Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas
Dioecesis Sancti Iacobi Veraguensis
Catedral santiago veraguas.jpg
Catedral Santiago Apóstol
Location
Country Panama
Ecclesiastical province Province of Panamá
Metropolitan Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.
Statistics
Area 11,239 km2 (4,339 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
214,525
181,900 (84.8%)
Parishes 14
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 13 July 1963 (54 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St. James the Apostle
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Oscar Mario Brown Jiménez
Map
Panama - Diocesi di Santiago de Veraguas.png

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas (erected 13 July 1963) is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Panamá.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas submitted by the fourth Bishop of the Diocese, Bishop Oscar Brown Mario Jiménez, in accordance with Canon 401.1 of the Western-rite Code of Canon Law. Pope Francis appointed Bishop Audilio Aguilar Aguilar, who until then had been serving as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Colón-Kuna Yala, Panama, to serve as the fifth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas. Bishop Audilio Aguilar Aguilar was born on August 4, 1963, in Cañazas, Panama, located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas, Panama. He completed his philosophical and theological studies in the major seminaries of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guayaquil Guayaquil, Ecuador and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Jose (San Jose, Costa Rica). He earned a Licentiate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome, Italy. He was ordained a priest on August 4, 1990, and incardinated in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas. During his priestly ministry, he was spiritual director of the Diocesan Minor Seminary San Liborio, Pastor of the Parish of San Francisco Javier in Cañazas, Panama, Trainer and Professor at the Major Seminary San Jose, Panama, Assistant Secretary of the Episcopal Conference of Panama, Judge of the Ecclesiastical Court of Panama, Pastor of the Parish of San Isidro Labrador in Sona, Panama, and Parish Priest of the Parish of San Miguel Arcangel (Saint Michael the Archangel) in Atalaya, Panama. On June 18, 2005. he was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Colón - Kuna Yala by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and on August 6, 2005, he was ordained a Bishop. Since 2010, he has been serving as the Vice President of the Episcopal Conference of Panama.[1]

Ordinaries[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 8°05′50″N 80°59′00″W / 8.0972°N 80.9834°W / 8.0972; -80.9834