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Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico

The Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Iglesia Episcopal Puertorriqueña) is an Anglican diocese in Puerto Rico. It separated from the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) in 1978 but was reinstated in 2002, and it now forms part of Province IX. The current provisional bishop is Wilfrido Ramos-Orench[1] who will remain bishop of the diocese until the successor to David Andres Alvarez-Velazquez who retired on 31 October 2013. The Diocesan Assembly met on December 7[2] to elect the new Diocesan Bishop, among five candidates, including three from the Diocese of Puerto Rico, and one each from the Dioceses of the Republic of Colombia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.[3] On January 25, 2014, the appointment of Bishop Ramos as Provisional Bishop of Puerto Rico was ratified by the Diocesan Assembly.

Diocese of Puerto Rico
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Ecclesiastical province Province IX
Congregations 50 (2014)
Members 5,374 (2014)
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Catedral San Juan Bautista
Current leadership
Bishop The Most Rev. Wilfrido Ramos-Orench (Provisional bishop)
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Catedral San Juan Bautista


  1. James H. Van Buren, 1902-1913
  2. Charles B. Colmore, 1913-1947
  3. Charles F. Boynton, 1947-1951
  4. Albert Ervine Swift, 1951-1964
  5. Francisco Reus-Froylan, 1964-1989
  6. David Álvarez, 1989-2013
    Wilfrido Ramos-Orench (Provisional Bishop) (2014-Present)


  1. ^ Episcopal Church of Puerto Rico
  2. ^ "??" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  3. ^ "??" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 

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