Roman Catholic Diocese of Ciudad Quesada

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Diocese of Ciudad Quesada
Dioecesis Civitatis Quesadensis
Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo in Ciudad Quesada.jpg
Catedral San Carlos Borromeo
Country  Costa Rica
Ecclesiastical province Province of San José de Costa Rica
Metropolitan Hugo Barrantes Ureña
Area 9,838 km2 (3,798 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
214,116 (80%)
Parishes 18
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 25 July 1995 (22 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Charles Borromeo
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop José Manuel Garita Herrera
Costa Rica - Diocesi di Ciudad Quesada.jpg

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).[1] 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.[2]


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Coordinates: 10°19′24″N 84°25′48″W / 10.3233°N 84.4301°W / 10.3233; -84.4301