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Changes in Ecclesiastical Circumscriptions

in Colombia

Colombia
DateAscendingChange
1534.01.10Diocese of Santa Marta was established (from Diocese of Santo Domingo)
1534.04.24Diocese of Cartagena was established (from Diocese of Panamá)
1546.08.22Diocese of Popayán was established (from Diocese of Panamá)
1562.09.11Diocese of Santa Marta was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
1562.09.11Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Santa Marta)
1564.03.22Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada
1577.04.14Diocese of Santa Marta was restored (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
1804.08.31Diocese of Antioquía was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada, Diocese of Cartagena and Diocese of Popayán)
1835.09.25Diocese of Nueva Pamplona was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
1859.04.10Diocese of Pasto was established (from Diocese of Popayán)
1868.02.14Diocese of Antioquía was suppressed (to establish Diocese of Medellín–Antioquía)
1868.02.14Diocese of Medellín–Antioquía was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Antioquía)
1872.01.29Diocese of Antioquía was restored (from Diocese of Medellín–Antioquía)
1872.01.29Diocese of Medellín–Antioquía was renamed as Diocese of Medellín (lost territory to establish Diocese of Antioquía)
1875.04.16Diocese of Medellín lost territory to Diocese of Antioquía
1880.07.29Diocese of Tunja was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
1893.07.17Apostolic Vicariate of Casanare was established (from Diocese of Tunja)
1894.08.30Diocese of Tolima was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada and Diocese of Popayán)
1895.03.20Diocese of Socorro was established (from Diocese of Tunja)
1898.06.08Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada was renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá
1900.04.11Diocese of Manizales was established (from Diocese of Medellín and Diocese of Popayán)
1900.05.20Diocese of Garzón was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Tolima)
1900.05.20Diocese of Ibagué was established (from the suppressed Diocese of Tolima)
1900.05.20Diocese of Tolima was suppressed (to Diocese of Popayán, and to establish Diocese of Ibagué and Diocese of Garzón)
1900.06.20Diocese of Cartagena was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena
1900.06.20Diocese of Popayán was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Popayán
1902.02.24Diocese of Medellín was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín
1903.06.23Territorial Prelature of Intendencias Orientales was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
1904.12.20Apostolic Prefecture of Caquetá was established (from Diocese of Pasto)
1905.01.17Apostolic Vicariate of Goajira was established (from Diocese of Santa Marta)
1908.03.16Territorial Prelature of Intendencias Orientales was demoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Los Llanos de San Martín
1908.04.28Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó was established (from Diocese of Antioquía)
1910.06.07Diocese of Cali was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Popayán)
1912.06.20Mission sui juris of San Andrés y Providencia was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena)
1915.01.29Diocese of Jericó was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín)
1915.05.26Apostolic Prefecture of Arauca was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Casanare)
1917.02.05Diocese of Antioquía was renamed as Diocese of Antioquía–Jericó (gained territory from the suppressed Diocese of Jericó, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos)
1917.02.05Diocese of Jericó was suppressed (to Diocese of Antioquía–Jericó)
1917.02.05Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín and Diocese of Antioquía)
1921.05.13Apostolic Prefecture of Tierradentro was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Popayán)
1924.06.12Apostolic Prefecture of Sinú was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena)
1927.05.01Apostolic Prefecture of Tumaco was established (from Diocese of Cali and Diocese of Pasto)
1928.01.19Diocese of Socorro was renamed as Diocese of Socorro y San Gil
1928.04.02Territorial Prelature of Río Magdalena was established (from Diocese of Nueva Pamplona, Diocese of Santa Marta and Diocese of Socorro y San Gil)
1930.05.31Apostolic Prefecture of Caquetá was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Caquetá
1931.01.12Apostolic Prefecture of Sinú was renamed as Apostolic Prefecture of Sinú-San Jorge
1932.07.07Diocese of Barranquilla was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena)
1941.07.03Diocese of Antioquía–Jericó was renamed as Diocese of Antioquía (lost territory to establish Diocese of Jericó)
1941.07.03Diocese of Jericó was restored (from Diocese of Antioquía–Jericó)
1945.06.15Apostolic Prefecture of Labateca was established (from Diocese of Nueva Pamplona and Apostolic Prefecture of Arauca)
1946.11.14Mission sui juris of San Andrés y Providencia was promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of San Andrés y Providencia
1949.06.09Apostolic Prefecture of Mitú was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Los Llanos de San Martín)
1949.06.09Apostolic Vicariate of Los Llanos de San Martín was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Villavicencio (lost territory to establish Apostolic Prefecture of Mitú)
1949.10.13Military Vicariate of Colombia was established
1950.03.10Apostolic Prefecture of Sinú-San Jorge was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San Jorge
1950.04.18Territorial Prelature of Río Magdalena was demoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Barrancabermeja
