Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartago in Costa Rica

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Diocese of Cartago in Costa Rica
Dioecesis Carthaginensis in Costa Rica
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Catedral de Nuestra Señora de El Carmen
Country Costa Rica
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of San José de Costa Rica
MetropolitanJosé Rafael Quirós
Area3,105 km2 (1,199 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2005)
272.388 (72%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established24 May 2005 (13 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Carmel
Current leadership
BishopMario Enrique Quirós Quirós
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartago is a Latin suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province (covering all Costa Rica) of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica .

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de El Carmen, dedicated to Our Lady of Carmel, in Cartago, Cartago province, central Costa Rica. It also has two Minor Basilicas :


Erected on 24 May 2005 as Diocese of Cartago (in Costa Rica) / Carthaginen(sis) in Costa Rica (Latin), on territories split off from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José (whose suffragan it became) and the Diocese of Limón.


As per 2014, it pastorally served 442,000 Catholics (90.0% of 491,000 total) on 1,252 km² in 39 parishes and 4 missions with 108 priests (75 diocesan, 33 religious), 154 lay religious (80 brothers, 74 sisters) and 36 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Latin Rite) [1]

Suffragan Bishops of Cartago (in Costa Rica)
  • José Francisco Ulloa Rojas (24 May 2005 – retired 4 March 2017); previously Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica) (1994.12.30 – 2005.05.24), President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2002 – 2008.09), President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2005.03 – 2011)
  • Bishop-elect Mario Enrique Quirós Quirós (4 March 2017 – ...).

See also[edit]


Sources and external links[edit]

  • GCatholic - data for all sections
  • "Diocese of Cartago". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-13. [self-published]

Coordinates: 9°51′55″N 83°55′20″W / 9.8652°N 83.9222°W / 9.8652; -83.9222