Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries

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Archdiocese of Castries
Archidioecesis Castriensis
Kathedrale von Castries.JPG
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Location
Country St. Lucia
Statistics
Area 616 km2 (238 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
157,775
100,243 (63.5%)
Information
Rite Roman Rite
Cathedral Cathedral Basilica of the
Immaculate Conception in Castries
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Robert Rivas O.P.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Castries (Latin: Archidioecesis Castriensis) is an archdiocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean. The archdiocese consists of the entirety of the former British dependency of Saint Lucia. The archdiocese is the metropolitan of four dioceses: Diocese of Roseau, the Diocese of Saint George's in Grenada, and the Diocese of St. John's-Basseterre. The archdiocese is a member of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

Erected as the Diocese of Castries in 1956 from the former metropolitan of Port of Spain, the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese in November 1974.

The current archbishop is Robert Rivas, O.P.. The cathedral is the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, a minor basilica located in Derek Walcott Square, Castries.

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dcast.html

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Coordinates: 14°00′32″N 60°59′24″W / 14.0089°N 60.9901°W / 14.0089; -60.9901