Metropolitan Archdiocese of

San José

Costa Rica Costa Rica

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: San José / San José de Costa Rica / Sancti Iosephi in Costarica (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Alajuela, Cartago, Ciudad Quesada, Limón, Puntarenas, San Isidro de El General, Tilarán–Liberia

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: San José (March 19)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: October 9

Liturgical Calendar 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2013.07.04 – ...):Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (68)Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (68)
Auxiliary Bishop (2017.11.28 – ...):Bishop Daniel Francisco Blanco Méndez (50)Bishop Daniel Francisco Blanco Méndez (50)

Titular Bishop of Pulcheriopolis

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of San José (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (68)Archbishop José Rafael Quirós Quirós (68)
(2013.07.04 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica)

Ofrenda permanente

Born:1955.05.01 (Llano Grande, Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1981.03.05
Consecrated Bishop:2006.02.22

Priest of San José (Costa Rica) (1981.03.05 – 2005.12.02)

Bishop of Limón (Costa Rica) (2005.12.02 – 2013.07.04)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2011 – 2017.08.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (2013.07.04 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2017.08.11 – 2020.08.07)

Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (87)Archbishop Hugo Barrantes Ureña (87)
(2002.07.13 – 2013.07.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of San José (Costa Rica)

Duc in altum

Born:1936.05.21 (San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1961.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1998.07.16

Priest of San Isidro de El General (Costa Rica) (1961.12.23 – 1998.04.17)

Bishop of Puntarenas (Costa Rica) (1998.04.17 – 2002.07.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (2002.07.13 – 2013.07.04)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2005 – 2008)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (2008.09 – 2011.08)

Archbishop Román Arrieta Villalobos
(1979.07.02 – 2002.07.13)

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)

Archbishop Carlos Humberto Rodríguez Quirós
(1960.05.05 – 1979.03.24)

Born:1910.04.21 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1936.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:1960.05.26
Died:1986.07.23 († 76)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1960.05.05 – 1979.03.24)

President of Episcopal Conference of Central America (1961 – 1964)

Second Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1963 – 1965)

President of Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica (1963 – 1970)

Archbishop Rubén Odio Herrera
(1952 – 1959.08.28)

Born:1901.10.22
Consecrated Bishop:1952.12.12
Died:1959.08.28 († 57)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1952 – 1959.08.28)

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Sanabria Martínez
(1940.03.07 – 1952.06.08)

Born:1899.01.17
Ordained Priest:1921.10.09
Consecrated Bishop:1938.04.25
Died:1952.06.08 († 53)

Bishop of Alajuela (Costa Rica) (1938.03.12 – 1940.03.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1940.03.07 – 1952.06.08)

Archbishop Rafael Otón Castro Jiménez
(1921.03.10 – 1939.12.14)

Born:1877.01.16 (Costa Rica)
Ordained Priest:1899.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1921.08.02
Died:1939.12.14 († 62)

Metropolitan Archbishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1921.03.10 – 1939.12.14)

Bishops of San José (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan Gaspar Stork, C.M.
(1904.06.01 – 1920.12.12)

Born:1856.06.07 (Germany)
Consecrated Bishop:1904.08.24
Died:1920.12.12 († 64)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1904.06.01 – 1920.12.12)

Bishop Bernardo Agusto Thiel Hoffman
(1880.02.27 – 1901.09.09)

Born:1850.04.01 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1874.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:1880.09.05
Died:1901.09.09 († 51)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1880.02.27 – 1901.09.09)

Bishop Anselmo Llorente y La Fuente
(1851.04.10 – 1871.09.23)

Born:1800.04.21
Consecrated Bishop:1851.11.07
Died:1871.09.23 († 71)

Bishop of San José (Costa Rica) (1851.04.10 – 1871.09.23)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Puntarenas (←), Alajuela (↖), Ciudad Quesada (↑), Limón (↗), Cartago (→)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 2,686 km²

Population: 1,552,000 Catholics (71.1% of 2,184,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 107 parishes

Personnel: 395 priests (288 diocesan, 107 religious), 21 deacons, 639 religious (244 brothers, 395 sisters), 34 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Deacons

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