The city of Managua, whose name means "next to the water" or "place surrounded by waters", is the capital of Nicaragua and the largest city in the country. It is located on the southwest coast of Lake Xolotlan, or Lake Managua, and is surrounded by the following volcanic lagoons: Asososca, Nejapa, Tiscapa and Acahualinca.
The territory of the archdiocese of Managua once belonged to the ancient diocese of León de Nicaragua, which was founded by Pope Clement VII on February 26, 1531. The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, built in the romantic neoclassical architectural style, has the three Greek classical orders in harmony with the National Palace and the City Hall Palace. It was consecrated on July 24, 1946.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Managua H.E. Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano. Born in Ticuantepe (municipality of Managua), Nicaragua, on March 7, 1949, Archbishop Brenes was ordained a priest on August 16, 1974 and became a bishop on March 19, 1988. He was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Managua on April 1, 2005. He entered the position on May 21, 2005. Pope Francis appointed him cardinal on February 22, 2014.
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