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Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Villavicencio

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 53,560 km²

Population: 678,384 Catholics (97.4% of 696,315 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Granada, San José del Guaviare

Neighbouring Dioceses: Bogotá (↖), Zipaquirá (↑), Garagoa (↑), Yopal (↗), Trinidad (↗), Puerto Gaitán (→), Granada (↘), San José del Guaviare (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 129 parishes, 1 mission, 176 priests (143 diocesan, 33 religious), 10 deacons, 122 lay religious (69 brothers, 53 sisters), 88 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.11.30 – ...):Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega (71)Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega (71)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Villavicencio (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega (71)Archbishop Oscar Urbina Ortega (71)Permalink
(2007.11.30 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Villavicencio (Colombia)
President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia

Born:1947.04.13 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1973.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.13

Titular Bishop of Forconio (1996.03.08 – 1999.11.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1996.03.08 – 1999.11.09)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (1999.11.09 – 2007.11.30)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (2007.11.30 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2014.07.09 – 2017.07.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2017.07.05 – ...)

Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas (73)Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas (73)Permalink
(2004.07.03 – 2007.05.31)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Villavicencio (Colombia)

Born:1944.12.21 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1969.11.29
Consecrated Bishop:1996.04.13

Titular Bishop of Troina (1996.03.08 – 2002.07.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1996.03.08 – 2002.07.16)

Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (2002.07.16 – 2004.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (2004.07.03 – 2007.05.31)

Vice-President of Pontifical Commission for Latin America (2007.05.31 – 2011.05.13)

Secretary of Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (2011.05.13 – ...)

Bishops of Villavicencio (Roman Rite)

Archbishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas (73)Bishop José Octavio Ruiz Arenas (73) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(2002.07.16 – 2004.07.03)

(see above)

Bishop Alfonso Cabezas Aristizábal, C.M. (74)Bishop Alfonso Cabezas Aristizábal, C.M. (74)Permalink
(1994.05.03 – 2001.06.16)

Bishop emeritus of Villavicencio (Colombia)

Born:1943.12.11 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1969.05.24
Consecrated Bishop:1988.06.04

Titular Bishop of Zama minor (1988.04.22 – 1992.05.13)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia) (1988.04.22 – 1992.05.13)

Coadjutor Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1992.05.13 – 1994.05.03)

Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1994.05.03 – 2001.06.16)

Bishop Gregorio Garavito Jiménez, S.M.M.Permalink
(1969.04.26 – 1994.05.03)

Born:1919.03.09 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1942.07.24
Consecrated Bishop:1962.02.11
Died:2016.02.16 († 96)

Titular Bishop of Ciparissia (1961.12.04 – 1969.04.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1961.12.04 – 1969.04.26)

Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1969.04.26 – 1994.05.03)

Bishop Frans Joseph Bruls Canisius, S.M.M.Permalink
(1964.02.11 – 1969.04.26)

Born:1897.10.29 (Netherlands)
Ordained Priest:1924.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1939.05.01
Died:1988.09.07 († 90)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Los Llanos de San Martín (Colombia) (1939.01.07 – 1939.06.27)

Titular Bishop of Parætonium (1939.01.07 – 1964.02.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Los Llanos de San Martín (Colombia) (1939.06.27 – 1949.06.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1949.06.09 – 1964.02.11)

Bishop of Villavicencio (Colombia) (1964.02.11 – 1969.04.26)

Titular Bishop of Trogir (1969.04.26 – 1976.01.07)

Vicars Apostolic of Villavicencio (Roman Rite)

Bishop Frans Joseph Bruls Canisius, S.M.M.Permalink
(1949.06.09 – 1964.02.11)

(see above)

Vicars Apostolic of Los Llanos de San Martín (Roman Rite)

Bishop Frans Joseph Bruls Canisius, S.M.M.Permalink
(1939.06.27 – 1949.06.09)

(see above)

Bishop Joseph-Marie-Désiré Guiot, S.M.M.Permalink
(1908.04.04 – 1939.06.24)

Born:1860.08.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1884.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:1908.05.28
Died:1941.12.24 († 81)

Titular Bishop of Augustopolis in Phrygia (1908.03.24 – 1941.12.24)

Vicar Apostolic of Los Llanos de San Martín (Colombia) (1908.04.04 – 1939.06.24)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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