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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Bogotá

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese, Primatial See of Colombia

Suffragan Sees: Engativá, Facatativá, Fontibón, Girardot, Soacha, Zipaquirá

Neighbouring Dioceses: Girardot (←), Soacha (←), Fontibón (←), Engativá (↖), Zipaquirá (↑), Villavicencio (→), Granada (↓)

Patron Saint: Santa Isabel de Hungria

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: April 19

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Girardot (←), Soacha (←), Fontibón (←), Engativá (↖), Zipaquirá (↑), Villavicencio (→), Granada (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.07.08 – ...):Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (72)Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (72)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gerardo Maiella

President of Latin American Episcopal Council

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Bogotá (Roman Rite)

Twitter FeedCardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (72)Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (72)Permalink
(2010.07.08 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gerardo Maiella
Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia)
President of Latin American Episcopal Council

Tunc dixi ecce venio

Born:1942.09.22 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1967.05.20
Consecrated Bishop:1992.03.25
Created Cardinal:2012.11.24

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (1992.02.11 – 1999.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (1999.03.18 – 2010.07.08)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2008.07.03 – 2014.07.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (2010.07.08 – ...)

First Vice-President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2011.05.19 – 2015.05.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gerardo Maiella (2012.11.24 [2013.04.28] – ...)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (2015.05.13 – ...)

Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz (82)Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz (82)Permalink
(1994.12.27 – 2010.07.08)

Cardinal-Priest of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bogotá (Colombia)

Caritas Christi urget nos

Born:1932.09.13 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1956.07.08
Consecrated Bishop:1972.07.11
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (1971.06.02 – 1983.03.26)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cali (Colombia) (1983.03.26 – 1985.02.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cali (Colombia) (1985.02.07 – 1994.12.27)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1990 – 1996)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1994.12.27 – 2010.07.08)

Cardinal-Priest of Trasfigurazione di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (2001.02.21 [2001.02.25] – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2002 – 2005.07.05)

Cardinal Mario Revollo BravoPermalink
(1984.06.25 – 1994.12.27)

Vis pacis

Born:1919.06.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1943.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:1973.12.02
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:1995.11.03 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Thinisa in Numidia (1973.11.13 – 1978.02.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1973.11.13 – 1978.02.28)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1978 – 1984)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1978.02.28 – 1984.06.25)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1984.06.25 – 1985.06.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1984.06.25 – 1994.12.27)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bartolomeo all’Isola (1988.06.28 – 1995.11.03)

Cardinal Aníbal Muñoz DuquePermalink
(1972.07.29 – 1984.06.25)

Jesus Christus et hodie ipse et in sæcula

Born:1908.10.03 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1933.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:1951.05.27
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:1987.01.15 († 78)

Bishop of Socorro y San Gil (Colombia) (1951.04.08 – 1952.12.18)

Bishop of Bucaramanga (Colombia) (1952.12.18 – 1959.08.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1959.08.03 – 1968.03.30)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1966 – 1972)

Titular Archbishop of Cariana (1968.03.30 – 1972.07.29)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1969.02.02 – 1972.07.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1972.07.29 – 1984.06.25)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1972.07.30 – 1984.06.25)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bartolomeo all’Isola (1973.03.05 – 1987.01.15)

Cardinal Luis Concha CórdobaPermalink
(1959.05.18 – 1972.07.29)

Mea lux Dominus

Born:1891.11.07 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1916.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1935.11.30
Created Cardinal:1961.01.16
Died:1975.09.18 († 83)

Bishop of Manizales (Colombia) (1935.07.13 – 1954.05.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Manizales (Colombia) (1954.05.10 – 1959.05.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1959 – 1966)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1959.05.18 – 1972.07.29)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1959.05.19 – 1972.07.29)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Nuova (1961.01.19 – 1975.09.18)

Cardinal Crisanto Luque SánchezPermalink
(1950.07.14 – 1959.05.07)

Omnia et in omnibus Christus

Born:1889.02.01 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1916.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1931.05.03
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1959.05.07 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Croæ (1931.01.16 – 1932.09.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1931.01.16 – 1932.09.09)

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1932.09.09 – 1950.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1950.07.14 – 1959.05.07)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1950.07.14 – 1959.05.07)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Cosma e Damiano pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1959.05.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1958 – 1959)

Archbishop Ismael Perdomo BorreroPermalink
(1928.01.02 – 1950.06.03)

Born:1872.02.22 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1896.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1903.06.19
Died:1950.06.03 († 78)

Bishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (1903.04.29 – 1923.02.05)

Titular Archbishop of Traianopolis (1923.02.05 – 1928.01.02)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1923.02.05 – 1928.01.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1928.01.02 – 1950.06.03)

Archbishop Bernardo Herrera RestrepoPermalink
(1898.06.08 – 1928.01.02)

Impendam et superimpendar ipse pro animarus vestris

Born:1844.09.11 (Colombia)
Consecrated Bishop:1885.12.27
Died:1928.01.02 († 83)

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1885.03.27 – 1891.06.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1891.06.04 – 1898.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1898.06.08 – 1928.01.02)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Bernardo Herrera RestrepoPermalink
(1891.06.04 – 1898.06.08)

