Diocese of

San Marcos

Guatemala Guatemala

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: San Marcos / Sancti Marci in Guatimala (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Mark the Evangelist

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.01.11 – ...):Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (63)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Ordinaries

Bishops of San Marcos (Roman Rite)

Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (63)Bishop Bernabé de Jesús Sagastume Lemus, O.F.M. Cap. (63)
(2021.01.11 – ...)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala)
Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Ut omnes unum sint

Born:1961.05.20 (Aldea San Esteban, Chiquimula, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1987.01.31
Consecrated Bishop:2007.10.06

General Secretary of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (? – 2014)

Bishop of Santa Rosa de Lima (Guatemala) (2007.07.28 – 2021.01.11)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (2021.01.11 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2023.01.27 – ...)

Bishop Carlos Enrique Trinidad Gómez
(2014.11.04 – 2018.05.09)

Born:1955.03.18 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2015.01.31
Died:2018.05.09 (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala † 63)

Priest of Santiago de Guatemala (Guatemala) (1984.12.22 – 2014.11.04)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (2014.11.04 – 2018.05.09)

Cardinal Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (76)Bishop Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri (76) (later Cardinal)
(1988.12.15 – 2012.05.14)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto
Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala)

Ay de mí si no evangelizo

Born:1947.07.16 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06
Created Cardinal:2019.10.05

Priest of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1971.06.27 – 1988.12.15)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1988.12.15 – 2012.05.14)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (2001 – 2005)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2006 – 2008.01)

Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala) (2012.05.14 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Evangelista a Spinaceto (2019.10.05 [2021.10.10] – ...)

Bishop Julio Amílcar Bethancourt Fioravanti
(1984.04.04 – 1988.03.10)

Diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum

Born:1937.04.09 (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1963.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1983.01.31
Died:2006.07.04 (Aldea Montecillos, Santa Rosa, Guatemala † 69)

Titular Bishop of Pomaria (1982.12.03 – 1984.04.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1982.12.03 – 1984.04.04)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1984.04.04 – 1988.03.10)

Bishop of Huehuetenango (Guatemala) (1988.03.10 – 1996.04.27)

Bishop of Santa Rosa de Lima (Guatemala) (1996.04.27 – 2006.07.04)

Bishop Próspero Penados del Barrio (later Archbishop)
(1971.12.07 – 1983.12.01)

El Señor es mi luz

Born:1925.08.28 (Ciudad Flores, Petén, Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1951.03.24
Consecrated Bishop:1966.11.19
Died:2005.05.13 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala † 79)

Titular Bishop of Turres Ammeniæ (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1966.07.28 – 1971.12.07)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1971.12.07 – 1983.12.01)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1982 – 1986)

Bishop-Prelate of Santo Cristo de Esquipulas (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 1986.06.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Guatemala (Guatemala) (1983.12.01 – 2001.06.19)

President of Episcopal Secretariat of Central America and Panama (1988 – 1992)

Bishop Celestino Miguel Fernández Pérez, O.F.M.
(1955.11.30 – 1971.12.07)

Born:1895.11.22 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1920.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1956.01.06
Died:1972.02.20 († 76)

Bishop of San Marcos (Guatemala) (1955.11.30 – 1971.12.07)

Bishop Jorge García Cabalieros
(Apostolic Administrator 1951.03.10 – 1955.04.05)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Tapachula (←), Huehuetenango (↑), Los Altos, Quetzaltenango–Totonicapán (→), Suchitepéquez–Retalhuleu (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,791 km²

Population: 739,977 Catholics (62.3% of 1,188,620 total)

Pastoral Centres: 30 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 38 priests (30 diocesan, 8 religious), 82 religious (9 brothers, 73 sisters), 13 seminarians

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