Diocese of

Barrancabermeja

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Barrancabermeja / Barrancabermeien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bucaramanga

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Peter Claver

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.05.29 – ...):Bishop Ovidio Giraldo Velásquez (61)Bishop Ovidio Giraldo Velásquez (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Barrancabermeja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ovidio Giraldo Velásquez (61)Bishop Ovidio Giraldo Velásquez (61)
(2020.05.29 – ...)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia)

Gaudete et exsultate

Born:1963.01.27 (Montebonito, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1989.02.18
Consecrated Bishop:2020.07.22

Priest of La Dorada–Guaduas (Colombia) (1989.02.18 – 2020.05.29)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (2020.05.29 – ...)

Bishop Camilo Fernando Castrellón Pizano, S.D.B. (81)Bishop Camilo Fernando Castrellón Pizano, S.D.B. (81)
(2009.12.02 – 2020.05.29)

Bishop emeritus of Barrancabermeja (Colombia)

Born:1942.09.22 (Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1972.12.02
Consecrated Bishop:2001.06.06

Bishop of Tibú (Colombia) (2001.04.23 – 2009.12.02)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (2009.12.02 – 2020.05.29)

Archbishop Ignacio José Gómez Aristizábal (94)Archbishop Ignacio José Gómez Aristizábal (94)
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.02 – 2009.12.02)

Bishop Jaime Prieto Amaya
(1993.11.11 – 2008.12.01)

Born:1941.03.27 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1965.08.14
Consecrated Bishop:1993.12.11
Died:2010.08.25 († 69)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (1993.11.11 – 2008.12.01)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (2008.12.01 – 2010.08.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Nueva Pamplona (Colombia) (2009.09 – 2010.03.30)

Bishop Juan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M. (later Archbishop)
(1983.12.23 – 1993.03.25)

Born:1938.07.30 (Cali, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1963.03.30
Consecrated Bishop:1978.05.06
Died:2021.02.25 (Cali, Colombia † 82)

Titular Bishop of Egara (1978.03.08 – 1983.12.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia) (1978.03.08 – 1983.12.23)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (1983.12.23 – 1993.03.25)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (1993.03.25 – 2002.08.17)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Cali (Colombia) (2002.08.17 – 2011.05.18)

Apostolic Administrator of Buenaventura (Colombia) (2004.02.21 – 2004.04.29)

Bishop Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J.
(1962.10.27 – 1983.12.23)

Born:1908.08.21
Ordained Priest:1938.09.06
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.11
Died:1993.02.04 († 84)

Prefect Apostolic of Río Magdalena (Colombia) (1947 – 1950.04.18)

Titular Bishop of Bela (1950.04.18 – 1962.10.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (1950.04.18 – 1962.10.27)

Bishop of Barrancabermeja (Colombia) (1962.10.27 – 1983.12.23)

Vicars Apostolic of Barrancabermeja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J.
(1950.04.18 – 1962.10.27)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Río Magdalena (Roman Rite)

Fr. Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J. (later Bishop)
(1947 – 1950.04.18)

(see above)

Fr. Raffaello Toro, S.J.
(1932.02.20 – 1947)

Died:1947

Prefect Apostolic of Río Magdalena (Colombia) (1932.02.20 – 1947)

Fr. Carlo Ilario Currea, S.J.
(1929.01.08 – 1932)

Born:1879.01.14 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1909
Died:1932 († 53)

Prefect Apostolic of Río Magdalena (Colombia) (1929.01.08 – 1932)

Special Churches

La Dorada–Guaduas (↙), Sonsón–Rionegro (↙), Girardota (←), Santa Rosa de Osos (←), Magangué (↑), Ocaña (↑), Bucaramanga (→), Socorro y San Gil (↘), Chiquinquirá (↓), Vélez (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 15,000 km²

Population: 481,000 Catholics (71.9% of 669,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 34 parishes, 8 missions

Personnel: 71 priests (67 diocesan, 4 religious), 12 religious (4 brothers, 8 sisters), 20 seminarians

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