Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

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Archdiocese of Santo Domingo
Archidioecesis Sancti Dominici
Arquidiócesis de Santo Domingo
Catedral Primada - exterior.jpg
Basílica Catedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación
Location
Country Dominican Republic
Ecclesiastical province Province of Santo Domingo
Metropolitan Santo Domingo
Statistics
Area 4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5,770,529
4,890,250 (84.7%)
Parishes 212
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 8 August 1511 (505 years ago)
Cathedral Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Francisco Ozoria Acosta
Emeritus Bishops Pablo Cedano Cedano,
Amancio Escapa Aparicio,
Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez
Map
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santo Domingo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Dominici; Spanish: Arquidiócesis de Santo Domingo) is a Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese in the Dominican Republic. The see was erected 8 August 1511 as the Diocese of Santo Domingo and elevated to archdiocese on 12 February 1546.

In recognition of the fact that the see was the first established in the Western Hemisphere, the Archbishop of Santo Domingo can use the title of Primate of the Americas, according to the bull of Pope Pius VII Divinis praeceptis issued on 28 November 1816 and ratified by the Concordat between the Holy See and the Dominican Republic signed on 16 June 1954.[citation needed]

The archiepiscopal see is the Santa María la Menor cathedral, a World Heritage Site, dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation, which was designated a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XV in his apostolic letter Inter Americae on 14 June 1920.[1]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 3,457,347 Catholics (95.0% of 3,639,313 total) on 4,032 km² in 214 parishes with 478 priests (190 diocesan, 288 religious), 159 deacons, 2,845 lay religious (610 brothers, 2,235 sisters) and 284 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its suffragan sees are :

History[edit]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Santo Domingo
Metropolitan Archbishops of Santo Domingo
BIOs to ELABORATE

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

BIOS TO COMPLETE & WORK-IN
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Francisco José Arnáiz Zarandona (1988.12.02 – 2002.07.31)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Ramón Benito de La Rosa y Carpio (later Archbishop) (1988.12.02 – 1995.03.25)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Juan Félix Pepén y Soliman (1975.05.12 – 1995.02.11)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Príamo Pericles Tejeda Rosario (1975.05.10 – 1986.11.08)
    • Auxiliary Bishop: Felipe Antonio Gallego Gorgojo, S.J. (1945.05.02 – 1951)
    • Auxiliary bishop Pablo Cedano Cedano (1996–2013); emeritus[15]
    • Auxiliary bishop Amancio Escapa Aparicio, O.C.D. (1996–2016)
    • Auxiliary bishop Victor Emilio Masalles Pere (2010 – 2017)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Benedictus PP. XV Litterae Apostolicae Inter Americae". Holy See. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  2. ^ http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Archdiocese_of_Santo_Domingo
  3. ^ "Father Luis de Figueroa, O.S.H." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  4. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Solier y Vargas, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  5. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Oviedo Falconi, O. Cist." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  6. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Vera y Zuñiga, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  7. ^ "Archbishop Bernardino de Almansa Carrión" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  8. ^ "Archbishop Facundo (Fernando) de la Torre, O.S.B." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  9. ^ "Archbishop Diego de Guevara y Estrada" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Maestro Valderas, O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  11. ^ "Archbishop Francisco Pio Guadalupe Tellez" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  12. ^ "Archbishop Francisco de la Cueva Maldonado" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  13. ^ "Archbishop Juan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 31, 2016
  14. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Carvajal y Ribera (Rivera), O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  15. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2013/10/31/0710/01594.html

Sources and external links[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archdiocese of Santo Domingo". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

Coordinates: 18°28′23″N 69°53′02″W / 18.47306°N 69.88389°W / 18.47306; -69.88389