Roman Catholic Diocese of Willemstad

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Diocese of Willemstad
Dioecesis Gulielmopolitana
Basilica Santa Ana, Willemstad, Curaçao.jpg
Basilica Santa Ana, Willemstad, Curaçao
Location
Country Curaçao
Territory Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Caribbean Netherlands
Ecclesiastical province Port of Spain
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Port of Spain
Statistics
Area 993 km2 (383 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2008)
295,264
217,851 (73.8%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1758 (as Apostolic Prefecture of Curaçao)
1842 Apostolic Vicariate of Curaçao
1958 Diocese of Willemstad
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Willemstad (Curaçao)
Co-cathedral Basilica Santa Ana, Curaçao
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Luigi Antonio Secco, S.D.B.
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Everard Harris
Map
LocationNetherlandsAntillesWithAruba.png
Website
willemstaddiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Willemstad (Latin: Dioecesis Gulielmopolitana) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in Curaçao in the Caribbean. The diocese encompasses the territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean: the countries (landen) Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten (the southern half of St. Martin) and the islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba (which are part of the Netherlands). The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, and a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

The diocese of Willemstad was erected in 1752 as the Prefecture Apostolic of Curaçao. It was elevated to an apostolic vicariate on 20 September 1842 and to the Diocese of Willemstad on 28 April 1958. The language spoken in many of the Catholic churches here is Papiamento and English. The diocese has maintained a website in this language and in English. Some priests are members of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), Order of Preachers (OP), Michaelites (CSMA), and Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).

Ordinaries[edit]

Catholic Churches and Parishes[edit]

shown by church name, neighborhood, town/city

Island of Aruba[edit]

  1. Brasil: Cristo Rey, Brasil 39, Aruba
  2. Dakota: La Birgen di Fatima, Milonstraat 9, Dakota Oranjestad, Aruba
  3. Noord: Santa Ana, Noord 16.
       Station: Monte Calvario Chapel, Tanki Leendert
  1. Oranjestad: Sint Franciscus Kerk, Irausquinplein 3, Aruba
       Station: Cristo Sufriente Chapel (Madiki Chapel), Belgie Straat
  1. Paradera: Santa Filomena, Paradera 51, Aruba
  2. San Nicolas: Santa Teresita di Niño Hesus, Theresiaplein 8, San Nicolas, Aruba
       Station: Emanuel Chapel, 
  1. Santa Cruz: Inmaculada Concepcion, Santa Cruz 41, Aruba
  2. Savaneta: Sagrado Curazon di Hesus, Savaneta 338-D, Aruba
       Station: Santa Familia Chapel, Pos Chikito, Aruba,

Island of Curaçao[edit]

  1. Otrabanda: Santa Ana Minor Basilica, Willemstad
  2. Santa Maria: Maria Auxiliadora, Willemstad
  3. San Willibrordo: San Willibrordo
  4. Pietermaai Cathedral: Reina di Santisimo Rosario (Queen of the Most Holy Rosary) Cathedral, Willemstad
  5. Santa Rosa: Santa Rosa de Lima
  6. Steenrijk: La Birgen di Altagracia, Willemstad
  7. Brievengat: La Birgen di Lourdes,Willemstad
  8. Buena Vista: La Birgen Milagrosa
  9. Groot Kwartier: La Birgen del Carmen
  10. Jandoret: Mama di Bon Conseho, Station: Boca San Michiel: San Miguel Archangel; Souax: La Birgen di Guadalupe
  11. Janwe: Sagrado Curazon di Hesus
  12. Koraal Specht: Bon Wardador
  13. Montagne: San Dominico. Station: Fuik: San Francisco
  14. Barber: San José
  15. San Mateo: Santa Familia, Willemstad
  16. Seru Fortuna: San Martin de Porres
  17. Suffisant: La Birgen di Fatima
  18. Tera Korà: Spiritu Santo, Kaya Andesit 66, Tera Korà,
  19. Westpunt: San Pedro. Lagoen: Station: San Juan Apostle, Pastorie Westpunt,
  20. Wishi: Hesús Misericordioso y Santa Teresita, Schottegatweg West. 33, Wishi
  21. Zuid-Bonam: San Hudas Tadeo, Ronde Klipweg 61, P.O. Box 3909, Zuid-Bonam
  22. San Antonio de Padua, Soto

Island of Bonaire[edit]

  1. Antriol: La Birgen di Coromoto, Pastorie Antriol, Kaya Korona 126, Bonaire
  2. Kralendijk: San Bernardo, Pastorie Kralendijk, Plaza Reina Juliana 2, Bonaire
  3. Rincon: San Ludovico Beltran, Pastorie Rincon, Bonaire NA

Island of Sint Maarten (the southern half of St. Martin)[edit]

  1. Philipsburg: St Martin of Tours
  2. Simpson Bay: Mary Star of the Sea
  3. South Reward: The Risen Christ

Island of St. Eustatius[edit]

  1. Oranjestad: St Eustatius Catholic Church

Island of Saba[edit]

  1. The Bottom: Queen of the Holy Rosary Church
  2. The Bottom: Sacred Heart Church
  3. Windwardside: St Paul's Conversion

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