Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santo Domingo (Latin: Archidioecesis Sancti Dominici; Spanish: Arquidiócesis 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]

Archdiocese of Santo Domingo

Archidioecesis Sancti Dominici

Arquidiócesis 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
(as of 2010)
5,770,529
4,890,250 (84.7%)
Parishes212
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteLatin Rite
Established8 August 1511 (508 years ago)
CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Incarnation
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopFrancisco Ozoria Acosta
Auxiliary BishopsRamón Benito Ángeles Fernández
Faustino Burgos Brisman
Jesús Castro Marte
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 Western Hemisphere, the Archbishop of Santo Domingo can use the title of Primate of America, according to the bull of Pope Pius VII Divinis praeceptis issued on 28 November 1816 and ratified by the Concordat between the Holy See and the Dominican Republic signed on 16 June 1954.[citation needed]

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.[3]

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. ^ "Benedictus PP. XV Litterae Apostolicae Inter Americae". Holy See. Retrieved 4 July 2016.
  4. ^ http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Archdiocese_of_Santo_Domingo
  5. ^ 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. (in Latin)
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ "Archbishop Domingo Valderrama y Centeno, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  8. ^ "Archbishop Cristóbal Rodríguez Juárez (Suárez), O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  9. ^ "Archbishop Diego de Contreras, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  10. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Solier y Vargas, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  11. ^ "Archbishop Pedro de Oviedo Falconi, O. Cist." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  12. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Vera y Zuñiga, O.S.A." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  13. ^ "Archbishop Bernardino de Almansa Carrión" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  14. ^ "Archbishop Facundo (Fernando) de la Torre, O.S.B." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  15. ^ "Archbishop Diego de Guevara y Estrada" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  16. ^ "Archbishop Maestro Valderas, O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  17. ^ "Archbishop Francisco Pio Guadalupe Tellez" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  18. ^ "Archbishop Francisco de la Cueva Maldonado" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  19. ^ 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)
  20. ^ "Archbishop Juan de Escalante Turcios y Mendoza" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved July 31, 2016
  21. ^ "Archbishop Fernando de Carvajal y Ribera (Rivera), O. de M." Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 22, 2016
  22. ^ 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.

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