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Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Dioecesis Sancti Christophori de Laguna o Nivariensis
Country: Spain
Metropolitan: Sevilla
Rite: Latin Rite
Area: 3,328 km²

915,262 (2004)
823,736 (90.0%)
Cathedral: Cathedral of La Laguna (Catedral Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios),
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Basilica-Cathedral of La Laguna
Bishop: Bernardo Álvarez Afonso

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Latin: Sancti Christophori de Laguna) 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 patron saint of the diocese is the Virgen de los Remedios. The patron of the Canary Islands is the Virgin of Candelaria, whose shrine belongs to this diocese. The Diocese has a monthly publication Iglesia Nivariense.



  • On 1 February, 1819: The Diocese of San Cristobal de La Laguna separates of till then the unique diocese of the archipelago the Diocese of Canarias.
  • 1875 is tried to join uselessly this diocese with the Diocese Canariense.
  • 1877 D. Ildefonso Infante y Macías, he is nominated A Bishop of the Diocese Nivariense.
  • On 23 January, 2006 a fire finished with the Palace of the family Salazar of Cold (Counts of Salazar's Valley) that up to the moment was sedate her episcopal. It was a building of the 17th century, though until ends of the XIXth it was not a residence of the bishop. Nowadays it is in phase of reconstruction.

Iglesia Nivariense

Iglesia Nivariense
Magazine Iglesia Nivariense
Country Spain
City where it is edited San Cristóbal de La Laguna
Distribution area Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province)
Language Spanish
Periodicity Monthly
Web site Diócesis de Tenerife

Iglesia Nivariense (Church Nivariense) is a religious magazine published by the Diocese of Tenerife. The publication deals with the religious celebrations of the Canaries and related religious topics.

Also it publishes for other islands that shape the diocese: La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. In the magazine there do not appear sections of politics, economy or sports. It is published especially to distribute it in the parishes and churches of the Diocese of Tenerife.

The slogan of this magazine is a "Publication of the Diocese of Tenerife".

Special churches

Basilica of Candelaria (Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria)


  • Antonio Folgueras Sión (24 Jun 1824 - 17 Jan 1848 )
  • Ildefonso Joaquín Infante y Macías, O.S.B. (20 Mar 1877 - 1882 )
  • Jacinto María Cervera y Cervera (27 Mar 1882 - 21 Jul 1885 )
  • Ramón Torrijos y Gómez (25 Nov 1887 - 21 May 1894 )
  • Nicolás Rey y Redondo (21 May 1894 Appointed - 5 Sep 1917 )
  • Gabriel Llompart y Jaume Santandreu (17 May 1918 - 27 Jun 1922 )
  • Albino González y Menédez Reigada, O.P. (18 Dec 1924 - 18 Feb 1946 )
  • Andrés A. Domingo Pérez Cáceres (28 Apr 1947 - 1 Aug 1961 )
  • Luis Franco Cascón, C.SS.R. (19 Feb 1962 - 18 Oct 1983 )
  • Damián Iguacén Borau (14 Aug 1984 - 12 Jun 1991 )
  • Felipe Fernández García (12 Jun 1991 - 29 Jun 2005 )
  • Bernardo Álvarez Afonso (29 Jun 2005 - )

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