Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica

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Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica

Archidioecesis Sancti Iosephi in Costarica
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Catedral Metropolitana San José
Location
CountryCosta Rica
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of San José de Costa Rica
Statistics
Area2,208 km2 (853 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,566,000
1,168,000 (74.6%)
Parishes107
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established28 February 1850 (169 years ago)
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral of St. Joseph
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé Rafael Quirós
Bishops emeritusHugo Barrantes Ureña
Map
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Website
www.arquisanjose.org

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica (erected 28 February 1850 as the Diocese of San José de Costa Rica) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese and its suffragan dioceses are Alajuela, Cartago, Ciudad Quesada, Limón, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General and Tilarán. The see was elevated to an archdiocese on 16 February 1921.

Bishops[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1921 Diocese of Alajuela
1921 Vicariate Apostolic of Limón
1954 Diocese of Alajuela Diocese of San Isidro de El General
2005 Diocese of Limón Diocese of Cartago

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Arquidiocesis de San José Costa Rica official site (in Spanish)
  • "Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-13. [self-published]
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "San José de Costa Rica" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 9°55′58″N 84°04′44″W / 9.9327°N 84.0788°W / 9.9327; -84.0788