Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo

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Diocese of Arecibo
Dioecesis Arecibensis
Diócesis de Arecibo
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Location
Country United States
Territory Northern portion of the island of Puerto Rico
Ecclesiastical province Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Statistics
Area 833 sq mi (2,160 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
607,000
372,000 (61.3%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 30 April 1960 (57 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de San Felipe Apóstol
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres
Metropolitan Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, O.F.M.
Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Emeritus Bishops Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P.
Map
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arecibo is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Puerto Rico and consists of the northern part of the island of Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States. It is led by Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres. The mother church is the Catedral de San Felipe Apostol located in City of Arecibo.

History[edit]

Cathedral de San Felipe Apostol

The See of Arecibo was canonically erected on April 30, 1960 and is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico.





Ordinaries[edit]

The list of bishops of the diocese and their terms of service:

  1. Alfredo Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C. (1960-1974)
  2. Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.Ss.R. (1974-1990)
  3. Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P. (1991-2010)
  4. Daniel Fernández Torres, (2010–Present)

†=Deceased

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Coordinates: 18°28′21″N 66°42′57″W / 18.47250°N 66.71583°W / 18.47250; -66.71583