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Archdiocese of Kingston is the ecclesiastical territory in Jamaica, covering 3,267 Square Kilometers (1,261 Square Miles). Erected as an Apostolic Vicariate (Vicariate Apostolic Giamaica o Jamaica) on 10 January 1837, it was elevated as Diocese of Kingston on 29 February 1956 and as Archdiocese of Kingston on 14 September 1967.

Beginning with Bishop Benito Fernández, who was the first Bishop of the newly created Apostolic Vicariate of Jamaica in 1837, the Archdiocese has seen a succession of sixteen Bishops and Archbishops.  The present Archbishop is Most Rev. Kenneth D. O. Richards

For the benefit of effective administration, the Archdiocese of Kingston is divided into Six deaneries.  There are 30 Parishes, and 30 Missions. There are 31 Diocesan Priests of the Archdiocese, 4 Diocesan priests serving as Missionaries in the Archdiocese, Religious Priests, 27 active Permanent Deacons, Religious Sisters and Religious Brothers ministering to the people of God. Currently we have Pre-Seminarians in training, and several in the aspirancy programme, discerning their vocation to the Priesthood.

 
 
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