Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Quesada
|Diocese of Ciudad Quesada
Dioecesis Civitatis Quesadensis
Catedral San Carlos Borromeo
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of San José de Costa Rica|
|Metropolitan||Hugo Barrantes Ureña|
|Area||9,838 km2 (3,798 sq mi)|
|(as of 2006)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||25 July 1995 (21 years ago)|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo|
|Bishop||José Manuel Garita Herrera|
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Quesada (erected 25 July 1995) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of San José de Costa Rica, located in the city of Ciudad Quesada (or, more simply, Quesada; alternatively known as San Carlos). Ciudad Quesada is the capital of the District of Ciudad Quesada, and of the larger Canton of San Carlos, which is in turn part of Alajuela Province.
On New Year's Eve, Monday, 31 December 2012, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Oswaldo Brenes Álvarez from the pastoral governance of the diocese; there was no immediate replacement, so the diocese was a sede vacante (vacant see). On Saturday, 15 March 2014, Pope Francis appointed as bishop José Manuel Garita Herrera, who until then had been serving as the Rector of the Major Seminary Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Our Lady of the Angels) in Costa Rica. He was consecrated as bishop on the following 14 May and took possession of the diocese.
- Angel San Casimiro Fernández, O.A.R. (1995–2008)
- Oswaldo Brenes Álvarez (2008–2012)
- José Manuel Garita Herrera (2014- )
- "Rinuncia del vescovo di Ciudad Quesada (Costa Rica)". NEWS.va (in Italian). 31 December 2012.
- "Bishop José Manuel Garita Herrera". Catholic Hierarchy.[self-published source]
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