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Diocese of

Santa Marta

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 11,333 km²

Population: 763,065 Catholics (90.4% of 844,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Barranquilla

Neighbouring Dioceses: Cartagena (↙), Barranquilla (←), Riohacha (→), Valledupar (↘), El Banco (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Statistics: 53 parishes, 61 missions, 85 priests (72 diocesan, 13 religious), 1 deacon, 73 lay religious (13 brothers, 60 sisters), 26 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.08.05 – ...):Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta Sandoval (72)Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta Sandoval (72)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Santa Marta (Roman Rite)

Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta Sandoval (72)Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta Sandoval (72)Permalink
(2014.08.05 – ...)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia)

Born:1946.10.07 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1972.10.29
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.08

Titular Bishop of Centenaria (1999.07.19 – 2007.07.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia) (1999.07.19 – 2007.07.03)

Bishop of Apartadó (Colombia) (2007.07.03 – 2014.08.05)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (2014.08.05 – ...)

Bishop Hugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi (83)Bishop Hugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi (83)Permalink
(1987.12.04 – 2014.08.05)

Bishop emeritus of Santa Marta (Colombia)

Born:1935.10.21 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1967.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1978.02.18

Titular Bishop of Sala Consilina (1977.12.09 – 1987.12.04)

Auxiliary Bishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (1977.12.09 – 1987.12.04)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1987.12.04 – 2014.08.05)

Bishop Félix María Torres Parra (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1980.12.11 – 1987.05.11)

Born:1923.07.12 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1966.07.24
Died:2007.04.03 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Cellæ in Proconsulari (1966.06.04 – 1969.04.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1966.06.04 – 1969.04.25)

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia) (1969.04.25 – 1980.12.11)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1980.12.11 – 1987.05.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (1987.05.11 – 1999.03.18)

Bishop Javier Naranjo VillegasPermalink
(1971.06.02 – 1980.07.24)

Born:1919.01.21 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1942.03.15
Consecrated Bishop:1971.06.29
Died:2014.03.07 († 95)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1971.06.02 – 1980.07.24)

Bishop Norberto Forero y GarcíaPermalink
(1956.05.27 – 1971.06.02)

Born:1895.03.05 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1919.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.09
Died:1981.03.09 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Hilta (1951.07.07 – 1956.05.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (1951.07.07 – 1956.05.27)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1956.05.27 – 1971.06.02)

Bishop Bernardo Botero Alvarez, C.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1944.07.05 – 1956.05.29)

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)

Bishop Joaquín Garcia Benitez, C.I.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1917.09.17 – 1942.05.14)

In te speravi non confudar in æternum

Born:1883.04.04 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1909.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1918.02.17
Died:1958.09.01 († 75)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1917.09.17 – 1942.05.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1942.05.14 – 1957.11.28)

Titular Archbishop of Selymbria (1957.11.28 – 1958.09.01)

Bishop Francesco Cristoforo Toro CorreaPermalink
(1913.12.16 – 1917.02.08)

Adveniat regnum tuum

Born:1869.04.08 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1894.12.22
Died:1942.11.16 († 73)

Bishop of Socorro (Colombia) (1910.10.18 – 1913.12.16)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1913.12.16 – 1917.02.08)

Bishop of Antioquía–Jericó (Colombia) (1917.02.08 – 1941.07.03)

Bishop of Antioquía (Colombia) (1941.07.03 – 1942.11.16)

Bishop Francisco Simón y Ródenas, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1904.06.11 – 1912.12.02)

Born:1849.10.02 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1904.10.30
Died:1914.08.22 († 64)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1904.06.11 – 1912.12.02)

Titular Bishop of Echinus (1912.12.02 – 1914.08.22)

Bishop Raffaele CeledónPermalink
(1891.12.17 – 1902.12.10)

Born:1833.01.02 (Italy)
Died:1902.12.10 († 69)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1891.12.17 – 1902.12.10)

Bishop José RomeroPermalink
(1875.07.05 – 1891.09.22)

