Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas

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Diocese of Caguas
Dioecesis Caguana
Diócesis de Caguas
Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas, PR.jpg
Location
Country Puerto Rico
Territory East and Southeast portions of the island of Puerto Rico
Ecclesiastical province San Juan de Puerto Rico
Statistics
Area 492 sq mi (1,270 km2)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
643,000
503,000 (78.2%)
Parishes 34 Number of parishes in the diocese
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 November 1964 (52 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús
Patron saint María, Madre de la Iglesia (Mary, Mother of the Church)
Secular priests 43 Number of priests in the diocese
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales
Metropolitan Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, O.F.M.
Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Emeritus Bishops Enrique Manuel Hernández Rivera
Map
Porto Rico - Diocesi di Caguas.png
Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas (Latin: Dioecesis Caguana) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean and consists of the east and southeast part of the island of Puerto Rico. The diocese is led by a Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales whose seat is the mother church in the City of Caguas, Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús (Cathedral of the Sweet Name of Jesus). The cathedral was built as a parish church in the 19th century.

The See of Caguas was canonically erected on November 4, 1964 and is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico, of which it was previously a part.

Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary Bishops

  • † Antulio Parrilla-Bonilla, (1965-1968)

†= Deceased

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Coordinates: 18°14′03″N 66°02′03″W / 18.23417°N 66.03417°W / 18.23417; -66.03417