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Diocese of

Santa Marta

Colombia Colombia

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 11,333 km²

Population: 819,520 Catholics (87.4% of 937,430 total) (2020)

Statistics: 55 parishes, 61 missions, 74 priests (66 diocesan, 8 religious), 1 deacon, 48 lay religious (10 brothers, 38 sisters), 26 seminarians (2020)

Ecclesiastical Province: Barranquilla

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

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History


Special Churches

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2021.11.19 – ...):Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M. (51)Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M. (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Santa Marta (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M. (51)Bishop José Mario Bacci Trespalacios, C.I.M. (51)Permalink
(2021.11.19 – ...)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia)

Born:1971.03.19 (Magangué, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1995.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:2022.01.25

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (2021.11.19 – ...)

Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahíta SandovalPermalink
(2014.08.05 – 2021.01.11)

Misericordia et fidelitas

Born:1946.10.07 (Palmira, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1972.10.29
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.08
Died:2021.01.11 (Santa Marta, Colombia † 74)

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 – 2021.01.11)

Died of COVID-19.

Bishop Hugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi (86)Bishop Hugo Eugenio Puccini Banfi (86)Permalink
(1987.12.04 – 2014.08.05)

Bishop emeritus of Santa Marta (Colombia)

Born:1935.10.21 (Barranquilla, 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 Huamanga (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)

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