Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

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Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba
Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Cuba
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Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Location
Country Cuba
Ecclesiastical province Province of Santiago de Cuba
Metropolitan Santiago de Cuba
Statistics
Area 6,043 km2 (2,333 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,050,000
255,500 (24.3%)
Parishes 16
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1518
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Cuba) (erected 1518 as the Diocese of Baracoa) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, responsible for the dioceses of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Holguín and Santísimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo.

The diocese's name was changed to the Diocese of Santiago de Cuba. It was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville in Spain until 12 February 1546 when it became a suffragan of the Diocese of Santo Domingo (now Archdiocese of Santo Domingo) in the Dominican Republic. In 1803, the see was elevated to an archdiocese. The archdiocese is the home of the Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre.

Ordinaries[edit]

  1. Juan de Witte Hoos, O.P. (1517–1525)
  2. Sebastián de Salamanca (1525–1526)
  3. Miguel Ramírez de Salamanca, O.P. (1530–1534)
  4. Diego de Sarmiento, O. Cart. (1535–1544)
  5. Fernando de Uranga (1550–1556)
  6. Bernardino de Villalpando, C.R.S.A. (1561–1564)
  7. Gonzalo de Solorzano (1563–1565)
  8. Juan del Castillo (1567–1578)
  9. Juan Antonio Diaz de Salcedo, O.F.M. (1580–1597)
  10. Bartolomé de la Plaza, O.F.M. (1597–1602)
  11. Juan de las Cabezas Altamirano (1602–1610)
  12. Alonso Enríquez de Toledo y Armendáriz, O. de M. (1610–1624)
  13. Gregorio de Alarcón, O.S.A. (1623–1624)
  14. Leonel de Cervantes y Carvajal (1625–1629)
  15. Jerónimo Manrique de Lara y de Herrera, O. de M. (1629–1644)
  16. Martín de Zelaya y Oláriz (1645–1649)
  17. Nicolás de la Torre Muñoz (1649–1653)
  18. Juan de Montiel (1655–1657)
  19. Pedro de Reina Maldonado (1659–1660)
  20. Juan de Sancto Mathía Sáenz de Mañozca y Murillo (1661–1668)
  21. Alonso Bernardo de Ríos y Guzmán, O.SS.T. (1668–1671)
  22. Gabriel Díaz Vara Calderón (1671–1676)
  23. Juan Antonio García de Palacios (1677–1682)
  24. Baltasar de Figueroa, O. Cist. (1683–1684)
  25. Diego Evelino Hurtado de Compostela (1685–1704)
  26. Jerónimo de Valdés, O.S.Bas. (1705–1729)
  27. Francisco de Izarregui (1730)
  28. Gaspar de Molina y Oviedo, O.S.A. (1730–1731)
  29. José Laso de la Vega y Cansino, O.F.M. (1731–1752)
  30. Pedro Agustín Morell de Santa Cruz y Lora (1753–1768)
  31. Santiago José Hechavarría y Elguezúa (1770–1788)
  32. Antonio Feliú y Centena (1789–1791)
  33. Joaquín de Osés y Alzúa (1792–1823)
  34. Mariano Rodríguez de Olmedo y Valle (1824–1831)
  35. Cirilo de Alameda y Brea, O.F.M. (1831–1849)
  36. St. Antonio María Claret y Clará, C.M.F. (1850–1859)
  37. Manuel María Negueruela Mendi (1859–1861)
  38. Primo Calvo y López (1861–1868)
  39. José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia (1875–1889)
  40. José María Cos y Macho (1889–1892)
  41. Francisco Sáenz de Urturi y Crespo, O.F.M. (1894–1899)
  42. Francisco de Paula Barnada y Aguilar (1899–1913)
  43. Felice Ambrogio Guerra Fezza, S.D.B. (1915–1925)
  44. Valentín Zubizarreta y Unamunsaga, O.C.D. (1925–1948)
  45. Enrique Pérez Serantes (1948–1968)
  46. Pedro Claro Meurice Estiu (1970–2007)
  47. Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez (2007–present)

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1787 Diocese of San Cristóbal de la Habana
1912 Diocese of Camagüey
1979 Diocese of Holguín
1995 Diocese of Santísimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo
1998 Diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa

The see also gained territory in 1527 with the suppression of the Diocese of Concepción de la Vega.

External links and references[edit]

Coordinates: 20°01′16″N 75°49′46″W / 20.0210°N 75.8295°W / 20.0210; -75.8295