Diocese of

Arecibo

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Arecibo / Areciben(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: San Juan de Puerto Rico

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro (June 27)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 26

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.09.14 – ...):Bishop Alberto Arturo Figueroa Morales (62)Bishop Alberto Arturo Figueroa Morales (62)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico

Ordinaries

Bishops of Arecibo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Alberto Arturo Figueroa Morales (62)Bishop Alberto Arturo Figueroa Morales (62)
(2022.09.14 – ...)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)
General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico

Adonde no hay amor, pon amor y sacarás amor

Born:1961.08.09 (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1990.06.02
Consecrated Bishop:2019.12.27

Priest of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (1990.06.02 – 2019.11.19)

Titular Bishop of Phelbes (2019.11.19 – 2022.09.14)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (2019.11.19 – 2022.09.14)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (2020 – ...)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (2022.09.14 – ...)

Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (81)Bishop Álvaro Corrada Del Río, S.J. (81)
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.03.09 – 2022.09.14)

Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (59)Bishop Daniel Fernández Torres (59)
(2010.09.24 – 2022.03.09 deposed)

Bishop emeritus of Arecibo (Puerto Rico)

No hay temor en el amor

Born:1964.04.27 (Chicago, IL, USA)
Ordained Priest:1995.01.07
Consecrated Bishop:2007.04.21

Priest of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1995.01.07 – 2007.02.14)

Titular Bishop of Sufes (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico) (2007.02.14 – 2010.09.24)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (2010.09.24 – 2022.03.09 deposed)

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (2012.12 – 2015)

Bishop Iñaki Mallona Txertudi, C.P.
(1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

Born:1932.07.01 (Frúniz, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:1992.01.06
Died:2021.05.03 (Lares, Puerto Rico † 88)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1991.12.14 – 2010.09.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico (1994 – 1997)

Bishop Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez, C.SS.R.
(1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Born:1931.04.18 (Puerto Rico)
Ordained Priest:1958.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1974.03.23
Died:2001.08.13 († 70)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1974.01.21 – 1990.03.20)

Bishop Alfredo José Isaac Cecilio Francesco Méndez-Gonzalez, C.S.C.
(1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)

Born:1907.06.03 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1935.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:1960.10.28
Died:1995.01.29 († 87)

Bishop of Arecibo (Puerto Rico) (1960.07.23 – 1974.01.21)

Special Churches

Churches by City (60)

Mayagüez (←), San Juan de Puerto Rico (→), Caguas (↘), Ponce (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,157 km²

Population: 306,547 Catholics (56.0% of 547,406 total)

Pastoral Centres: 58 parishes

Personnel: 81 priests (49 diocesan, 32 religious), 50 deacons, 144 religious (39 brothers, 105 sisters), 4 seminarians

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