Born:1815 (Colombia)
Consecrated Bishop:1867.04.28
Died:1891.09.22 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Dibon (1866.01.08 – 1875.07.05)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1875.07.05 – 1891.09.22)

Bishop Vicente Arbeláez Gómez (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1859.05.13 – 1864.12.09)

Died:1884.06.29

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1859.05.13 – 1864.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Massimopolis (1859.11.13 – 1864.12.09)

Titular Archbishop of Massimopolis (1864.12.09 – 1868.02.06)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1864.12.09 – 1868.02.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1868.02.06 – 1884.06.29)

Bishop Bernabé Rojas, O.P.Permalink
(1854.01.13 – 1858.04.13)

Died:1858.04.13

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1854.01.13 – 1858.04.13)

Bishop Luigi-Giuseppe SerranoPermalink
(1836.02.01 – 1852.05.12)

Born:1777.08.25
Ordained Priest:1800.08.31
Consecrated Bishop:1836.07.31
Died:1852.05.12 († 74)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1836.02.01 – 1852.05.12)

Bishop José María EstévezPermalink
(1827.05.21 – 1834.10.15)

Consecrated Bishop:1828.02.17
Died:1834.10.15

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1827.05.21 – 1834.10.15)

Bishop Antonio Gómez Polanco, O.F.M.Permalink
(1817.07.28 – 1820.12.13)

Born:1753.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1819.02.21
Died:1820.12.13 († 67)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1817.07.28 – 1820.12.13)

Bishop Manuel Redondo y GómezPermalink
(1811.04.19 – 1813)

Died:1813

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1811.04.19 – 1813)

Bishop Miguel Sánchez Cerrudo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1804.08.20 – 1810.08.04)

Born:1753.07.07 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1808.11.20
Died:1810.08.04 († 57)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1804.08.20 – 1810.08.04)

Bishop Eugenio de la Santísima Trinidad Sesé, O.A.R.Permalink
(1801.09.20 – 1805.10.31)

Born:1750.12.19 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1803.01.30
Died:1805.10.31 († 54)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1801.09.20 – 1805.10.31)

Bishop Diego Santamaría Cevallos, O.F.M.Permalink
(1798.04.17 – 1801.10.10)

Born:1740.07.15 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1798.07.08
Died:1801.10.10 († 61)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1798.04.17 – 1801.10.10)

Bishop José Alejandro de Egües y VillamarPermalink
(1792 – 1796)

Died:1796

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1792 – 1796)

Bishop Anselmo José de Fraga y MárquezPermalink
(1790.03.29 – 1792)

Died:1792

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1790.03.29 – 1792)

Bishop Francisco NavarroPermalink
(1775.03.13 – 1788)

Died:1788

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1775.03.13 – 1788)

Bishop Francisco Javier CalvoPermalink
(1771.03.04 – 1773.12.22)

Born:1728.06.27 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1771.11
Died:1773.12.22 († 45)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1771.03.04 – 1773.12.22)

Bishop Agustín Manuel Camacho y Rojas (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1764.08.20 – 1771.09.28)

Died:1774.04.13

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1764.08.20 – 1771.09.28)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1771.09.28 – 1774.04.13)

Bishop Nicolás Gil Martínez y MaloPermalink
(1755.08.04 – 1763.04.04)

Born:1703.09.10 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1756.01.04
Died:1763.04.04 († 59)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1755.08.04 – 1763.04.04)

Bishop Joannes Nieto Polo del AguilaPermalink
(1743.07.15 – 1746.11.28)

Died:1759.03.12

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1743.07.15 – 1746.11.28)

Bishop of Quito (Ecuador) (1746.11.28 – 1759.03.12)

Bishop José Ignacio Mijares Solórzano y TobarPermalink
(1740.11.11 – 1742)

Born:1690 (Venezuela)
Consecrated Bishop:1741.08.27
Died:1742 († 52)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1740.11.11 – 1742)

Bishop Antonio Monroy Meneses, O. de M.Permalink
(1715.08.12 – 1738.09.01)

Born:1673.10.16 (Spain)
Died:1744 († 71)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1715.08.12 – 1738.09.01)

