Diocese of

Puerto Plata

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Puerto Plata / Portus Argentarii (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Santiago de los Caballeros

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2005.05.31 – ...):Bishop Julio César Corniel Amaro (65)Bishop Julio César Corniel Amaro (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Puerto Plata (Roman Rite)

Bishop Julio César Corniel Amaro (65)Bishop Julio César Corniel Amaro (65)
(2005.05.31 – ...)

Bishop of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic)

Servire populo missus

Born:1958.09.28 (Bodita, María Trinidad Sánchez, Cibao Nordeste, Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:2005.07.16

Priest of San Francisco de Macorís (Dominican Republic) (1986.06.21 – 2005.05.31)

Bishop of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (2005.05.31 – ...)

Bishop Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez (82)Bishop Gregorio Nicanor Peña Rodríguez (82)
(1996.12.16 – 2004.06.24)

Bishop emeritus of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic)

In unitate diversitas

Born:1942.03.12 (Baitoa, Santiago, Cibao Norte, Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.25

Priest of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1968.06.22 – 1996.12.16)

Bishop of Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) (1996.12.16 – 2004.06.24)

Bishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic) (2004.06.24 – 2020.05.30)

Vice-President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2008 – 2014.07.04)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2014.07.04 – 2017.07.07)

Special Churches

Mao–Monte Cristi (↙), San Francisco de Macorís (↘), Santiago de los Caballeros (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,353 km²

Population: 433,000 Catholics (82.0% of 528,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 32 parishes

Personnel: 44 priests (41 diocesan, 3 religious), 34 deacons, 42 religious (3 brothers, 39 sisters), 6 seminarians

Population

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