Diocese of

Tilarán–Liberia

Costa Rica Costa Rica

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Tilarán–Liberia / Tilaranen(sis)–Liberian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: San José

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Anthony of Padua (June 13)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 12

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.02.06 – ...):Bishop Manuel Eugenio Salazar Mora (65)Bishop Manuel Eugenio Salazar Mora (65)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Tilarán–Liberia (Roman Rite)

Bishop Manuel Eugenio Salazar Mora (65)Bishop Manuel Eugenio Salazar Mora (65)
(2016.02.06 – ...)

Bishop of Tilarán–Liberia (Costa Rica)

Born:1958.10.09 (Guadalupe, Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1982.12.04
Consecrated Bishop:2016.04.04

Priest of San José (Costa Rica) (1982.12.04 – 2016.02.06)

Bishop of Tilarán–Liberia (Costa Rica) (2016.02.06 – ...)

Bishop Vittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.J. (85)Bishop Vittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.J. (85)
(2010.12.18 – 2016.02.06)

Bishop emeritus of Tilarán–Liberia (Costa Rica)

Ut vitam habeant

Born:1938.03.24 (Lendinaria, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1963.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:2002.09.21

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2002 – 2008)

Bishop of Tilarán (Costa Rica) (2002.07.13 – 2010.12.18)

Bishop of Tilarán–Liberia (Costa Rica) (2010.12.18 – 2016.02.06)

Bishops of Tilarán (Roman Rite)

Bishop Vittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.J. (85)Bishop Vittorino Girardi Stellin, M.C.C.J. (85)
(2002.07.13 – 2010.12.18)

(see above)

Bishop Héctor Morera Vega
(1979.12.04 – 2002.07.13)

Born:1926.02.20 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1979.12.27
Died:2017.12.23 († 91)

Bishop of Tilarán (Costa Rica) (1979.12.04 – 2002.07.13)

Bishop Román Arrieta Villalobos (later Archbishop)
(1961.08.12 – 1979.07.02)

Born:1924.11.13 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1948.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1961.09.21
Died:2005.03.08 († 80)

Bishop of Tilarán (Costa Rica) (1961.08.12 – 1979.07.02)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (1970 – 2002)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1972 – 1976)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1979 – 1983)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1979.07.02 – 2002.07.13)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1981 – 1984)

Special Churches

Granada (↑), Ciudad Quesada (↗), Alajuela (→), Puntarenas (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 11,720 km²

Population: 387,830 Catholics (77.5% of 500,122 total)

Pastoral Centres: 36 parishes

Personnel: 48 priests (44 diocesan, 4 religious), 22 deacons, 18 religious (4 brothers, 14 sisters), 14 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

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Deacons

Religious

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