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Diocese of

Montelíbano

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,500 km²

Population: 298,000 Catholics (90.9% of 327,924 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cartagena

Neighbouring Dioceses: Apartadó (←), Montería (↑), Sincelejo (↗), Magangué (→), Santa Rosa de Osos (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 19 parishes, 6 missions, 37 priests (35 diocesan, 2 religious), 24 lay religious (2 brothers, 22 sisters), 18 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Montelíbano (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio (56)Bishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio (56) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2012.02.02 – 2018.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia)

Born:1962.03.03 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1989.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:2012.04.18

Bishop of Montelíbano (Colombia) (2012.02.02 – 2018.05.19)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia) (2018.05.19 – ...)

Archbishop Víctor Manuel López Forero (87)Archbishop Víctor Manuel López Forero (87)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.09 – 2012.02.02)

Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)Permalink
(2002.10.28 – 2010.05.24)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia)

Born:1946.10.13 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1971.08.28
Consecrated Bishop:1992.09.08

Titular Bishop of Fordongianus (1992.07.08 – 2002.10.28)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia) (1992.07.08 – 2002.10.28)

Bishop of Montelíbano (Colombia) (2002.10.28 – 2010.05.24)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (2010.05.24 – ...)

Bishop Julio César Vidal Ortiz (74)Bishop Julio César Vidal Ortiz (74)Permalink
(1998.12.29 – 2001.10.31)

Bishop emeritus of Cúcuta (Colombia)

Born:1944.06.19 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1973.04.07
Consecrated Bishop:1994.02.18

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Sinú (Colombia) (1993.12.16 – 1998.12.29)

Bishop of Montelíbano (Colombia) (1998.12.29 – 2001.10.31)

Bishop of Montería (Colombia) (2001.10.31 – 2011.07.16)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2011.07.16 – 2015.07.24)

Prelates of Alto Sinú (Roman Rite)

Bishop Julio César Vidal Ortiz (74)Bishop Julio César Vidal Ortiz (74)Permalink
(1993.12.16 – 1998.12.29)

(see above)

Archbishop Flavio Calle Zapata (74)Bishop Flavio Calle Zapata (74) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1989.02.16 – 1993.02.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia)

Born:1944.02.18 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1968.08.22
Consecrated Bishop:1989.03.16

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Sinú (Colombia) (1989.02.16 – 1993.02.16)

Bishop of Sonsón–Rionegro (Colombia) (1993.02.16 – 2003.01.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (2003.01.10 – ...)

Bishop Alfonso Sánchez Peña, C.M.F.Permalink
(1969.07.28 – 1989.02.16)

Born:1913.03.06 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1937.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1969.10.05
Died:1997.07.11 († 84)

Bishop-Prelate of Alto Sinú (Colombia) (1969.07.28 – 1989.02.16)

Titular Bishop of Castro di Sardegna (1969.07.28 – 1997.07.11)

Vicars Apostolic of San Jorge (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E. (95)Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E. (95)Permalink
(1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Bishop emeritus of Magangué (Colombia)

Born:1923.09.06 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1960.07.25

Titular Bishop of Cardicium (1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Bishop of Magangué (Colombia) (1969.04.25 – 1994.05.31)

Bishop José Lecuona Labandibar, I.E.M.E.Permalink
(1958.07.04 – 1959.10.20)

Born:1909.08.28 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.03
Died:1997.01.08 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1958.07.04 – 1959.10.20)

Titular Bishop of Vagada (1958.07.04 – 1997.01.08)

Bishop Francisco Santos Santiago, P.I.M.E.Permalink
(1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Born:1894.03.05 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1918.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.09
Died:1957.12.25 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Thebæ Phthiotides (1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Prefects Apostolic of Sinú-San Jorge (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcellino Lardizábal Aguirrebengoa, I.E.M.E.Permalink
(1931.01.12 – 1949)

Born:1879.06.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1902.12
Died:1949 († 70)

Prefect Apostolic of Sinú (Colombia) (1925.03.04 – 1931.01.12)

Prefect Apostolic of Sinú-San Jorge (Colombia) (1931.01.12 – 1949)

Prefects Apostolic of Sinú (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcellino Lardizábal Aguirrebengoa, I.E.M.E.Permalink
(1925.03.04 – 1931.01.12)

(see above)


as of 2018.11.07

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