Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Caguas (Latin: Dioecesis Caguana) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Caribbean and consists of parts of the southeast of the island of Puerto Rico. The diocese is led by a Bishop Eusebio Ramos Morales whose seat is the mother church in the City of Caguas, Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús (Cathedral of the Sweet Name of Jesus). The cathedral was built as a parish church in the 19th century.

Diocese of Caguas

Dioecesis Caguana

Diócesis de Caguas
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CountryPuerto Rico
TerritorySoutheast portions of Puerto Rico
Ecclesiastical provinceSan Juan de Puerto Rico
Area492 sq mi (1,270 km2)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2013)
503,000 (78.2%)
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established4 November 1964 (56 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús
Patron saintMaría, Madre de la Iglesia (Mary, Mother of the Church)
Secular priests43
Current leadership
BishopEusebio Ramos Morales
Metropolitan ArchbishopRoberto González Nieves, O.F.M.
Archbishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Bishops emeritusEnrique Manuel Hernández Rivera
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Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús

The See of Caguas was canonically erected on November 4, 1964 and is a suffragan diocese of the Metropolitan Province of San Juan de Puerto Rico, of which it was previously a part.



Auxiliary Bishops

†= Deceased

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San Juan Bankruptcy and seizure of assetsEdit

On September 7, 2018,[1] following a similar ruling by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court, US Bankruptcy Judge Edward Godoy ruled that the bankruptcy filed by the Archdiocese of San Juan would also apply to every other Puerto Rican Catholic Diocese, including Caguas, and that assets would be seized from the Puerto Rican Catholic Church.[2]


  1. ^ "Judge: Bankruptcy applies to all Puerto Rico Catholic churches". Caribbean Business. 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ Linguistics, About The Author Darmy Cortes Darmy Cortés Serra is an undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico pursuing a degree in; Pasquines, Communication She is a Puerto Rican Affairs Correspondent at (27 September 2018). "Federal judge decides that bankruptcy filing applies to all of Puerto Rico's Roman Catholic churches".

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Coordinates: 18°14′03″N 66°02′03″W / 18.23417°N 66.03417°W / 18.23417; -66.03417