Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros

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Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros
Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi Equitum
Location
Country Dominican Republic
Ecclesiastical province Province of Santiago de los Caballeros
Metropolitan Santiago de los Caballeros
Statistics
Area 6,391 km2 (2,468 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,065,886
870,635 (81.7%)
Parishes 86
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 25 September 1953 (61 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. James the Apostle
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez (appointed by Pope Francis on Saturday, 23 February 2015; to be installed; formerly, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baní, in Bani, Dominican Republic)[1]
Auxiliary Bishops Valentin Reynoso Hidalgo, M.S.C.
Emeritus Bishops Ramón Benito de La Rosa y Carpio (since Saturday, 23 February 2015); Juan Antonio Flores Santana (since 2003)
Map
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de los Caballeros (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi Equitum) (erected 25 September 1953 as the Diocese of Santiago de los Caballeros) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, responsible for the dioceses of La Vega, Mao-Monte Cristi, Puerto Plata and San Francisco de Macorís.The see was elevated to an archdiocese on 14 February 1994.

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Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1978 Diocese of Mao-Monte Cristi
1978 Diocese of La Vega Diocese of San Francisco de Macorís
1996 Diocese of Puerto Plata
1997 Diocese of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey Diocese of San Pedro de Macorís

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Coordinates: 19°27′01″N 70°42′24″W / 19.45028°N 70.70667°W / 19.45028; -70.70667