Diocese of

Hinche

Haiti Haiti

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Hinche / Hinchen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cap-Haïtien

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: December 7

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.04.04 – ...):Bishop Désinord Jean (56)Bishop Désinord Jean (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Hinche (Roman Rite)

Bishop Désinord Jean (56)Bishop Désinord Jean (56)
(2016.04.04 – ...)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti)

Born:1967.09.26 (Furcy, Haiti)
Ordained Priest:1994.11.13
Consecrated Bishop:2016.07.02

Priest of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) (1994.11.13 – 2016.04.04)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti) (2016.04.04 – ...)

Bishop Simon-Pierre Saint-Hillien, C.S.C.
(2009.08.06 – 2015.07.22)

Born:1951.07.06 (Haiti)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.28
Consecrated Bishop:2003.02.22
Died:2015.07.22 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Lamdia (2002.12.10 – 2009.08.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) (2002.12.10 – 2009.08.06)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti) (2009.08.06 – 2015.07.22)

Archbishop Louis Nerval Kébreau, S.D.B. (85)Bishop Louis Nerval Kébreau, S.D.B. (85) (later Archbishop)
(1998.06.30 – 2008.03.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti)

Born:1938.11.08 (Jérémie, Haiti)
Ordained Priest:1974.05.11
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.25

Titular Bishop of Selendeta (1986.11.25 – 1998.06.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) (1986.11.25 – 1998.06.30)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti) (1998.06.30 – 2008.03.01)

President of Episcopal Conference of Haiti (2005.02 – 2011.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cap-Haïtien (Haiti) (2008.03.01 – 2014.11.22)

Bishop Léonard Pétion Laroche
(1982.05.22 – 1998.06.30)

Born:1918.11.06 (Haiti)
Ordained Priest:1943.07.11
Consecrated Bishop:1982.07.11
Died:2006.06.14 († 87)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti) (1982.05.22 – 1998.06.30)

President of Episcopal Conference of Haiti (1989 – 1992)

Bishop Jean-Baptiste Décoste
(1972.04.20 – 1980.05.20)

Born:1925.02.03 (Haiti)
Ordained Priest:1952.03.08
Consecrated Bishop:1966.10.28
Died:1980.05.20 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Sigus (1966.08.20 – 1972.04.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Port-au-Prince (Haiti) (1966.08.20 – 1972.04.20)

Bishop of Hinche (Haiti) (1972.04.20 – 1980.05.20)

President of Episcopal Conference of Haiti (1979 – 1980)

Special Churches

Les Gonaïves (←), Cap-Haïtien (↑), Mao–Monte Cristi (→), San Juan de la Maguana (↘), Port-au-Prince (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,487 km²

Population: 406,000 Catholics (53.4% of 760,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 54 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 101 priests (98 diocesan, 3 religious), 84 religious (20 brothers, 64 sisters), 26 seminarians

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