Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Panamá

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Panamá (erected 28 August 1513 as the Diocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién) is a Metropolitan Archdiocese, and its suffragan dioceses include Chitré, Colón-Kuna Yala, David, Penonomé and Santiago de Veraguas, as well as the Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro.[1][2] The Diocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién was originally located upriver from the mouth of the Atrato River on the Gulf of Urabá in the Castilla de Oro province.[3] The see was moved to Panama City and renamed as the Diocese of Panamá on 7 December 1520 and elevated to an archdiocese on 29 November 1925. The current Metropolitan Archbishop of Panama is Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Panamá

Archidioecesis Metropolitanae Panamensis
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Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Panamá
Area13,275 km2 (5,126 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
633,705 (90%)
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established28 August 1513 (508 years ago)
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Metropolitan ArchbishopJose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta
Bishops emeritus
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Diocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién

Erected August 28, 1513

Diocese of Panamá
Name changed December 7, 1520
Archdiocese of Panamá

Elevated: 29 November 1925

Coadjutor bishopEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

Other priests of this diocese who became bishopsEdit

Current BishopsEdit

Territorial lossesEdit

Year Along with To form
1534 Diocese of Cartagena
1534 Diocese of León en Nicaragua
1546 Diocese of Popayán
1925 Vicariate Apostolic of Darién
1955 Diocese of David
1962 Diocese of Chitré
1963 Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas
1993 Diocese of Penonomé

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cheney, David M. "Archdiocese of Panamá". Retrieved March 25, 2018. [self-published]
  2. ^ Chow, Gabriel. "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Panamá". Retrieved March 25, 2018. [self-published]
  3. ^ Arzobispo de Panamá, Guillermo Rojas y Arrieta C.M. Resena Historica de los obispos que han ocupado la silla de Panamá desde su fundacion hasta nuestros dias Publisher: Escuela Tipográfica Salesiana (1929) |P. 5-7
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 268. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 272. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  6. ^ Eguiguren, Luis Antonio (1912). Catálogo histórico del claustro de la Universidad de San Marcos, 1576-1800. Kessinger Publishing, LLC. pp. 11. ISBN 9781168040367. Diego López de Vergara y Aguilar.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Ritzler, Remigius; Sefrin, Pirminus (1952). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. V. Patavii: Messagero di S. Antonio. p. 305. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)

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Coordinates: 8°57′09″N 79°32′07″W / 8.9526°N 79.5352°W / 8.9526; -79.5352