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Archdiocese of Panamá

Archidioecesis Panamensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 29 November 1925
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Panama
  • Square Kilometers: 13,275 (5,127 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Calle 1a sur, Carrasquilla, Apartado 6386, Panamá 5, Panamá
  • Telephone: 261-0002
  • Fax: 261-0820

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién
28 August 1513ErectedDiocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién (erected) (Suffragan of Seville, Spain)
Diocese of Panamá
7 December 1520Name ChangedDiocese of Santa María de La Antigua del Darién Diocese of Panamá
24 April 1534Territory LostDiocese of Panamá Diocese of Cartagena (erected)
12 February 1546Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Panamá (From Sevilla (Spain) to Lima (Peru))
22 August 1546Territory LostDiocese of Panamá Diocese of Popayán (erected)
22 April 1836Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Panamá (from Lima (Peru) to Bogot  (Columbia))
1901Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Panamá (from Bogot  (Columbia) to Cartagena)
29 November 1925Territory LostDiocese of Panamá Vicariate Apostolic of Darién (erected)
Archdiocese of Panamá
29 November 1925ElevatedDiocese of Panamá Archdiocese of Panamá
6 March 1955ElevatedArchdiocese of Panamá (becomes a Metropolitan)
6 March 1955Territory LostArchdiocese of Panamá Diocese of David (erected)
21 July 1962Territory LostArchdiocese of Panamá Diocese of Chitré (erected)
13 July 1963Territory LostArchdiocese of Panamá Diocese of Santiago de Veraguas (erected)
18 December 1993Territory LostArchdiocese of Panamá Diocese of Penonomé (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Panamá

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

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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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