Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Cuba) (erected 1518 as the Diocese of Baracoa) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, responsible for the dioceses of Guantánamo-Baracoa, Holguín and Santísimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Cuba
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Catedral Metropolitana de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Location
CountryCuba
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Santiago de Cuba
MetropolitanSantiago de Cuba
Statistics
Area6,043 km2 (2,333 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
1,050,000
255,500 (24.3%)
Parishes16
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established1518
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopDionisio García Ibáñez

The diocese's name was changed to the Diocese of Santiago de Cuba. It was a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seville in Spain until 12 February 1546 when it became a suffragan of the Diocese of Santo Domingo (now Archdiocese of Santo Domingo) in the Dominican Republic. In 1803, the see was elevated to an archdiocese. The archdiocese is the home of the Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre.

BishopsEdit

Diocese of Baracoa

Erected: 1518

Diocese of Santiago de Cuba

Name Changed: 28 April 1522
Latin Name: Sancti Iacobi in Cuba

Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

Elevated: 24 November 1803

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Territorial lossesEdit

Year Along with To form
1787 Diocese of San Cristóbal de la Habana
1912 Diocese of Camagüey
1979 Diocese of Holguín
1995 Diocese of Santísimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo
1998 Diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa

The see also gained territory in 1527 with the suppression of the Diocese of Concepción de la Vega.

External links and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 19, 2016
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 19, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 182. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 206. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  5. ^ a b c d e f Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 225. (in Latin)

Coordinates: 20°01′16″N 75°49′46″W / 20.0210°N 75.8295°W / 20.0210; -75.8295