Diocese of

Espinal

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Espinal / El Espinal (español) / Espinalen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ibagué

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.12.19 – ...):Bishop Miguel Fernando González Mariño (58)Bishop Miguel Fernando González Mariño (58)

Apostolic Administrator of Garzón (Colombia)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Espinal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Miguel Fernando González Mariño (58)Bishop Miguel Fernando González Mariño (58)
(2020.12.19 – ...)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia)
Apostolic Administrator of Garzón (Colombia)

Veritas in caritate

Born:1966.01.25 (Tunja, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1998.08.01
Consecrated Bishop:2016.03.12

Priest of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1998.08.01 – 2016.02.11)

Titular Bishop of Boseta (2016.02.11 – 2020.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (2016.02.11 – 2020.12.19)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (2020.12.19 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Garzón (Colombia) (2022.02.21 – ...)

Bishop Jaime Muñoz Pedroza (65)Bishop Jaime Muñoz Pedroza (65)
(Apostolic Administrator 2020.07.18 – 2020.12.19)

Archbishop Orlando Roa Barbosa (65)Bishop Orlando Roa Barbosa (65) (later Archbishop)
(2015.05.30 – 2020.05.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia)

Born:1958.07.04 (Cali, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.06
Consecrated Bishop:2012.07.28

Priest of Ibagué (Colombia) (1984.12.06 – 2012.05.12)

Titular Bishop of Nasbinca (2012.05.12 – 2015.05.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (2012.05.12 – 2015.05.30)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (2015.05.30 – 2020.05.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ibagué (Colombia) (2020.05.29 – ...)

Archbishop Pablo Emiro Salas Anteliz (66)Bishop Pablo Emiro Salas Anteliz (66) (later Archbishop)
(2007.10.24 – 2014.08.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barranquilla (Colombia)

Born:1957.06.09 (Valledupar, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.02
Consecrated Bishop:2007.12.02

Priest of Valledupar (Colombia) (1984.12.02 – 2007.10.24)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (2007.10.24 – 2014.08.18)

Bishop of Armenia (Colombia) (2014.08.18 – 2017.11.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (2017.11.14 – ...)

Bishop Abraham Escudero Montoya
(1990.04.30 – 2007.02.02)

Born:1940.01.24 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.08
Consecrated Bishop:1986.06.21
Died:2009.11.06 († 69)

Titular Bishop of Risinium (1986.05.22 – 1990.04.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1986.05.22 – 1990.04.30)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1990.04.30 – 2007.02.02)

Bishop of Palmira (Colombia) (2007.02.02 – 2009.11.06)

Bishop Alonso Arteaga Yepes
(1985.10.25 – 1989.10.30)

Born:1925.02.12 (Don Matías, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1953.07.19
Consecrated Bishop:1962.11.11
Died:1989.10.30 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Auzegera (1962.09.12 – 1965.07.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1962.09.12 – 1965.07.24)

Bishop of Ipiales (Colombia) (1965.07.24 – 1985.10.25)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1985.10.25 – 1989.10.30)

Bishop Hernando Rojas Ramirez
(1974.12.12 – 1985.07.01)

Born:1924.12.12 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1947.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1972.06.15
Died:2002.02.14 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Auca (1972.04.26 – 1974.12.12)

Coadjutor Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1972.04.26 – 1974.12.12)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1974.12.12 – 1985.07.01)

Bishop of Neiva (Colombia) (1985.07.01 – 2001.01.19)

Bishop Jacinto Vásquez Ochoa
(1956.12.22 – 1974.12.12)

Born:1909.11.05 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1939.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:1957.04.28
Died:1980.07.21 († 70)

Bishop of Espinal (Colombia) (1956.12.22 – 1974.12.12)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Tierradentro (↙), Buga (←), Palmira (↖), Ibagué (↑), Girardot (↗), Neiva (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 14,000 km²

Population: 664,800 Catholics (87.7% of 757,900 total)

Pastoral Centres: 61 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 105 priests (diocesan), 34 religious (4 brothers, 30 sisters), 27 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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