Roman Catholic Diocese of Alajuela

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Diocese of Alajuela
Dioecesis Alaiuelensis
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Catedral de la Virgen del Pilar
Country  Costa Rica
Ecclesiastical province Province of San José de Costa Rica
Metropolitan Hugo Barrantes Ureña
Area 2,700 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
551,100 (83.2%)
Parishes 31
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 16 February 1921 (96 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Angel San Casimiro Fernandez, O.A.R
Emeritus Bishops José Rafael Barquero Arce
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Alajuela (erected 16 February 1921) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica.


Territorial losses[edit]

Year Along with To form
1954 Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica Diocese of San Isidro de El General
1961 Diocese of Tilarán
1995 Diocese of Tilarán Diocese of Ciudad Quesada

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Coordinates: 10°01′00″N 84°12′48″W / 10.0167°N 84.2132°W / 10.0167; -84.2132