Roman Catholic Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante

Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante
Dioecesis Oriolensis-Lucentinus
Diócesis de Orihuela-Alicante(es)
Bisbat d'Orihola-Alacant(ca)
Country Spain
Metropolitan Valencia
Area 4,415 km2 (1,705 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
1,155,000 (91.7%)
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral de El Salvador y Santa María, Orihuela
Co-cathedral Concatedral de San Nicolás, Alicante
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jesús Murgui Soriano

The Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante (Latin: Oriolen(sis) – Lucentin(us)) is a Roman Catholic ecclesiastical territory located in the cities of Orihuela and Alicante in the Ecclesiastical province of Valencia in Spain. It was established as Diocese of Orihuela from the Diocese of Cartagena in 1564, obtaining its current denomination in 1959.[1][2]


See also


  1. "Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante" David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. "Diocese of Orihuela–Alicante" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. "Bishop José (Giuseppe) Esteve Juan (Stefano)" David M. Cheney. Retrieved April 1, 2016


Coordinates: 38°05′09″N 0°56′48″W / 38.0857°N 0.9466°W / 38.0857; -0.9466

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