1951.02.08Apostolic Vicariate of Florencia was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Caquetá)
1951.02.08Apostolic Prefecture of Leticia was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Caquetá)
1951.02.08Apostolic Vicariate of Caquetá was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Sibundoy (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Florencia and Apostolic Prefecture of Leticia)
1951.08.01Territorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo was established (from Diocese of Nueva Pamplona and Diocese of Santa Marta)
1951.09.01Diocese of Zipaquirá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
1952.11.14Apostolic Vicariate of Buenaventura was established (from Diocese of Cali and Apostolic Prefecture of Tumaco)
1952.11.14Apostolic Vicariate of Quibdó was established (from Diocese of Antioquía and Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó)
1952.12.04Apostolic Vicariate of Goajira was suppressed (to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Riohacha and Apostolic Vicariate of Valledupar)
1952.12.04Apostolic Vicariate of Riohacha was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Goajira)
1952.12.04Apostolic Vicariate of Valledupar was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Vicariate of Goajira)
1952.12.17Diocese of Armenia was established (from Diocese of Manizales, and from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó)
1952.12.17Diocese of Bucaramanga was established (from Diocese of Nueva Pamplona)
1952.12.17Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó was suppressed (to Apostolic Vicariate of Quibdó, and to establish Diocese of Armenia, Diocese of Istmina and Diocese of Pereira)
1952.12.17Diocese of Istmina was established (from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó)
1952.12.17Diocese of Palmira was established (from Diocese of Cali and Metropolitan Archdiocese of Popayán)
1952.12.17Diocese of Pereira was established (from Diocese of Manizales, and from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó)
1954Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Quibdó
1954.04.05Apostolic Prefecture of Guapi was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Tumaco)
1954.05.10Diocese of Manizales was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manizales
1954.11.20Diocese of Montería was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena and Apostolic Vicariate of San Jorge)
1955.03.07Diocese of Duitama was established (from Diocese of Tunja)
1956.04.07Apostolic Prefecture of Vichada was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Villavicencio)
1956.05.29Diocese of Cúcuta was established (from Diocese of Nueva Pamplona, and from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Labateca)
1956.05.29Diocese of Girardot was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
1956.05.29Apostolic Prefecture of Labateca was suppressed (to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Pamplona and Apostolic Prefecture of Arauca, and to establish Diocese of Cúcuta)
1956.05.29Diocese of Nueva Pamplona was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nueva Pamplona (gained territory from the suppressed Apostolic Prefecture of Labateca, and lost territory to establish Diocese of Cúcuta)
1957.03.18Diocese of Espinal was established (from Diocese of Ibagué)
1957.03.18Diocese of Sonsón was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín)
1961.02.07Apostolic Prefecture of Tumaco was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Tumaco
1962.03.16Diocese of Cartago was established (from Diocese of Cali)
1962.03.16Diocese of Facatativá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá and Diocese of Zipaquirá)
1962.10.26Diocese of Ocaña was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Barrancabermeja and Diocese of Santa Marta)
1962.10.27Apostolic Vicariate of Barrancabermeja was promoted as Diocese of Barrancabermeja
1964.01.16Apostolic Prefecture of Ariari was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Villavicencio)
1964.02.11Apostolic Vicariate of Villavicencio was promoted as Diocese of Villavicencio
1964.02.25Diocese of Garzón was renamed as Diocese of Garzón-Neiva
1964.06.20Diocese of Cali was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cali
1964.06.20Diocese of Tunja was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tunja
1964.09.23Diocese of Ipiales was established (from Diocese of Pasto)
1966.06.29Diocese of Buga was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cali and Diocese of Palmira)
1968.04.20Diocese of Sonsón was renamed as Diocese of Sonsón–Rionegro
1969.04.25Apostolic Vicariate of San Jorge was promoted as Territorial Prelature of Alto Sinú (lost territory to establish Diocese of Sincelejo)
1969.04.25Diocese of Barranquilla was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Barranquilla
1969.04.25Diocese of Magangué was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena)
1969.04.25Diocese of Sincelejo was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cartagena and Apostolic Vicariate of San Jorge)
1969.04.25Apostolic Vicariate of Valledupar was promoted as Diocese of Valledupar
1970.11.11Apostolic Prefecture of Arauca was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Arauca
1971Diocese of Facatativá lost territory to Diocese of Zipaquirá
1972.07.24Diocese of Garzón-Neiva was renamed as Diocese of Garzón (lost territory to establish Diocese of Neiva)
1972.07.24Diocese of Neiva was restored (from Diocese of Garzón-Neiva)
1974.12.14Diocese of Bucaramanga was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bucaramanga
1974.12.14Diocese of Ibagué was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ibagué
1977.04.26Diocese of Chiquinquirá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tunja)
1977.04.26Diocese of Garagoa was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tunja)
