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Diocese of

Palmira

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 4,796 km²

Population: 737,275 Catholics (90.2% of 817,171 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cali

Neighbouring Dioceses: Cali (←), Buenaventura (↖), Istmina–Tadó (↖), Buga (↑), Espinal (→)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 48 parishes, 3 missions, 80 priests (73 diocesan, 7 religious), 221 lay religious (17 brothers, 204 sisters), 25 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2010.05.24 – ...):Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palmira (Roman Rite)

Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)Bishop Edgar de Jesús García Gil (72)Permalink
(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 Abraham Escudero MontoyaPermalink
(2007.02.02 – 2009.11.06)

Born:1940.01.24 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.21
Died:2009.11.06 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Risinium (1986.05.22 – 1990.04.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1986.05.22 – 1990.04.30)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1990.04.30 – 2007.02.02)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (2007.02.02 – 2009.11.06)

Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales García (71)Bishop Orlando Antonio Corrales García (71) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2001.04.09 – 2007.01.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia)

Born:1947.01.26 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1971.12.05
Consecrated Bishop:1998.03.25

Titular Bishop of Thuccabora (1998.01.28 – 2001.04.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1998.01.28 – 2001.04.09)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (2001.04.09 – 2007.01.12)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia (Colombia) (2007.01.12 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Sincelejo (Colombia) (2014.03.16 – 2015.02.19)

Bishop José Mario Escobar SernaPermalink
(1983.08.20 – 2000.10.13)

Born:1927.11.21 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1953.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1974.07.29
Died:2005.06.10 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Urbisaglia (1974.06.20 – 1982.05.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Vicariate of Colombia (Colombia) (1974.06.20 – 1982.05.03)

Coadjutor Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (1982.05.03 – 1983.08.20)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (1983.08.20 – 2000.10.13)

Bishop Jesús Antonio Castro BecerraPermalink
(1952.12.18 – 1983.08.20)

Born:1908.06.26 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1933.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1948.10.31
Died:1991.04.01 († 82)

Bishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (1948.08.19 – 1952.12.18)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (1952.12.18 – 1983.08.20)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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