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The Most Reverend
Domingo Pérez Cáceres
|Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|See||Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna or Diocese of Tenerife|
|Predecessor||Albino González y Menédez Reigada|
|Successor||Luis Franco Cascón|
|Born||10 November 1892|
|Died||1 August 1961 68) (aged|
San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Domingo Pérez Cáceres (10 November 1892, Güímar, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) - 1 August 1961, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife) was a Spanish ecclesiastic, eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Was one of the most prominent bishops in the history of the Canary Islands, being well known for their aid to poor people in Canary Islands (it was known as the "bishop of the poor"), who gave money, and for his many positions in the Catholic Church.
But above all it is known to be the driving force behind the construction of the Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, patron saint of the Canary Islands. He was also the first and only bishop born in Tenerife that ruled his own native diocese, the Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, also called Diocese of Tenerife or Diocese Nivariense and overall it was also the first canary bishop in governing the diocese also Canarian.
He was born on 10 November 1892 in Güímar (Tenerife).After studying at the Seminary priestly of Tenerife, he had many important positions, including the rector of the town of Güímar and dean of the Cathedral of La Laguna.
On 21 September 1916 Bishop Nicolás Rey y Redondo gave the order of presbyter, which led him to hold the office of vicar general of the diocese, which he held for twelve years. On 21 September 1947 Don Domingo was consecrated Bishop of Tenerife by Pope Pius XII. It was the eighth bishop of Tenerife.
It was subsequently named Hijo Predilecto of Güímar and the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He was also named adoptive son of the municipalities of the diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, and adopted son of Los Realejos in the same year.
Párez Cáceres died on 1 August 1961.Hundreds of telegrams were sent in the Canary Islands and even from other parts of Spain. He was buried in the Basilica of Candelaria.
Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, also Province of Santa Cruz, is a province of Spain, consisting of the western part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. It consists of about half of the Atlantic archipelago: the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma. It occupies an area of 3,381 km2 (1,305 sq mi). It also includes a series of adjacent roques.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the Canary Islands. It is home to 43% of the total population of the archipelago. With a land area of 2,034 square kilometres (785 sq mi) and a population of 966,354 inhabitants at the end of 2020, it is also the most populous island of Spain and of Macaronesia.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna is a city and municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Canary Islands (Spain). The city is the third-most populous city of the archipelago and the second-most populous city of the island. La Laguna's historical center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999. In 2003 the municipality started an ambitious Urban Plan to renew this area, that was carried out by the firm AUC S.L.. The city was the ancient capital of the Canary Islands. La Laguna lies right alongside the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife; thus, the two cities and municipalities form a single large urban center, linked by tram.
Candelaria, also Villa Mariana de Candelaria, is a municipality and city in the eastern part of the island of Tenerife in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands, Spain. The city is located on the coast, 17 km southwest of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The population is 25,140 (2010), and the area is 49.18 km².
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, also called Diocese of Tenerife or Diocese Nivariense, is a diocese located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna in the Canary Islands in the Ecclesiastical province of Sevilla in Spain. The diocese includes the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The bishop of this diocese is Bernardo Álvarez Afonso.
The Virgin of Candelaria or Our Lady of Candle, popularly called La Morenita, celebrates the Virgin Mary on the island of Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands (Spain). The center of worship is located in the city of Candelaria in Tenerife. She is depicted as a Black Madonna. The "Royal Basilica Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Candelaria" is considered the main church dedicated to the Virgin Mary in the Canary Islands and she is the patron saint of the Canary Islands. Her feast is celebrated on February 2 and August 15, the patronal feast of the Canary Islands.
José Rodríguez de la Oliva was a Spanish sculptor of the 18th-century from San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife. He was one of the most important sculptors of the Canary Islands. He was known as "El Moño".
Fernando Estévez was a Spanish sculptor of the 18th century from La Orotava, Tenerife. He is considered one of the Canary Islands most noted sculptors.
The Basilica of the Royal Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Candelaria is a Roman Catholic minor basilica, the first Marian shrine of the Canary Islands, located in the municipality and city of Candelaria on the island of Tenerife. It is located some 20 km (12 mi) south of the island's capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna or Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios is a Roman Catholic church in Tenerife, Spain. Begun in 1904 and completed in 1915, it is dedicated to the Virgin of Los Remedios. The cathedral is the mother church of the diocese, which includes the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is therefore where the episcopal seat of the bishop of this diocese, currently occupied by Bishop Bernardo Álvarez Afonso. This is one of the most important churches of the Canary Islands.
The Cristo de La Laguna is a Catholic figure of great historical, artistic and cultural image that represents the crucified Jesus of Nazareth. Situated in the Real Santuario del Santísimo Cristo de La Laguna, in city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
Bernardo Álvarez Afonso is a Spanish Catholic bishop, since September 2005 twelfth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife).
Güímar was one of nine menceyatos guanches that was divided island of Tenerife at the time of the arrival of the Castilian conquerors. Occupied an area significantly greater than the actual municipality of Güímar, including part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de La Laguna, El Rosario, Candelaria, Arafo and Fasnia, himself and perhaps a small part of the town of Arico.
The Plaza de la Patrona de Canarias is a large square in Candelaria, Tenerife. It is next to the Basilica of Candelaria, a meeting place of pilgrims and festivities celebrating the most important of the municipality. In this square there are also various bars and cafes.
Felipe Fernández García was the Roman Catholic eleventh bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and bishop Ávila, Spain. It was the eleventh bishop of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
Diocesan Synod Nivariense was an important meeting of the clergy and laity of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. It was the first diocesan synod in the history of this Diocese created in 1819 by Pope Pius VII and also called Diocese of Tenerife or Diocese Nivariense, hence the name of the Synod.
Cristóbal Bencomo y Rodríguez was a Spanish Catholic priest and confessor of King Ferdinand VII of Spain.
The Iglesia de Santo Domingo de Guzmán it is a Roman Catholic church located in the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna.
Ramón Torrijos y Gómez was a Spanish ecclesiastic, fourth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and subsequently Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz.
As in the rest of Spain, the majority religion in the Canary Islands is the Catholic Church. The Catholic religion has been the majority since the Conquest of the Canary Islands in the fifteenth century. This religion would largely replace the Canarian aboriginal religion through the prohibition of the latter and syncretism. According to a survey conducted in 2019, Canary Islands is the fifth autonomous community in Spain with the highest percentage of people who declare themselves to be Catholics after the Region of Murcia, Extremadura, Galicia, Aragon, and Castile and León. 76.7% of the population is Catholic.