Bishop Ludovicus de Gayoso, O. Cist.Permalink
(1713.08.30 – 1713.12)

Died:1713.12

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1713.08.30 – 1713.12)

Bishop Juan Victores de Velasco, O.S.B.Permalink
(1694.07.19 – 1707.11.28)

Died:1713.12.10

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1694.07.19 – 1707.11.28)

Bishop of Trujillo (Peru) (1707.11.28 – 1713.12.10)

Bishop Gregorius Jacobus PastranaPermalink
(1684.04.24 – 1690)

Born:1624
Died:1690 († 66)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1684.04.24 – 1690)

Bishop Diego de Baños y SotomayorPermalink
(1677.09.13 – 1683.02.15)

Born:1637 (Peru)
Consecrated Bishop:1677.11.21
Died:1706.05.15 († 69)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1677.09.13 – 1683.02.15)

Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1683.02.15 – 1706.05.15)

Bishop Lucas Fernández de PiedrahitaPermalink
(1668.02.27 – 1676.11.16)

Born:1624 (Colombia)
Consecrated Bishop:1660
Died:1688.03.29 († 64)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1668.02.27 – 1676.11.16)

Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1676.11.16 – 1688.03.29)

Bishop Melchor de Liñán y Cisneros (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1664.10.06 – 1668.01.26)

Born:1629.12.19 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1665
Died:1708.06.28 († 78)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1664.10.06 – 1668.01.26)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1668.01.26 – 1672.02.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of La Plata (Bolivia) (1672.02.08 – 1677.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Lima (Peru) (1677.06.14 – 1708.06.28)

Bishop Francisco de la Trinidad Arrieta, O.P.Permalink
(1661.09.05 – 1663)

Born: (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1662
Died:1663

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1661.09.05 – 1663)

Bishop Francisco de la Cruz, O.P.Permalink
(1658.02.25 – 1660)

Died:1660

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1658.02.25 – 1660)

Bishop Juan de Espinoza y Orozco, O.P.Permalink
(1642.06.16 – 1652)

Died:1652

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1642.06.16 – 1652)

Bishop Antonio Corderina Vega, O.E.S.A.Permalink
(1630.12.16 – 1642.05.26)

Born:1570 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1631
Died:1649 († 79)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1630.12.16 – 1642.05.26)

Bishop of Ayacucho (Peru) (1642.05.26 – 1649)

Bishop Lucas García MirandaPermalink
(1625.12.15 – 1629)

Born:1587 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1626
Died:1629 († 42)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1625.12.15 – 1629)

Bishop Leonel de Cervantes y CaravajalPermalink
(1621.03.17 – 1625.12.01)

Consecrated Bishop:1622.07.15
Died:1637

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1621.03.17 – 1625.12.01)

Bishop of Santiago (Cuba) (1625.12.01 – 1629.12.17)

Bishop of Guadalajara (Mexico) (1629.12.17 – 1636.02.18)

Bishop of Antequera (Mexico) (1636.02.18 – 1637)

Bishop Sebastián Ocando, O.F.M.Permalink
(1579.02.06 – 1619.06.21)

Died:1619.06.21

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1579.02.06 – 1619.06.21)

Bishop Juan Méndez de Villafranca, O.P.Permalink
(1577.04.14 – 1577.12)

Died:1577.12

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1577.04.14 – 1577.12)

Bishop Juan de los Barrios, O.F.M. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1552.04.02 – 1562.09.11)

Born:1496 (Spain)
Died:1569.02.12 († 73)

Bishop of Paraguay (Paraguay) (1547.07.01 – 1552.04.02)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1552.04.02 – 1562.09.11)

Bishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1562.09.11 – 1564.03.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1564.03.22 – 1569.02.12)

Bishop Martín de Calatayud, O.S.H.Permalink
(1543.12.19 – 1548.11.09)

Born:1501 (Spain)
Consecrated Bishop:1547.12
Died:1548.11.09 († 47)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1543.12.19 – 1548.11.09)

Bishop Juan Fernando AnguloPermalink
(1536.09.06 – 1542.07)

Died:1542.07

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1536.09.06 – 1542.07)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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