Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Medellín

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Medellín (español) / Medellen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Caldas, Girardota, Jericó, Sonsón–Rionegro

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (February 2)

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2010.02.16 – ...):Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo (72)Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo (72)
Auxiliary Bishop (2017.01.17 – ...):Bishop José Mauricio Vélez García (59)Bishop José Mauricio Vélez García (59)

Titular Bishop of Lapda

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Medellín (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo (72)Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo (72)
(2010.02.16 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia)

Venga tu reino

Born:1951.05.08 (Ituango, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1975.11.21
Consecrated Bishop:2003.06.14

Priest of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia) (1975.11.21 – 2003.04.25)

Bishop of Sonsón–Rionegro (Colombia) (2003.04.25 – 2010.02.16)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (2010.02.16 – ...)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2017.07.05 – 2021.07.04)

Archbishop Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S.
(1997.02.13 – 2010.02.16)

Que todos sean uno

Born:1934.10.07 (Manizales, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1958.11.09
Consecrated Bishop:1974.09.15
Died:2021.07.21 (Pereira, Colombia † 86)

Titular Bishop of Obba (1974.08.08 – 1977.04.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1974.08.08 – 1977.04.26)

Bishop of Chiquinquirá (Colombia) (1977.04.26 – 1983.07.26)

Bishop of Cúcuta (Colombia) (1983.07.26 – 1990.12.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1990.12.18 – 1997.02.13)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1996 – 2002)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1997.02.13 – 2010.02.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Cartago (Colombia) (2010.05 – 2010.10.21)

Archbishop Héctor Rueda Hernández
(1991.11.07 – 1997.02.13)

Vobis in patrem

Born:1920.11.09 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1946.12.15
Consecrated Bishop:1960.06.19
Died:2011.11.01 († 90)

Bishop of Bucaramanga (Colombia) (1960.05.06 – 1974.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bucaramanga (Colombia) (1974.12.14 – 1991.11.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1984 – 1987)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1991.11.07 – 1997.02.13)

Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo
(1979.06.02 – 1991.01.09)

Veritas et caritate

Born:1935.11.08 (Villahermosa, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1960.11.13
Consecrated Bishop:1971.03.25
Created Cardinal:1983.02.02
Died:2008.04.19 (Roma, Italy † 72)

Priest of Bogotá (Colombia) (1960.11.13 – 1971.02.25)

Titular Bishop of Boseta (1971.02.25 – 1978.05.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1971.02.25 – 1978.05.22)

General Secretary of Latin American Episcopal Council (1972 – 1979)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1978.05.22 – 1979.06.02)

President of Latin American Episcopal Council (1979 – 1983)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1979.06.02 – 1991.01.09)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca (1983.02.02 – 2001.11.17)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1987 – 1990)

President of Pontifical Council for the Family (1990.11.08 – 2008.04.19)

Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati (2001.11.17 [2002.04.27] – 2008.04.19)

Archbishop Tulio Botero Salazar, C.M.
(1957.12.08 – 1979.06.02)

Lumen semitis meis

Born:1904.03.09 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1931.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1949.08.14
Died:1981.03.01 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Marida (1949.05.07 – 1952.05.01)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1949.05.07 – 1952.05.01)

Bishop of Zipaquirá (Colombia) (1952.05.01 – 1957.12.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1957.12.08 – 1979.06.02)

Archbishop Joaquín Garcia Benitez, C.I.M.
(1942.05.14 – 1957.11.28)

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)

Archbishop Tiberio Salazar Herrera
(1937.06.22 – 1942.03.04)

Omnibus omnia factus

Born:1871.07.26 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1897.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1922.11.19
Died:1942.03.04 († 70)

Bishop of Manizales (Colombia) (1922.07.06 – 1932.07.07)

Titular Archbishop of Rhizæum (1932.07.07 – 1937.06.22)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1932.07.07 – 1937.06.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1937.06.22 – 1942.03.04)

Archbishop Manuel José Cayzedo y Cuero
(1905.12.14 – 1937.06.22)

Monstra te esse Matrem

Born:1850.11.16 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1883.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1892.08.31
Died:1937.06.22 († 86)

Bishop of Pasto (Colombia) (1892.02.11 – 1895.12.02)

Bishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1895.12.02 – 1900.06.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1900.06.20 – 1905.12.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1905.12.14 – 1937.06.22)

Archbishop Joaquín Pardo-Vergara
(1902.02.24 – 1904.11.14)

Diligamus nos invicem

Born:1843.01.21
Died:1904.11.14 († 61)

Bishop of Pasto (Colombia) (1891.06.04 – 1892.01.22)

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1892.01.22 – 1902.02.24)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1902.02.24 – 1904.11.14)

Bishops of Medellín (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joaquín Pardo-Vergara (later Archbishop)
(1892.01.22 – 1902.02.24)

(see above)

Bishop Bernardo Herrera Restrepo (later Archbishop)
(1885.03.27 – 1891.06.04)

Impendam et superimpendar ipse pro animarus vestris

Born:1844.09.11 (Colombia)
Consecrated Bishop:1885.12.27
Died:1928.01.02 († 83)

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1885.03.27 – 1891.06.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada (Colombia) (1891.06.04 – 1898.06.08)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá in Colombia (Colombia) (1898.06.08 – 1928.01.02)

Bishop José Ignacio Montoya Peláez
(1876.04.17 – 1884.07.16)

Absit gloriari nisi in cruce Domini nostri Jesu Christi

Died:1884.07.16

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1876.04.17 – 1884.07.16)

Bishop José Joaquín Isaza Ruiz
(1873.03.29 – 1874.12.29)

Respice stellam voca Mariam

Consecrated Bishop:1870.04.19
Died:1874.12.29

Titular Bishop of Evaria (1869.11.22 – 1873.03.29)

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1873.03.29 – 1874.12.29)

Bishop Valerio Antonio Jiménez
(1872.01.29 – 1873.03.29)

Domine quid me vis facere

Born:1805

Bishop of Medellín–Antioquía (Colombia) (1868.03.13 – 1872.01.29)

Bishop of Medellín (Colombia) (1872.01.29 – 1873.03.29)

Bishops of Medellín–Antioquía (Roman Rite)

Bishop Valerio Antonio Jiménez
(1868.03.13 – 1872.01.29)

(see above)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Santa Fe de Antioquia (↖), Santa Rosa de Osos (↑), Girardota (↗), Sonsón–Rionegro (↘), Caldas (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 718 km²

Population: 3,145,000 Catholics (78.0% of 4,031,775 total)

Pastoral Centres: 342 parishes, 49 missions

Personnel: 1,127 priests (773 diocesan, 354 religious), 58 deacons, 2,388 religious (580 brothers, 1,808 sisters), 157 seminarians

Population

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