Héctor Rivera Pérez

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Héctor Rivera Pérez
Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan
Titular Bishop of Thubunae in Numidia
Church Roman Catholicism
Archdiocese San Juan
AppointedJune 11, 1979
InstalledAugust 17, 1979
Term endedOctober 31, 2009
Other postsTitular Bishop of Thubunae in Numidia
Orders
OrdinationJune 12, 1966
ConsecrationAugust 17, 1979
by  Luis Aponte Martinez, Rafael Grovas Felix, and Miguel Rodriguez Rodriguez
Personal details
Birth nameHéctor Manuel Rivera Pérez
BornMay 15, 1933
Naranjito, Puerto Rico
DiedApril 9, 2019(2019-04-09) (aged 85)
Carolina, Puerto Rico
Styles of
Héctor Rivera Pérez
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Héctor Manuel Rivera Pérez (May 15, 1933 – April 9, 2019) was an auxiliary bishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico.

Auxiliary bishop position

An auxiliary bishop is a bishop assigned to assist the diocesan bishop in meeting the pastoral and administrative needs of the diocese. Auxiliary bishops can also be titular bishops of sees that no longer exist.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan de Puerto Rico is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, comprising the northeast portion of the island of Puerto Rico, a commonwealth of the United States.

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Life

Bishop Rivera Pérez obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology in 1964 and earned a degree in social Sciences in the year 1969 in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Angelicum, in Rome. Rivera Pérez was consecrated a bishop by John Paul II on August 17, 1979 and retired October 31, 2009. [1]

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.

See also

Catholic Church in the United States

The Catholic Church in the United States is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome. With 20.8% of the United States population as of 2018, the Catholic Church is the country's second largest single religious group after Protestantism, and the country's largest religious denomination. The United States has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world after Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines, the largest Catholic minority population, and the largest English-speaking Catholic population. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church in the United States is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Historical list of the Catholic bishops of Puerto Rico Wikimedia list article

This is a historical list of all Roman Catholic bishops whose sees were on the island of Puerto Rico, with links to the bishops who consecrated them. It includes only members of the Puerto Rican Episcopal Conference and their predecessors. From its establishment in 1531 until the erection of the diocese of Ponce in 1924, the entire island was a single diocese. In 1960, the diocese of San Juan was raised to an archdiocese, and is currently the suffragan see of the five other dioceses on the island: Ponce, Arecibo, Caguas, Mayagüez, and Fajardo–Humacao.

This is a historical list of all bishops of the Catholic Church whose sees were within the present-day boundaries of the United States, with links to the bishops who consecrated them. It includes only members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and their predecessors.

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References

  1. Catholic-Hierarchy.org retrieved May 20, 2011

Episcopal succession

Catholic Church titles
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Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan
1979-2009
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