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Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

Archidioecesis Sancti Iacobi in Cuba

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 24 November 1803
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cuba
  • Square Kilometers: 6,043 (2,334 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Sánchez Hechavarría 607, Santiago de Cuba 90100, Cuba
  • Telephone: (022)625.480
  • Fax: 686.186

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Baracoa (All Cuba)
1518ErectedDiocese of Baracoa (All Cuba) (erected) (Suffragan of Seville, Spain)
Diocese of Santiago de Cuba
28 April 1522Name ChangedDiocese of Baracoa (All Cuba) Diocese of Santiago de Cuba
1527Territory AddedDiocese of Concepción de la Vega (suppressed) Diocese of Santiago de Cuba
12 February 1546Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Santiago de Cuba (From Seville (Spain) to Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic))
10 September 1787Territory LostDiocese of Santiago de Cuba Diocese of San Cristobal de la Habana (erected) (Provinces of Santa Clara, Matanzas, Havana, and Pinar del Rio in Cuba and Florida and Louisiana)
Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba
24 November 1803ElevatedDiocese of Santiago de Cuba Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba
10 December 1912Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba Diocese of Camagüey (erected)
8 January 1979Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba Diocese of Holguín (erected)
9 December 1995Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba Diocese of Santisimo Salvador de Bayamo y Manzanillo (erected)
24 January 1998Territory LostArchdiocese of Santiago de Cuba Diocese of Guantánamo-Baracoa (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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