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Roman Catholic Diocese of León in Nicaragua

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There is also a Diocese of Nicaragua (and a Bishop of Nicaragua) in the Anglican Church in Central America.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of León in Nicaragua (erected 3 November 1534) is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Managua.[1][2]

Diocese of León in Nicaragua

Dioecesis Leonensis in Nicaragua

Diócesis de León
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Coat of arms of the Diocese of León in Nicaragua
Coat of arms
Location
Country Nicaragua
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Managua
MetropolitanManagua
Statistics
Area9,862 km2 (3,808 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
980,000
894,000 (91.2%)
Parishes54
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established3 November 1534 (484 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica de la Asunción
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopSócrates René Sandigo Jirón
Metropolitan ArchbishopLeopoldo Brenes
Bishops emeritusCésar Bosco Vivas Robelo, O.P.
Map
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The Most Reverend José Antonio de Flores y Ribera, bishop of Nicaragua between 1753 and 1756.

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Diocese of Nicaragua

Erected November 3, 1534

Vicar Capitular, Father Martin Hernández de Herrera (1550–1555)[4]
Vicar Capitular, Father Juan Alvarez (1555–1557)[4]
Diocese of León en Nicaragua

Name changed: December 2, 1913

Coadjutor bishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Territorial lossesEdit

Year Along with To form
1850 Diocese of San José de Costa Rica
1913 Diocese of Granada
Archdiocese of Managua
Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields
1962 Diocese of Esteli

MetropolitansEdit

Since it was erected, the see has had four metropolitans.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diocese of León" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 16, 2016
  2. ^ "Diocese of León en Nicaragua " Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 16, 2016[self-published source]
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. pp. 256–257. (in Latin)
  4. ^ a b Blanco Segura, Ricardo. Obispos, arzobispos y representantes de la Santa Sede en Costa Rica. ISBN 9789977640792.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 258. (in Latin)
  6. ^ Cumplido, Ignacio (1836). Segundo calendario portatil de Ignacio Cumplido, para el año de 1837. Calle de los Rebeldes No. 2, Mexico City: Printed by his owner at his office in charge. p. 26. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ "The Archbishops of Manila (First-Present)". Manila Cathedral Website. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 287. (in Latin)
  9. ^ Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 7. p. 612.

Coordinates: 12°26′06″N 86°52′43″W / 12.4350°N 86.8785°W / 12.4350; -86.8785