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Diocese of Arecibo

Dioecesis Arecibensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 30 April 1960
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Puerto Rico
  • Square Kilometers: 2,157 (833 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the mid-northern part of the island.
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: ARE
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesisdearecibo.org/
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Calle Dr. Salas 206, Arecibo, PR 00612-3929, Puerto Rico
  • Telephone: (787)878-3180; 878-3110
  • Fax: 880-2661

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
30 April 1960ErectedDiocese of Ponce
Diocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico
Diocese of Arecibo (erected)
1 March 1976Territory LostDiocese of Arecibo
Diocese of Ponce
Diocese of Mayagüez (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1966515,000640,00080.5%43601035,0006214642ap1967
1970522,000595,56487.6%53631164,500698753ap1971
1976552,245666,70082.8%55591144,8448315057ap1977
1980417,000499,00083.6%5036864,8485514544ap1981
1990435,042518,00084.0%69331024,26584021158ap1991
1999380,000550,00069.1%64451093,48665417159ap2000
2000380,000550,00069.1%69501193,19365817859ap2001
2001380,000604,36962.9%62481103,454125517259ap2002
2002370,000603,46961.3%58501083,425115517259ap2003
2003370,000603,46961.3%62431053,52365116159ap2004
2004370,000603,46961.3%5739963,85464717459ap2005
2006372,000607,00061.3%58501083,44455516859ap2007
2012381,800621,40061.4%5048983,89515412759ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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