(see above)

Archbishop Ignacio León Velasco, S.J.Permalink
(1889.10.06 – 1891.04.10)

Born:1834.04.11
Died:1891.04.10 († 56)

Bishop of Pasto (Colombia) (1883.03.15 – 1889.10.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1889.10.06 – 1891.04.10)

Archbishop José Telésphor Paúl Vargas, S.J.Permalink
(1884.08.06 – 1889.04.08)

Born:1831.01.05
Ordained Priest:1855.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1876.03.25
Died:1889.04.08 († 58)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1875.09.17 – 1884.08.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1884.08.06 – 1889.04.08)

Archbishop Vicente Arbeláez GómezPermalink
(1868.02.06 – 1884.06.29)

Died:1884.06.29

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1859.05.13 – 1864.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Massimopolis (1859.11.13 – 1864.12.09)

Titular Archbishop of Massimopolis (1864.12.09 – 1868.02.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1864.12.09 – 1868.02.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1868.02.06 – 1884.06.29)

Archbishop Antonio Herrán y ZaldúaPermalink
(1855.01.21 – 1868.02.06)

Born:1797.02.11
Ordained Priest:1821.06.03
Consecrated Bishop:1855.04.15
Died:1868.02.06 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Amyclae (1834.01.20 – 1855.01.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1855.01.21 – 1868.02.06)

Archbishop Manuel José Mosquera y ArboledaPermalink
(1835.09.21 – 1853.12.10)

Born:1800
Died:1853.12.10 († 53)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1835.09.21 – 1853.12.10)

Archbishop Fernando Caycedit FlorezPermalink
(1827.07.19 – 1832.02.17)

Died:1832.02.17

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1827.07.19 – 1832.02.17)

Archbishop Isidoro Domínguez, C.R.M.Permalink
(1819.08.23 – 1822.04)

Born:1762.04.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1820.01.16
Died:1822.04 († 60)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1819.08.23 – 1822.04)

Archbishop Juan Bautista Sacristán y GalianoPermalink
(1804.08.20 – 1817.02.01)

Born:1759.07.01 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1810.06
Died:1817.02.01 († 57)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1804.08.20 – 1817.02.01)

Archbishop Fernando del Portillo y Torres, O.P.Permalink
(1798.10.29 – 1804.01.20)

Born:1728.08.03 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1789.06.28
Died:1804.01.20 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1788.09.15 – 1798.10.29)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1798.06 – 1798.07.03 not possessed)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1798.10.29 – 1804.01.20)

Archbishop Baltazar Jaime Martínez de CompañónPermalink
(1788.12.15 – 1799.08.17)

Born:1737.01.15 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1779.03.25
Died:1799.08.17 († 62)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1778.06.01 – 1788.12.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1788.12.15 – 1799.08.17)

Archbishop Antonio Caballero y GóngoraPermalink
(1778.12.14 – 1788.09.15)

Born:1723.05.23 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1776.06.30
Died:1796.03.24 († 72)

Bishop of Yucatán (Mexico) (1775.09.11 – 1778.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1778.12.14 – 1788.09.15)

Archbishop-Bishop of Córdoba (Spain) (1788.09.15 – 1796.03.24)

Archbishop Agustín de Alvarado y CastilloPermalink
(1775.03.13 – 1778.12.14)

Born:1720.06.16 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1773.05
Died:1781.07.21 († 61)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1772.09.07 – 1775.03.13)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1775.03.13 – 1778.12.14)

Archbishop-Bishop of Ciudad Rodrigo (Spain) (1778.12.14 – 1781.07.21)

Archbishop Agustín Manuel Camacho y RojasPermalink
(1771.09.28 – 1774.04.13)

Died:1774.04.13

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1764.08.20 – 1771.09.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1771.09.28 – 1774.04.13)

Archbishop Lucas Ramírez Galán, O.F.M.Permalink
(1769.08.21 – 1770.12.12)

Born:1715.10.18 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1761.05.31
Died:1774.03.19 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Tanis (1761.04.06 – 1769.08.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1761.04.06 – 1769.08.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1769.08.21 – 1770.12.12)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tui (Spain) (1770.12.12 – 1774.03.19)

Archbishop Francisco Antonio de la Riva MazoPermalink
(1765.12.09 – 1768.12.08)

Born:1720.08 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1766.06.11
Died:1768.12.08 († 48)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1765.12.09 – 1768.12.08)

Archbishop Manuel Sosa BetencourtPermalink
(1765.04.22 – 1765.11.12)

Born:1700 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1757.06.26
Died:1765.11.12 († 65)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1755.11.17 – 1765.04.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1765.04.22 – 1765.11.12)

Archbishop José Javier de Arauz y RojasPermalink
(1754.06.02 – 1764.02)

Died:1764.02

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1754.06.02 – 1764.02)

Archbishop Pedro Felipe de Azúa e IturgoyenPermalink
(1744.12.18 – 1753.08.11)

Born:1693.05.27 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1722
Consecrated Bishop:1740.04.17
Died:1754.04.22 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Botrys (1735.07.27 – 1742.02.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Concepción (Chile) (1735.07.27 – 1742.02.22)

