Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias

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Diocese of Canarias
Dioecesis Canariensis
Diócesis de Islas Canarias
Catedral Santa Ana.jpg
Location
Country Spain
Ecclesiastical province Seville
Metropolitan Seville
Statistics
Area 4,106 km2 (1,585 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,011,928
860,139 (85.0%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 7 July 1406
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of St Anne in Las Palmas
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Francisco Cases Andreu
Metropolitan Archbishop Juan Asenjo Pelegrina
Map
Diocesisdecanarias.PNG
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Canarias (Latin: Canarien(sis)) is a diocese located in the Canary Islands in the Ecclesiastical province of Seville in Spain. The dioceses includes the islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (Oriental Province). However, it does not include to the whole archipelago, since the Diocese of Tenerife or Nivariense, includes the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

History[edit]

  • 1351: Established as Diocese of Islas Canarias from the Diocese of Majorca
  • 1354: Suppressed
  • 1369: Restored as Diocese of Telde
  • 1393: Suppressed
  • 1404: Restored as Diocese of Rubicon
  • 1485: Renamed as Diocese of Canarias
  • 1819: Establishing the Diocese of Tenerife, which happens to encompass the western province of the Canary Islands

Special churches[edit]

Catedral de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica Nuestra Señora del Pino, Las Palmas, Las Palmas, Canarias

Leadership[edit]

  • Bishops of Islas Canarias (Roman rite)
    • Pedro López Ayala (20 Oct 1507 - Feb 1513 )
    • Fernando Vázquez de Arce (20 May 1513 - 1520 )
    • Luis Cabeza de Vaca (11 Mar 1523 - 22 Jun 1530 )
    • Pedro Fernández Manrique (22 Jun 1530 - 14 Dec 1530 )
    • Juan de Salamanca, O.P. (6 Mar 1531 - 1538 )
    • Alonso Ruiz de Virués, O.S.B. (12 Aug 1538 - 19 Jan 1545 )
    • Antonio de la Cruz (7 Dec 1545 - 1550 )
    • Francisco de la Cerda Córdoba, O.P. (19 Jan 1551 - 14 Nov 1551 )
    • Melchor Cano, O.P. (12 Sep 1552 - 1554 )
    • Diego Deza Tello (30 Mar 1554 - 26 Apr 1566 )
    • Bartolomé Torres (15 May 1566 - 1 Feb 1568 )
    • Juan de Arzolaras (Alzóloras), O.S.H. (17 Sep 1568 - 7 May 1574 )
    • Cristóbal Vela Tavera (15 Dec 1574 - 27 May 1580 )
    • Fernando Rueda (22 Jun 1580 - 17 Jun 1585 )
    • Fernando Suárez Figueroa (22 Jun 1587 - 26 Mar 1597 )
    • Francisco Martínez de Cenicero † (14 Apr 1597 - 13 Aug 1607 )
    • Francisco de Sosa, O.F.M. (3 Sep 1607 - 23 Sep 1613)
    • Juan Nicolás Carriazo (26 Apr 1610 - 10 Oct 1611)
    • Lope Velasco Valdivieso (14 Nov 1611 - 29 Oct 1613)
    • Antonio Corrionero (6 Oct 1614 - 17 May 1621 )
    • Pedro Herrera Suárez, O.P. (7 Jun 1621 - 27 Jun 1622)
    • Juan Guzmán, O.F.M. (11 Jul 1622 - 6 Oct 1627 )
    • Cristóbal de la Cámara y Murga (15 Nov 1627 - 7 May 1635)
    • Francisco Sánchez Villanueva y Vega (9 Jul 1635 - 4 Feb 1658)
    • Juan Ruiz Simón ( 1706- 6 Jun 1712 )
    • Lucas Conejero Molina † (28 May 1714 - 26 Jun 1724)
    • Félix Bernuy Zapata y Mendoza (20 Nov 1724 - 23 May 1730)
    • Pedro Manuel Dávila Cárdenas (6 Aug 1731 - 19 Dec 1738)
    • Juan Francisco Guillén † (30 Sep 1739 Appointed - 15 Mar 1751)
    • Valentín Moran Menéndez, O. de M. (15 Mar 1751 - 20 May 1761)
    • Francisco Javier Delgado Venegas (15 May 1761 - 19 Dec 1768)
    • Juan Bautista Cervera, O.F.M. (12 Jun 1769 - 12 May 1777)
    • Joaquín Herrera Bárcena, O.S.B. (1 Mar 1779 - 1783)
    • Antonio Martínez de la Plaza (14 Feb 1785 - 29 Nov 1790)
    • Antonio Tavira Almazán (11 Apr 1791 - 27 Jun 1796)
    • Manuel Verdugo Albiturría (27 Jun 1796 - 7 Jul 1818)
    • Manuel Bernardo Morete Bodelón (24 Jun 1824 - 8 Jan 1825)
    • Fernando Cano Almirante, O.F.M. (19 Dec 1825 - 22 Sep 1826)
    • Bernardo Martínez Carnero (21 May 1827 - 26 Jan 1833)
    • Judas José Romo y Gamboa (20 Jan 1834 - 17 Dec 1847)
    • Buenaventura Codina Augerolas, C.M. (17 Dec 1847 - 18 Nov 1857)
    • Joaquín Lluch y Garriga, O.C.D. (27 Sep 1858 - 13 Mar 1868)
    • José Maria de Urquinaona y Vidot (22 Jun 1868 - 15 Jul 1878)
    • José Proceso Pozuelo y Herrero (28 Feb 1879 - 26 Jun 1890)
    • José Cueto y Díez de la Maza, O.P. (1 Jun 1891 - 17 Aug 1908)
    • Adolfo Pérez y Muñoz (29 Apr 1909 - 18 Jul 1913)
    • Angel Marquina y Corrales (18 Jul 1913 - 6 Sep 1922)
    • Miguel de los Santos Serra y Sucarrats † (14 Dec 1922 - 16 Jan 1936)
    • Antonio Pildáin y Zapiáin (18 May 1936 - 15 Dec 1966)
    • José Antonio Infantes Florido (20 Jul 1967 - 25 May 1978)
    • Ramón Echarren Istúriz (27 Nov 1978 - 26 Nov 2005)
    • Francisco Cases Andreu (26 Nov 2005 - )

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