Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo (Latin: Archidioecesis Metropolitae Sancti Dominici; Spanish: Arquidiócesis Metropolitana de Santo Domingo) is a Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese in the Dominican Republic. The see was erected 8 August 1511 as the Diocese of Santo Domingo and elevated to archdiocese on 12 February 1546.[1][2]

Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

Archidioecesis Metropolitae Sancti Dominici

Arquidiócesis Metropolitana de Santo Domingo
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Basílica Catedral Metropolitana Santa María de la Encarnación
Location
CountryDominican Republic
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Santo Domingo
MetropolitanSanto Domingo
Statistics
Area4,033 km2 (1,557 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
5,770,529
4,890,250 (84.7%)
Parishes212
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established8 August 1511 (509 years ago)
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopFrancisco Ozoria Acosta
Auxiliary BishopsRamón Benito Ángeles Fernández
Faustino Burgos Brisman, CM
José Amable Durán Tineo, elect
Bishops emeritusNicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez
Map
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In recognition of the fact that the see was the first established in the New World, the Archbishop of Santo Domingo can use the title of Primate of the Indies, according to the bull of Pope Pius VII Divinis praeceptis issued on 28 November 1816 [3] and ratified by the Concordat between the Holy See and the Dominican Republic signed on 16 June 1954.[4][5]

The archiepiscopal see is the Santa María la Menor cathedral, a World Heritage Site, dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation, which was designated a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XV in his apostolic letter Inter Americae on 14 June 1920.[6]

StatisticsEdit

As per 2014, it pastorally served 3,457,347 Catholics (95.0% of 3,639,313 total) on 4,032 km² in 214 parishes with 478 priests (190 diocesan, 288 religious), 159 deacons, 2,845 lay religious (610 brothers, 2,235 sisters) and 284 seminarians.

Ecclesiastical provinceEdit

The Metropolitan's suffragan sees are :

HistoryEdit

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Diocese of Santo Domingo

Erected: August 8, 1511

Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

Elevated February 12, 1546

Coadjutor archbishopsEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Santo Domingo" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 4, 2017
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santo Domingo" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b Pius 7.> (1849). Bullarii Romani continuatio Summorum Pontificum Clementis 13., Clementis 14., Pii 6., Pii 7., Leonis 12. et Pii 8. (dal v. 11: ..., Pii 8. et Gregorii 16.) constitutiones, literas in forma brevis, epistolas ad principes viros, et alios, atque allocutiones (poi anche: alloquutiones) complectens: Tomus decimus quartus continens pontificatus Pii 7. annum decimum septimum ad octavum (in Italian). ex typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae. Primatis Indiarum"
  4. ^ a b "Concordat Watch - Dominican Republic | Trujillo's Concordat (1954)". www.concordatwatch.eu. Retrieved 2020-09-03. The Archbishop of Santo Domingo shall have the title of Primate of the Indies, in accordance with the Bull of Pius VII Divinis Praeceptis of 28th of September 1816.
  5. ^ a b "Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic". GCatholic. Retrieved 2021-03-01.
  6. ^ "Benedictus PP. XV Litterae Apostolicae Inter Americae". Holy See. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  7. ^ http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Archdiocese_of_Santo_Domingo
  8. ^ Starr, Kevin (2016). Continental ambitions : Roman Catholics in North America : the Colonial experience. San Francisco. ISBN 978-1-62164-118-6. OCLC 949870420.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Eubel, Konrad (1923). Hierarchia catholica medii et recentioris aevi. Vol. III (second ed.). Münster: Libreria Regensbergiana. p. 187. |volume= has extra text (help) (in Latin)
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice) (1935). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. Münster: Libraria Regensbergiana. p. 176. (in Latin)
  11. ^ "Archbishop Domingo Valderrama y Centeno, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  12. ^ "Archbishop Cristóbal Rodríguez Juárez (Suárez), O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  13. ^ "Archbishop Diego de Contreras, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  14. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Solier y Vargas, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  15. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Oviedo Falconi, O. Cist." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  16. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Vera y Zuñiga, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  17. ^ "Archbishop Bernardino de Almansa Carrión" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  18. ^ "Archbishop Facundo (Fernando) de la Torre, O.S.B." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  19. ^ "Archbishop Diego de Guevara y Estrada" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  20. ^ "Archbishop Maestro Valderas, O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  21. ^ "Archbishop Francisco Pio Guadalupe Tellez" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  22. ^ "Archbishop Francisco de la Cueva Maldonado" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  23. ^ 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. pp. 186 and 187. (in Latin)
  24. ^ "Archbishop Juan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 31, 2016
  25. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Carvajal y Ribera (Rivera), O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  26. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2013/10/31/0710/01594.html

Sources and external linksEdit

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Archdiocese of Santo Domingo". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

Coordinates: 18°28′23″N 69°53′02″W / 18.47306°N 69.88389°W / 18.47306; -69.88389