Bishop of Concepción (Argentina) (1742.02.22 – 1744.12.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1744.12.18 – 1753.08.11)

Archbishop Diego Fermín de Vergara, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1740.12.12 – 1744.02.07)

Born:1676.07.31 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1735
Died:1744.02.07 († 67)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1732.12.19 – 1740.12.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1740.12.12 – 1744.02.07)

Archbishop Juan de Galabis, O. Praem.Permalink
(1738.03.03 – 1739.11.14)

Born:1683.05.13 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1731.04
Died:1739.11.14 († 56)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1729.05.28 – 1738.03.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1738.03.03 – 1739.11.14)

Archbishop Antonio Claudio Alvarez de QuiñonesPermalink
(1725.01.29 – 1736.10.21)

Born:1687 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1718.05.01
Died:1736.10.21 († 49)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1717.04.12 – 1725.01.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1725.01.29 – 1736.10.21)

Archbishop Francisco del Rincón, O.M.Permalink
(1716.10.05 – 1723.06.28)

Born:1650.01.29 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1707.06.29
Died:1723.06.28 († 73)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1705.12.14 – 1714.02.26)

Archbishop-Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1714.02.26 – 1716.10.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1716.10.05 – 1723.06.28)

Archbishop Francisco de Cosío y OteroPermalink
(1704.01.14 – 1715.11.29)

Born:1640.04.12 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1704.04.06
Died:1715.11.29 († 75)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1704.01.14 – 1715.11.29)

Archbishop Ignacio de UrbinaPermalink
(1690.09.26 – 1703.04.09)

Born: (Spain)
Died:1703.04.09

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1690.09.26 – 1703.04.09)

Archbishop Antonio Sanz LozanoPermalink
(1681.02.22 – 1688.05.28)

Born:1622.06.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1661.03
Died:1688.05.28 († 65)

Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1659.11.10 – 1681.02.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1681.02.22 – 1688.05.28)

Archbishop Juan de Dios de Arguinao y Gutiérrez, O.P.Permalink
(1661.06.17 – 1678.10.05)

Died:1678.10.05

Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) (1649 – 1661.06.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1661.06.17 – 1678.10.05)

Archbishop Cristóbal de Torres, O.P.Permalink
(1635.01.08 – 1654.07.08)

Born:1573.12.27 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1635.07
Died:1654.07.08 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1635.01.08 – 1654.07.08)

Archbishop Bernardino de Almansa CarriónPermalink
(1631.12.15 – 1633.09.26)

Born:1579.07.06 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1629.12
Died:1633.09.26 († 54)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1629.09.17 – 1631.12.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1631.12.15 – 1633.09.26)

Archbishop Julián de CortázarPermalink
(1625.04.07 – 1630.10.31)

Born:1576.01.07 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1618.12.25
Died:1630.10.31 († 54)

Bishop of Córdoba (Argentina) (1617.04.10 – 1625.04.07)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1625.04.07 – 1630.10.31)

Archbishop Hernando de Arias y UgartePermalink
(1618.01 – 1625.07.30)

Died:1638.01.27

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1618.01 – 1625.07.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1625.07.30 – 1628)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1628 – 1638.01.27)

Archbishop Pedro Ordóñez y FlórezPermalink
(1610.04.19 – 1614.06.11)

Born:1560 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1611.12.21
Died:1614.06.11 († 54)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1610.04.19 – 1614.06.11)

Archbishop Juan Castro, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1608.01.07 – 1609.06)

Born:1547.01.25 (Spain)
Died:1611.08.01 († 64)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1608.01.07 – 1609.06)

Archbishop Bartolomé Lobo GuerreroPermalink
(1596.08.12 – 1607.11.19)

Born:1546 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1597
Died:1622.01.12 († 76)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1596.08.12 – 1607.11.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1607.11.19 – 1622.01.12)

Archbishop Bartolomé Martinez Menacho y MesaPermalink
(1593.04.30 – 1594.08.17)

Born:1517 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1588.09
Died:1594.08.17 († 77)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1587.04.27 – 1593.04.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1593.04.30 – 1594.08.17)

Archbishop Alfonso López de AvilaPermalink
(1591.11.29 – 1591.12.30)

Died:1591.12.30

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (1580.03.14 – 1591.11.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1591.11.29 – 1591.12.30)

Archbishop Luis Zapata de Cárdenas, O.F.M.Permalink
(1570.01.08 – 1590.02.24)

Born:1510 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1571.05
Died:1590.02.24 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1570.01.08 – 1590.02.24)

Archbishop Juan de los Barrios, O.F.M.Permalink
(1564.03.22 – 1569.02.12)

Born:1496 (Spain)
Died:1569.02.12 († 73)

Bishop of Paraguay (Paraguay) (1547.07.01 – 1552.04.02)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1552.04.02 – 1562.09.11)

Bishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1562.09.11 – 1564.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1564.03.22 – 1569.02.12)

Bishops of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan de los Barrios, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1562.09.11 – 1564.03.22)

(see above)

Former Prelates


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