The Roman Catholic Diocese of Barbastro-Monzón
is located in north-eastern Spain
, in the province
, part of the autonomous community
. The diocese forms part of the ecclesiastical province
of Zaragoza (province)
, and is thus suffragan
to the Archdiocese of Zaragoza
The city of Barbastro is at the junction of the rivers Cinca and Vero. The diocese is bounded on the north by the Pyrenees, on the east and south by the Diocese of Lerida, and on the west by those of Huesca and Jaca.
The cathedral, the episcopal palace, the seminary, and the college of the Clerks Regular of the Pious Schools, or Piarists, are among the most noted buildings in Barbastro.
Besides the seminary for the education of young ecclesiastics, there are various communities in the diocese devoted to a contemplative life and the education of the young, including: the Piarists, the Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Poor Clares, and the Capuchin nuns have foundations in the capital, the Benedictines in the town of Pueyo, and the Discalced Carmelites in Graus and Salas-Altas. There are schools in all the towns of the diocese.
Diocese of Barbastro-Roda (1101 - 1149):
With the Ummayad invasion of Spain in the 8th century the Moor's northward push led to the fall of Lerida, in 716, whereupon the diocese of Lerida was removed to Roda de Isabena. By the 12th century, the Reconquest of Spain, pushed the borders back south again, such that Lerida was able to reassume control of its diocese, after 300 years, and Barbastro was strategically chosen to take over the episcopal see from Roda. In 1101, King Pedro I sent Barbastro's first bishop, Poncio, to Rome to obtain the pope's permission for the transfer, which was approved.
Diocese of Lerida (1149 - 16th century):
In 1149, the Moors in Lerida were vanquished by Count Ramon Berenguer IV of Barcelona and the city regained its episcopal seat and diocesan control of lands.
Diocese of Barbastro (1571 - 1995):
Barbastro was annexed to the Diocese of Huesca in the sixteenth century, but in 1571 the Diocese of Barbastro was erected out of part of Huesca.
The Concordat of 1851 annexed it once more to Huesca, preserving its name and administration, but being administered by a vicar Apostolic.
By 1907 the diocese was composed of 154 parishes under the supervision of ten archpriests, or vicars. The population was about 240,000. The clergy numbered about 220, and there were 231 churches and 177 chapels.
In 1950 or 1951 it regained its full independence.
Diocese of Barbastro-Monzón (since 1995):
Since 1995 it's called Diocese of Barbastro-Monzón.
Bishops of Roda (until 1101)
All the names are given in Spanish:
- 887-922 : Adulfo — (since before 887 to 922)
- 923-955 : Atón
- 955-975 : Odisendo
- 988-991 : Aimerico — (since before 988 to 991)
- 996---?--- : Jacobo — (since before 996)
- 1006-1015 : Aimerico II — (since before 1006 to 1015)
- 1017-1019 : Borrell
- 1023-1067 : Arnulfo
- 1068-1075 : Salomón
- 1075-1076 : Arnulfo II
- 1076-1094 : Pedro Ramón Dalmacio
- 1094-1096 : Lupo
- 1097-1100 : Poncio
In 1101 the Diocese of Roda is transferred to Barbastro.
Bishops of Barbastro-Roda (1101 - 1149)
In 1101 the Diocese of Roda is transferred to Barbastro.
All the names are given in Spanish
- 1101-1104 : Poncio
- 1104-1126 : St. Ramón — (named Ramón II in the Catholic Encyclopedia)
- ---------1126 : Esteban
- 1126-1134: Pedro Guillermo
1135-1143 : Gaufrido
1143-1149 : Guillermo Pérez de Ravitats
- 1134 : Ramiro, a prince of the royal house of Aragon — (Elected)
In 1149 the episcopal see is moved to Lerida.
Bishops of Barbastro (1571 - 1995)
In 1571 the Diocese of Barbastro is erected out of part of the Diocese of Huesca.
- 1573-1585 : Felipe de Urríes
- 1585-1595 : Miguel Cercito Bereterra
- 1596-1603 : Carlos Muñoz Serrano
- 1604-1616 : Juan Moriz de Salazar
- 1616-1622 : Jerónimo Bautista Lanuza
- 1622-1625 : Pedro Apaolaza Ramírez
- 1625-1639 : Alonso de Requesens y Fenollet
- 1640-1643 : Bernardo Lacabra
- 1643-1647 : Diego Chueca
- 1647-1656 : Miguel de Escartín
- 1656-1673 : Diego Francés de Urritigoyti y Lerma
- 1673-1680 : Iñigo Roto
- 1681-1695 : Francisco López Urraca
- 1695-1696 : Jerónimo López
- 1696-1699 : José Martínez del Villar
- 1700-1708 : Francisco de Paula Garcés y Marcilla
- 1708-1714 : Pedro de Padilla
- 1714-1717 : Pedro Teodoro Granel
- 1717-1739 : Carlos Alamán y Ferrer
- 1739-1747 : Francisco Antonio Bustamante
- 1748-1750 : Benito Marín
- 1750-1755 : Juan Ladrón de Guevara
- 1755-1766 : Diego Rivera
- 1766-1772 : Felipe Perales
- 1773-1789 : Juan Manuel Cornel
- 1790-1813 : Agustín Iñigo Abad y Lasierra
- 1815-1828 : Juan Nepomuceno de Lera y Cano
1951-1954 : Pedro Cantero Cuadrado
1954-1959 : Segundo García de la Sierra y Méndez
1960-1970 : Jaime Flores Martín
1970-1974 : Damián Iguacén Borau
1974-1995 : Ambrosio Echevarria Arroita
- 1828-1896 : See administered by Capitular Vicars (Vicarios Capitulares).
- 1896-1898 : Casimiro Piñera y Naredo — (Apostolic Administrator)
- 1898-1905 : Juan Antonio Ruano y Martín — (Apostolic Administrator), born at Gijude del Barro, in the Diocese of Salamanca, 3 Nov., 1848, appointed titular bishop of Claudiopolis, and Administrator of Barbastro, 3 Nov., 1898 and transferred to Diocese of Lerida, 14 Dec., 1905.
- 1907-1917 : Isidoro Badia y Sarradell — (Apostolic Administrator)
- 1918-1926 : Emilio Jiménez Pérez — (Apostolic Administrator)
- 1928-1935 : Nicanor Mutiloa e Irurita — (Apostolic Administrator)
- ---------1936 : Florentino Asensio Barroso — (Apostolic Administrator)
- 1946-1950 : Arturo Tabera Araoz — (Apostolic Administrator)
Bishops of Barbastro-Monzón (since 1995)
- 1995-1999 : Ambrosio Echevarria Arroita
- 1999-2004 : Juan José Omella Omella
- 2004-today : Alfonso Milián Sorribas
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