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Diocese of León en Nicaragua

Dioecesis Leonensis in Nicaragua

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 2 December 1913
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Managua
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Nicaragua
  • Square Kilometers: 10,279 (3,970 Square Miles)
  • Description: León and Chinandega
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Costado sur de Catedral, Apartado 86, León, Nicaragua
  • Telephone: 2311.4820
  • Fax: 2311.1132

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Nicaragua
3 November 1534ErectedDiocese of Santo Domingo Diocese of Nicaragua (erected)
11 February 1547Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Nicaragua (From Seville (Spain) to Lima (Peru))
16 December 1743Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Nicaragua (From Lima (Peru) to Guatemala)
28 February 1850Territory LostDiocese of Nicaragua Diocese of San José de Costa Rica (erected) (Costa Rica)
2 December 1913Territory LostDiocese of Nicaragua Diocese of Granada (erected)
2 December 1913Territory LostDiocese of Nicaragua Archdiocese of Managua (erected)
2 December 1913Territory LostDiocese of Nicaragua Vicariate Apostolic of Bluefields (erected)
2 December 1913Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Nicaragua (From Guatemala)
Diocese of León en Nicaragua
2 December 1913Name ChangedDiocese of Nicaragua Diocese of León en Nicaragua
17 December 1962Territory LostDiocese of León en Nicaragua Diocese of Esteli (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of León en Nicaragua

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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