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Diocese of

Málaga–Soatá

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 7,466 km²

Population: 95,615 Catholics (90.7% of 105,400 total) (2018)

Statistics: 31 parishes, 171 priests (diocesan), 30 lay religious (30 sisters), 22 seminarians (2018)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bucaramanga

Neighbouring Dioceses: Socorro y San Gil (←), Bucaramanga (↖), Nueva Pamplona (↑), Arauca (→), Duitama–Sogamoso (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

History


Special Churches

All Churches (31)

Socorro y San Gil (←), Bucaramanga (↖), Nueva Pamplona (↑), Arauca (→), Duitama–Sogamoso (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2021.11.20 – ...):Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)

Bishop of Duitama–Sogamoso (Colombia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Málaga–Soatá (Roman Rite)

Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2021.11.20 – ...)

Bishop José Libardo Garcés Monsalve (54)Bishop José Libardo Garcés Monsalve (54)Permalink
(2016.06.29 – 2021.10.04)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia)

Born:1967.09.26 (Aguadas, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1993.11.27
Consecrated Bishop:2016.09.01

Bishop of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia) (2016.06.29 – 2021.10.04)

Apostolic Administrator of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2021.01.20 – 2021.10.04)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2021.10.04 – ...)

Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)Bishop Misael Vacca Ramírez (66)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2015.08.15 – 2016.06.29)

Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid (59)Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoa Cadavid (59)Permalink
(2011.01.24 – 2015.07.24)

Military Ordinary of Colombia (Colombia)

In nomine Jesu Christi

Born:1962.10.18 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1986.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2006.04.01

Titular Bishop of San Leone (2006.01.24 – 2011.01.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (2006.01.24 – 2011.01.24)

Bishop of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia) (2011.01.24 – 2015.07.24)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2015.07.24 – 2020.12.07)

Military Ordinary of Colombia (Colombia) (2020.12.07 – ...)

Archbishop Darío de Jesús Monsalve Mejía (73)Bishop Darío de Jesús Monsalve Mejía (73) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2001.07.25 – 2010.06.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cali (Colombia)

Born:1948.03.15 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1976.10.17
Consecrated Bishop:1993.11.15

Titular Bishop of Iunca in Mauretania (1993.10.07 – 2001.07.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1993.10.07 – 2001.07.25)

Bishop of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia) (2001.07.25 – 2010.06.03)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Cali (Colombia) (2010.06.03 – 2011.05.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cali (Colombia) (2011.05.18 – ...)

Bishop Hernán Giraldo Jaramillo (85)Bishop Hernán Giraldo Jaramillo (85)Permalink
(1987.07.07 – 2001.01.19)

Bishop emeritus of Buga (Colombia)

Born:1936.10.21 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1964.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1984.08.06

Titular Bishop of Alessano (1984.06.27 – 1987.07.07)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pereira (Colombia) (1984.06.27 – 1987.07.07)

Bishop of Málaga–Soatá (Colombia) (1987.07.07 – 2001.01.19)

Bishop of Buga (Colombia) (2001.01.19 – 2012.05.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Magangué (Colombia) (2012.07.30 – 2014.11.21)


as of 2021.11.28

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