Diocese of

Sincelejo

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Sincelejo / Sinceleien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Cartagena

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2015.02.19 – ...):Bishop José Crispiano Clavijo Méndez (73)Bishop José Crispiano Clavijo Méndez (73)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Sincelejo (Roman Rite)

Bishop José Crispiano Clavijo Méndez (73)Bishop José Crispiano Clavijo Méndez (73)
(2015.02.19 – ...)

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia)

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Born:1951.06.13 (Tocancipá, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1988.11.20
Consecrated Bishop:2015.03.14

Priest of Valledupar (Colombia) (1988.11.20 – 2015.02.19)

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia) (2015.02.19 – ...)

Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales García (77)Archbishop Orlando Antonio Corrales García (77)
(Apostolic Administrator 2014.03.16 – 2015.02.19)

Bishop Nel Hedye Beltrán Santamaría (82)Bishop Nel Hedye Beltrán Santamaría (82)
(1992.04.29 – 2014.03.15)

Bishop emeritus of Sincelejo (Colombia)

Born:1941.12.24 (San Andrés, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1964.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1992.06.06

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia) (1992.04.29 – 2014.03.15)

Bishop Héctor Jaramillo Duque, S.D.B.
(1981.08.03 – 1990.09.16)

Born:1924.04.22 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1950.09.23
Consecrated Bishop:1981.09.20
Died:1990.09.16 († 66)

Prefect Apostolic of Ariari (Colombia) (1973.09.14 – 1981.08.03)

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia) (1981.08.03 – 1990.09.16)

Bishop Félix María Torres Parra (later Archbishop)
(1969.04.25 – 1980.12.11)

Born:1923.07.12 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:1966.07.24
Died:2007.04.03 († 83)

Titular Bishop of Cellæ in Proconsulari (1966.06.04 – 1969.04.25)

Auxiliary Bishop of Cartagena (Colombia) (1966.06.04 – 1969.04.25)

Bishop of Sincelejo (Colombia) (1969.04.25 – 1980.12.11)

Bishop of Santa Marta (Colombia) (1980.12.11 – 1987.05.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Barranquilla (Colombia) (1987.05.11 – 1999.03.18)

Vicars Apostolic of San Jorge (Roman Rite)

Bishop Eloy Tato Losada, I.E.M.E.
(1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Born:1923.09.06 (Villadequinta, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1946.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1960.07.25
Died:2022.01.18 (O Barco de Valdeorras, Spain † 98)

Titular Bishop of Cardicium (1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1960.05.03 – 1969.04.25)

Bishop of Magangué (Colombia) (1969.04.25 – 1994.05.31)

Bishop José Lecuona Labandibar, I.E.M.E.
(1958.07.04 – 1959.10.20)

Born:1909.08.28 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1958.08.03
Died:1997.01.08 († 87)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1958.07.04 – 1959.10.20)

Titular Bishop of Vagada (1958.07.04 – 1997.01.08)

Bishop Francisco Santos Santiago, P.I.M.E.
(1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Born:1894.03.05 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1918.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1950.06.09
Died:1957.12.25 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Thebæ Phthiotides (1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Vicar Apostolic of San Jorge (Colombia) (1950.03.12 – 1957.12.25)

Prefects Apostolic of Sinú–San Jorge (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcellino Lardizábal Aguirrebengoa, I.E.M.E.
(1931.01.12 – 1949)

Born:1879.06.16 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1902.12
Died:1949 († 70)

Prefect Apostolic of Sinú (Colombia) (1925.03.04 – 1931.01.12)

Prefect Apostolic of Sinú–San Jorge (Colombia) (1931.01.12 – 1949)

Prefects Apostolic of Sinú (Roman Rite)

Fr. Marcellino Lardizábal Aguirrebengoa, I.E.M.E.
(1925.03.04 – 1931.01.12)

(see above)

Special Churches

Montería (←), Cartagena (↑), Magangué (→), Montelíbano (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 10,670 km²

Population: 845,370 Catholics (92.4% of 915,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 60 parishes, 151 missions

Personnel: 86 priests (75 diocesan, 11 religious), 13 deacons, 74 religious (11 brothers, 63 sisters), 22 seminarians

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