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Diocese of

Vélez

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 4,957 km²

Population: 205,000 Catholics (88.7% of 231,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bucaramanga

Neighbouring Dioceses: Barrancabermeja (↑), Socorro y San Gil (→), Chiquinquirá (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 33 parishes, 8 missions, 40 priests (diocesan), 1 deacon, 28 lay religious (28 sisters), 17 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2016.10.26 – ...):Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (48)Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (48)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vélez (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (48)Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (48)Permalink
(2016.10.26 – ...)

Bishop of Vélez (Colombia)

Born:1970.04.28 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1996.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:2016.12.03

Bishop of Vélez (Colombia) (2016.10.26 – ...)

Bishop Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón (66)Bishop Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón (66)Permalink
(2003.05.14 – 2015.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Fidoloma
Auxiliary Bishop of Pereira (Colombia)

Born:1952.02.02 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1978.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2003.06.27

Bishop of Vélez (Colombia) (2003.05.14 – 2015.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Fidoloma (2015.11.30 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pereira (Colombia) (2015.11.30 – ...)


as of 2018.11.07

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