1983.11.16Territorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo was renamed as Territorial Prelature of Tibú
1984.03.29Diocese of La Dorada–Guaduas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manizales, Diocese of Barrancabermeja and Diocese of Facatativá)
1984.07.19Apostolic Vicariate of Arauca was promoted as Diocese of Arauca
1985.12.09Apostolic Vicariate of Florencia was promoted as Diocese of Florencia (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente–Puerto Leguízamo)
1985.12.09Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente–Puerto Leguízamo was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Florencia)
1986.07.21Military Vicariate of Colombia was promoted as Military Ordinariate of Obispado Castrense de Colombia
1987.07.07Diocese of Málaga–Soatá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bucaramanga and Diocese of Duitama)
1987.10.03Apostolic Prefecture of Ariari was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Ariari
1988.06.18Diocese of Apartadó was established (from Diocese of Antioquía)
1988.06.18Diocese of Caldas was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín)
1988.06.18Diocese of Girardota was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín, Diocese of Barrancabermeja and Diocese of Sonsón–Rionegro)
1988.06.18Diocese of Antioquía was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia (lost territory to establish Diocese of Apartadó)
1988.07.16Apostolic Vicariate of Riohacha was promoted as Diocese of Riohacha
1989.01.19Apostolic Vicariate of San José del Guaviare was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Mitú)
1989.06.19Apostolic Prefecture of Mitú was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Mitú–Puerto Inírida
1989.07.08Diocese of Líbano–Honda was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ibagué)
1990.04.30Diocese of Istmina was renamed as Diocese of Istmina–Tadó
1990.04.30Apostolic Vicariate of Quibdó was promoted as Diocese of Quibdó
1994.06.04Diocese of Duitama was renamed as Diocese of Duitama–Sogamoso
1996.11.30Apostolic Vicariate of Buenaventura was promoted as Diocese of Buenaventura
1996.11.30Apostolic Vicariate of Inírida was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Mitú–Puerto Inírida)
1996.11.30Apostolic Vicariate of Mitú–Puerto Inírida was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Mitú (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Inírida)
1998.12.29Territorial Prelature of Alto Sinú was promoted as Diocese of Montelíbano
1998.12.29Territorial Prelature of Tibú was promoted as Diocese of Tibú
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of Ariari was promoted as Diocese of Granada
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of Sibundoy was promoted as Diocese of Mocoa–Sibundoy
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of San José del Guaviare was promoted as Diocese of San José del Guaviare
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of Trinidad was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of Casanare)
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of Tumaco was promoted as Diocese of Tumaco
1999.10.29Apostolic Vicariate of Casanare was promoted as Diocese of Yopal (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Trinidad)
1999.12.22Apostolic Prefecture of Vichada was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Carreño (lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Inírida, and lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán)
1999.12.22Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán was established (from Apostolic Prefecture of Vichada)
2000.02.17Apostolic Prefecture of Tierradentro was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Tierradentro
2000.10.23Apostolic Prefecture of Leticia was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Leticia
2000.12.05Apostolic Prefecture of San Andrés y Providencia was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of San Andrés y Providencia
2001.02.12Apostolic Prefecture of Guapi was promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Guapi
2003.05.14Diocese of Vélez was established (from Diocese of Socorro y San Gil)
2003.08.06Diocese of Engativá was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
2003.08.06Diocese of Fontibón was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
2003.08.06Diocese of Soacha was established (from Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá)
2004.02.05Diocese of Santa Rosa de Osos lost territory to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia
2004.07.03Diocese of Villavicencio was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Villavicencio
2006.01.17Diocese of El Banco was established (from Diocese of Santa Marta and Diocese of Valledupar)
2013.02.21Apostolic Vicariate of Leticia lost territory to Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo–Solano
2013.02.21Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo–Solano was established (from Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente–Puerto Leguízamo, and gained territory from Apostolic Vicariate of Leticia)
2013.02.21Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente–Puerto Leguízamo was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Leguízamo–Solano)
2013.11.26Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente was renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente del Caguán
2016.01.20Apostolic Exarchate of Colombia (Maronite Rite) was established
2019.05.30Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente del Caguán was promoted as Diocese of San Vicente del Caguán
2019.07.13Diocese of Florencia was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Florencia

as of 2019.07.14

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