Apostolic Vicariate of

Mitú

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Mitú / Mituen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2013.11.23 – ...):Bishop Medardo de Jesús Henao del Río, M.X.Y. (56)Bishop Medardo de Jesús Henao del Río, M.X.Y. (56)

Titular Bishop of Casæ medianæ

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Mitú (Roman Rite)

Bishop Medardo de Jesús Henao del Río, M.X.Y. (56)Bishop Medardo de Jesús Henao del Río, M.X.Y. (56)
(2013.11.23 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia)
Titular Bishop of Casæ medianæ

Born:1967.06.08 (Liborina, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1999.12.04
Consecrated Bishop:2014.02.15

Titular Bishop of Casæ medianæ (2013.11.23 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (2013.11.23 – ...)

Msgr. Damián Electo Chavarría Carvajal, M.X.Y.
(2009 – 2013.11.23)

Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (2009 – 2013.11.23)

Bishop José Gustavo Ángel Ramírez, M.X.Y.
(1996.11.30 – 2009.09.17)

Born:1934.03.10 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1958.09.07
Consecrated Bishop:1989.07.22
Died:2013.02.23 († 78)

Vicar Apostolic of Mitú–Puerto Inírida (Colombia) (1989.06.19 – 1996.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Vescera (1989.06.19 – 2013.02.23)

Vicar Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (1996.11.30 – 2009.09.17)

Vicars Apostolic of Mitú–Puerto Inírida (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Gustavo Ángel Ramírez, M.X.Y.
(1989.06.19 – 1996.11.30)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Mitú (Roman Rite)

Fr. Belarmino Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. (later Bishop)
(1967.10.30 – 1989.01.19)

Born:1930.07.14 (Briceño, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1957.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1989.04.08
Died:2020.03.20 (Villavicencio, Colombia † 89)

Prefect Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (1967.10.30 – 1989.01.19)

Titular Bishop of Horrea Cœlia (1989.01.19 – 1999.10.29)

Vicar Apostolic of San José del Guaviare (Colombia) (1989.01.19 – 1999.10.29)

Bishop of San José del Guaviare (Colombia) (1999.10.29 – 2006.01.17)

Fr. Heriberto Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. (later Bishop)
(1953.03.27 – 1967)

Born:1916.08.06 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1939.11.12
Consecrated Bishop:1973.03.27
Died:2010.09.09 († 94)

Prefect Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (1953.03.27 – 1967)

Vicar Apostolic of Buenaventura (Colombia) (1973.01.29 – 1996.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Casæ nigræ (1973.01.29 – 2010.09.09)

Fr. Gerardo Valencia Cano, M.X.Y. (later Bishop)
(1949.07.19 – 1953.03.24)

Born:1917.08.26 (Vanuatu)
Ordained Priest:1942.11.29
Consecrated Bishop:1953.05.24
Died:1972.01.21 († 54)

Prefect Apostolic of Mitú (Colombia) (1949.07.19 – 1953.03.24)

Titular Bishop of Rhesaina (1953.03.24 – 1972.01.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Buenaventura (Colombia) (1953.03.24 – 1972.01.21)

Special Churches

Puerto Leguízamo–Solano (←), San José del Guaviare (↖), Inírida (↗), São Gabriel da Cachoeira (→), Tefé (↘), Leticia (↓)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Area: 54,132 km²

Population: 20,103 Catholics (45.0% of 44,700 total)

Pastoral Centres: 9 parishes, 5 missions

Personnel: 21 priests (13 diocesan, 8 religious), 1 deacon, 12 religious (9 brothers, 3 sisters), 10 seminarians

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Pastoral Centres

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Seminarians

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