Diocese of

Caldas

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Caldas / Calden(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Medellín

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2022.10.15 – ...):Bishop Juan Fernando Franco Sánchez (48)Bishop Juan Fernando Franco Sánchez (48)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Caldas (Roman Rite)

Bishop Juan Fernando Franco Sánchez (48)Bishop Juan Fernando Franco Sánchez (48)
(2022.10.15 – ...)

Bishop of Caldas (Colombia)

Porque me amó, me eligió

Born:1975.06.01 (Barbosa, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:2003.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:2022.12.09

Priest of Caldas (Colombia) (2003.03.29 – 2022.10.15)

Bishop of Caldas (Colombia) (2022.10.15 – ...)

Bishop César Alcides Balbín Tamayo (65)Bishop César Alcides Balbín Tamayo (65)
(2015.01.28 – 2021.10.18)

Bishop of Cartago (Colombia)

Born:1958.09.08 (Santa Rosa de Osos, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1985.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:2015.03.07

Priest of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia) (1985.11.19 – 2015.01.28)

Bishop of Caldas (Colombia) (2015.01.28 – 2021.10.18)

Bishop of Cartago (Colombia) (2021.10.18 – ...)

Bishop José Soleibe Arbeláez (85)Bishop José Soleibe Arbeláez (85)
(2002.12.06 – 2015.01.28)

Bishop emeritus of Caldas (Colombia)

Born:1938.11.17 (Cartago, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1963.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1999.09.08

Priest of Cartagena (Colombia) (1963.09.21 – 1999.07.19)

Titular Bishop of Sullectum (1999.07.19 – 2002.12.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cali (Colombia) (1999.07.19 – 2002.12.06)

Bishop of Caldas (Colombia) (2002.12.06 – 2015.01.28)

Bishop Germán Garcia Isaza, C.M.
(1988.06.18 – 2002.03.01)

Ora et labora

Born:1936.09.02 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1962.02.11
Consecrated Bishop:1988.08.03
Died:2006.10.11 († 70)

Prefect Apostolic of Tierradentro (Colombia) (1977.07.21 – 1988.06.18)

Bishop of Caldas (Colombia) (1988.06.18 – 2002.03.01)

Bishop of Apartadó (Colombia) (2002.03.01 – 2006.10.11)

Special Churches

Churches by City (26)

Jericó (↙), Santa Fe de Antioquia (↖), Medellín (↗), Sonsón–Rionegro (→), Manizales (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,415 km²

Population: 260,619 Catholics (97.6% of 267,147 total)

Pastoral Centres: 27 parishes, 2 missions

Personnel: 73 priests (diocesan), 48 religious (1 brother, 47 sisters), 19 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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