manuel de Mercado Aldrete, O.S.H. (1570–1576)
  • Diego de Salamanca, O.S.A. (1576–1587)
  • Nicolás de Ramos y Santos, O.F.M. (1588–1592)
  • Antonio Calderón de León (1593–1598)
  • Martín Vasquez de Arce, O.P. (1600–1609)
  • Francisco Diaz de Cabrera, O.P. (1611–1614)
  • Pedro de Solier y Vargas, O.S.A. (1614–1619)
  • Bernardo de Balbuena (1620–1627)
  • Juan López de Agurto de la Mata (1630–1634)
  • Juan Alonso de Solis y Mendoza, O. Carm. (1635–1641)
  • Juan Damián López de Haro, O.Ss.T. (1643–1648)[1]
  • Hernando de Lobo Castrillo, O.F.M. (1649–1651)
  • Francisco Naranjo, O.P. (1652–1655)
  • Juan Francisco Arnaldo Isasi (1656–1661)
  • Benito de Rivas, O.S.B. (1663–1668)
  • Bartolomé Garcia de Escañuela, O.F.M. (1671–1676)
  • Marcos de Sobremonte (1677–1681)
  • Juan Francisco de Padilla, O. de M. (1684–1693)
  • Jerónimo Nosti de Valdés, O.S.Bas. (1704–1705)
  • Pedro de la Concepcion Urtiaga, O.F.M. (1707–1715)
  • Fernando de Valdivia y Mendoza, O.S.A. (1719–1725)
  • Sebastián Lorenzo Pizarro, O.S.Bas. (1727–1736)
  • Francisco Pérez Lozano, O.S.Bas. (1738–1743)
  • Francisco Placido de Bejar, Monje Basilio (1745)
  • Francisco Julián de Antolino (1748–1752)
  • Pedro Martínez de Oneca (1756–1760)
  • Mariano Martí (1761–1770)
  • Manuel Jiménez Pérez, O.S.B. (1771–1781)
  • Felipe José de Tres-Palacios (1784–1789)
  • Francisco de Cuerda (1790–1795)
  • Juan Bautista de Zengotita, O. de M. (1795–1802)
  • Juan Alejo de Arizmendi (1804–1814)
  • Mariano Rodríguez de Olmedo (1815–1824)
  • Pedro Gutierrez de Cos (1826–1833)
  • Francisco Fleix Soláus (1846)
  • Francisco de La Puente, O.P.(1846–1848)
  • Gil Estévez y Tomás (1848–1854)
  • Pablo Benigno Carrion de Málaga, O.F.M. Cap. (1857–1871)
  • Juan Antonio Puig y Montserrat, O.F.M. (1874–1894)
  • Toribio Minguella y Arnedo, O.A.R. (1894–1898)
  • Francisco Javier Valdés y Noriega, O.S.A. (1898–1899)
  • James Herbert Blenk, S.M. (1899–1906)
  • William Ambrose Jones, O.S.A. (1907–1921)
  • George J. Caruana (1921–1925)
  • Edwin Byrne (1929–1943)
  • James Peter Davis (1943–1960)

Archbishops[edit]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

High schools[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico[edit]

Ecclesiastical Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico map

Resources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Márquez R.: "Puerto Rican poetry: a selection from aboriginal to contemporary times" Page 22. 2006.