Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Santiago de los Caballeros

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

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Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Santiago de los Caballeros (español) / Sancti Iacobi Equitum (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: La Vega, Mao–Monte Cristi, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macorís

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2023.10.07 – ...):Archbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63)Archbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference

Auxiliary Bishop (2016.12.14 – ...):Bishop Carlos Tomás Morel Diplán (54)Bishop Carlos Tomás Morel Diplán (54)

Titular Bishop of Capo della Foresta

Apostolic Administrator of La Vega (Dominican Republic)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Santiago de los Caballeros (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63)Archbishop Héctor Rafael Rodríguez Rodríguez, M.S.C. (63)
(2023.10.07 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)
President of Dominican Episcopal Conference

Manso y humilde

Born:1961.01.13 (Sánchez, Samaná, Cibao Nordeste, Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1989.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:2015.05.09

Bishop of La Vega (Dominican Republic) (2015.02.23 – 2023.10.07)

Vice-President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2017.07.07 – 2023.07.04)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2023.07.04 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (2023.10.07 – ...)

Archbishop Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez (76)Archbishop Freddy Antonio de Jesús Bretón Martínez (76)
(2015.02.23 – 2023.10.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

Scio cui credidi

Born:1947.10.15 (Licey, Santiago, Cibao Norte, Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1977.09.10
Consecrated Bishop:1998.09.19

Priest of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1977.09.10 – 1998.08.06)

Bishop of Baní (Dominican Republic) (1998.08.06 – 2015.02.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (2015.02.23 – 2023.10.07)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2020.07.01 – 2023.07.04)

Archbishop Ramón Benito de La Rosa y Carpio (84)Archbishop Ramón Benito de La Rosa y Carpio (84)
(2003.07.16 – 2015.02.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic)

Ecce mater tua

Born:1939.09.19 (Higüey, La Altagracia, Yuma, Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1965.01.23
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06

Priest of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic) (1965.01.23 – 1988.12.02)

Titular Bishop of Cerbali (1988.12.02 – 1995.03.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1988.12.02 – 1995.03.25)

Bishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic) (1995.03.25 – 2003.07.16)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (2002 – 2009)

General Secretary of Latin American Episcopal Council (2003 – 2004)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (2003.07.16 – 2015.02.23)

Archbishop Juan Antonio Flores Santana
(1994.02.14 – 2003.07.16)

In caritate non ficta

Born:1927.07.03 (Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.12
Consecrated Bishop:1966.06.12
Died:2014.11.09 († 87)

Bishop of La Vega (Dominican Republic) (1966.04.24 – 1992.07.13)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (1979 – 1981)

Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1992.07.13 – 1994.02.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1994.02.14 – 2003.07.16)

Bishops of Santiago de los Caballeros (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan Antonio Flores Santana (later Archbishop)
(1992.07.13 – 1994.02.14)

(see above)

Bishop Roque Antonio Adames Rodríguez
(1966.03.14 – 1992.04.22)

Non ministrari sed ministrare

Born:1928.11.08 (Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1954.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1966.05.22
Died:2009.10.31 († 80)

Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1966.03.14 – 1992.04.22)

Bishop Hugo Eduardo Polanco Brito (later Archbishop)
(1956.07.22 – 1966.03.14)

Non recuso laborem

Born:1918.10.13 (Dominican Republic)
Ordained Priest:1944.06.25
Consecrated Bishop:1954.01.31
Died:1996.04.13 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Centenaria (1953.09.25 – 1956.07.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1953.09.25 – 1956.07.22)

Bishop of Santiago de los Caballeros (Dominican Republic) (1956.07.22 – 1966.03.14)

Titular Bishop of Nova Germania (1966.03.14 – 1970.01.20)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1966.03.14 – 1970.01.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic) (1966.03.14 – 1970.01.20)

Titular Archbishop of Mentesa (1970.01.20 – 1975.05.10)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1970.01.20 – 1975.05.10)

Archbishop-Bishop of Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia en Higüey (Dominican Republic) (1975.05.10 – 1995)

President of Dominican Episcopal Conference (1981 – 1984)

Archbishop Octavio Antonio Beras Rojas (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1953 – 1956.07.22)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

San Juan de la Maguana (↙), Mao–Monte Cristi (↖), Puerto Plata (↑), San Francisco de Macorís (→), La Vega (↘)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,633 km²

Population: 1,124,000 Catholics (83.7% of 1,343,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 108 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 127 priests (81 diocesan, 46 religious), 121 deacons, 319 religious (111 brothers, 208 sisters), 39 seminarians

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