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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Nueva Pamplona

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 6,571 km²

Population: 210,240 Catholics (96.8% of 217,140 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Arauca, Cúcuta, Ocaña, Tibú

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bucaramanga (←), Ocaña (↖), Cúcuta (↑), San Cristóbal de Venezuela (↗), Guasdualito (→), Arauca (↘), Málaga–Soatá (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 36 parishes, 15 missions, 69 priests (diocesan), 78 lay religious (78 sisters), 37 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Bucaramanga (←), Ocaña (↖), Cúcuta (↑), San Cristóbal de Venezuela (↗), Guasdualito (→), Arauca (↘), Málaga–Soatá (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop:vacant
Auxiliary Bishop (2016.04.16 – ...):Bishop Jaime Cristóbal Abril González (46)Bishop Jaime Cristóbal Abril González (46)

Titular Bishop of Putia in Byzacena

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Nueva Pamplona (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Luis Madrid Merlano (72)Archbishop Luis Madrid Merlano (72)Permalink
(2010.03.30 – 2018.06.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia)

Melior sapientia quam arma

Born:1946.10.27 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1971.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1988.07.03

Bishop-Prelate of Tibú (Colombia) (1988.05.21 – 1995.04.19)

Bishop of Cartago (Colombia) (1995.04.19 – 2010.03.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (2010.03.30 – 2018.06.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2010.09.01 – 2011.07.16)

Bishop Jaime Prieto AmayaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.09 – 2010.03.30)

Archbishop Gustavo Martínez FríasPermalink
(1999.03.18 – 2009.08.29)

Born:1935.05.30 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1960.11.27
Consecrated Bishop:1987.02.20
Died:2009.08.29 († 74)

Bishop of Ipiales (Colombia) (1987.01.16 – 1999.03.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1999.03.18 – 2009.08.29)

Archbishop Víctor Manuel López Forero (87)Archbishop Víctor Manuel López Forero (87)Permalink
(1994.06.21 – 1998.06.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Bucaramanga (Colombia)
Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Montelíbano (Colombia)

Born:1931.03.29 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1957.10.27
Consecrated Bishop:1977.06.29

Titular Bishop of Afufenia (1977.05.06 – 1980.12.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1977.05.06 – 1980.12.06)

Bishop of Socorro y San Gil (Colombia) (1980.12.06 – 1985.06.07)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1985.06.07 – 1986.07.21)

Titular Bishop of Cilibia (1985.06.07 – 1994.06.21)

Military Ordinary of Colombia (Colombia) (1986.07.21 – 1994.06.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1994.06.21 – 1998.06.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucaramanga (Colombia) (1998.06.27 – 2009.02.13)

Apostolic Administrator of Socorro y San Gil (Colombia) (2009.05 – 2010.02.02)

Apostolic Administrator of Montelíbano (Colombia) (2010.09 – 2012.02.02)

Archbishop Rafael Sarmiento PeraltaPermalink
(1985.01.12 – 1994.06.21)

Born:1914.11.30 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.16
Consecrated Bishop:1963.01.06
Died:2000.04.25 († 85)

Bishop of Ocaña (Colombia) (1962.10.26 – 1972.07.24)

Bishop of Neiva (Colombia) (1972.07.24 – 1985.01.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1985.01.12 – 1994.06.21)

Archbishop Mario Revollo Bravo (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1978.02.28 – 1984.06.25)

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)

Archbishop Alfredo Rubio DiazPermalink
(1968.03.27 – 1978.02.28)

Born:1901.12.08 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1926.11.07
Consecrated Bishop:1953.09.13
Died:1992.08.19 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Vallis (1953.07.07 – 1956.05.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1953.07.07 – 1956.05.29)

Bishop of Girardot (Colombia) (1956.05.29 – 1961.02.12)

Bishop of Sonsón (Colombia) (1961.02.12 – 1968.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1968.03.27 – 1978.02.28)

Archbishop Aníbal Muñoz Duque (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1959.08.03 – 1968.03.30)

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)

Archbishop Bernardo Botero Alvarez, C.M.Permalink
(1956.05.29 – 1959.06.28)

Born:1891.07.10 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1918.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1944.08.24
Died:1959.06.28 († 67)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1944.07.05 – 1956.05.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1956.05.29 – 1959.06.28)

Bishops of Nueva Pamplona (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael Afanador y Cadena (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1916.06.04 – 1956.05.29)

Born:1871.04.04 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1898.07.03
Consecrated Bishop:1916.09.03
Died:1957.03.05 († 85)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1916.06.04 – 1956.05.29)

Titular Archbishop of Pompeiopolis in Cilicia (1956.05.29 – 1957.03.05)

Bishop Evaristo BlancoPermalink
(1909.03.27 – 1915.09.15)

Born:1855.10.25
Died:1915.09.15 († 59)

Bishop of Socorro (Colombia) (1897.04.09 – 1909.03.27)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1909.03.27 – 1915.09.15)

Bishop Ignacio Antonio ParraPermalink
(1875.09.17 – 1909.08.15)

Born:1824.01.04
Consecrated Bishop:1871.04.16
Died:1909.08.15 († 85)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1870.03.21 – 1875.09.17)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1875.09.17 – 1909.08.15)

Bishop Indalecio BarretoPermalink
(1874.01.16 – 1875.03.20)

Consecrated Bishop:1873.10.19
Died:1875.03.20

Titular Bishop of Dora (1873.03.21 – 1874.01.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1873.03.21 – 1874.01.16)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1874.01.16 – 1875.03.20)

Bishop Bonifacio ToscanoPermalink
(1865.11.14 – 1873.11.18)

Born:1810 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1848
Consecrated Bishop:1865.08.15
Died:1896.08.13 († 86)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1865.11.14 – 1873.11.18)

Titular Bishop of Centuria (1874.01.16 – 1896.08.13)

Bishop José Luis NiñoPermalink
(1856.05.27 – 1864.02.12)

Consecrated Bishop:1856.10
Died:1864.02.12

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1856.05.27 – 1864.02.12)

Bishop José Jorge Torres EstansPermalink
(1837.08.30 – 1853.04.17)

Born:1772.04.22 (Colombia)
Died:1853.04.17 († 80)

Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1837.08.30 – 1853.04.17)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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