Juan de la Torre y Castro

Juan de la Torre y Castro of Juan de la Torres y Castro (1607 – December 1662) was a Roman Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Nicaragua (1661–1662).[1][2]

Most Reverend

Juan de la Torre y Castro
Bishop of Nicaragua
ChurchCatholic Church
DioceseDiocese of Nicaragua
In office1661–1662
PredecessorTomás Manso
SuccessorAlfonso Bravo de Laguna
ConsecrationDiego Osorio de Escobar y Llamas
by 1662
Personal details
Arrancarra de Aranxo, Spain
DiedDecember 1662 (age 55)
León, Nicaragua


Juan de la Torre y Castro was born in Arrancarra de Aranxo, Spain and ordained a priest in the Order of Friars Minor.[3] On 19 December 1661, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope Alexander VII as Bishop of Nicaragua.[1][3] In 1662, he was consecrated bishop by Diego Osorio de Escobar y Llamas, Bishop of Puebla.[3] He died six days after arriving in Nicaragua[2] in December 1662.[3] Alfonso Bravo de Laguna, who served as Vicar Capitular since 1660 after the death of Tomás Manso, was appointed the next Bishop.[2]


  1. ^ a b Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 258. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  2. ^ a b c Blanco Segura, Ricardo (1984). Obispos, arzobispos y representantes de la Santa Sede en Costa Rica. ISBN 9789977640792.
  3. ^ a b c d Cheney, David M. "Bishop Juan de la Torre y Castro, O.F.M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved June 16, 2018. [self-published]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Tomás Manso
Bishop of Nicaragua
Succeeded by
Alfonso Bravo de Laguna