Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tunja

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Tunja / Tunquen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Chiquinquirá, Duitama–Sogamoso, Garagoa, Yopal

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2020.02.11 – ...):Archbishop Gabriel Ángel Villa Vahos (61)Archbishop Gabriel Ángel Villa Vahos (61)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tunja (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Gabriel Ángel Villa Vahos (61)Archbishop Gabriel Ángel Villa Vahos (61)
(2020.02.11 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia)

Quoniam in æternum misericordia ejus

Born:1962.06.17 (Sopetrán, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1989.10.25
Consecrated Bishop:2014.07.26

Priest of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia) (1989.10.25 – 2014.05.15)

Bishop of Ocaña (Colombia) (2014.05.15 – 2020.02.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia) (2020.02.11 – ...)

Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, I.M.C.
(1998.02.02 – 2020.02.11)

Born:1942.04.08 (Bogotá, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1967.12.24
Consecrated Bishop:1986.11.29
Died:2022.08.02 (Chía, Colombia † 80)

Titular Bishop of Aquæ flaviæ (1986.10.17 – 1998.02.02)

Vicar Apostolic of San Vicente–Puerto Leguízamo (Colombia) (1986.10.17 – 1998.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1998.02.02 – 2020.02.11)

Vice-President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2002 – 2005)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2005.07.05 – 2008.07.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Duitama–Sogamoso (Colombia) (2012.10.15 – 2015.04.18)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (2014.07.09 – 2017.07.05)

Archbishop Augusto Trujillo Arango
(1970.02.20 – 1998.02.02)

Animam pro ovibus

Born:1922.08.05 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1945.08.06
Consecrated Bishop:1957.06.09
Died:2007.02.24 († 84)

Titular Bishop of Nisyrus (1957.04.25 – 1960.03.31)

Auxiliary Bishop of Manizales (Colombia) (1957.04.25 – 1960.03.31)

Bishop of Jericó (Colombia) (1960.03.31 – 1970.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1970.02.20 – 1998.02.02)

Archbishop Angel Maria Ocampo Berrio, S.J.
(1964.06.20 – 1970.02.20)

Born:1897.12.09 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1930.08.27
Consecrated Bishop:1942.08.16
Died:1991.04.20 († 93)

Titular Bishop of Cynopolis in Arcadia (1942.06.23 – 1947.07.19)

Coadjutor Bishop of Socorro y San Gil (Colombia) (1942.06.23 – 1947.07.19)

Bishop of Socorro y San Gil (Colombia) (1947.07.19 – 1950.12.06)

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1950.12.06 – 1964.06.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1964.06.20 – 1970.02.20)

Titular Archbishop of Castulo (1970.02.20 – 1973.03.10)

Bishops of Tunja (Roman Rite)

Bishop Angel Maria Ocampo Berrio, S.J. (later Archbishop)
(1950.12.06 – 1964.06.20)

(see above)

Bishop Crisanto Luque Sánchez (later Cardinal)
(1932.09.09 – 1950.07.14)

Omnia et in omnibus Christus

Born:1889.02.01 (Tenjo, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1916.10.28
Consecrated Bishop:1931.05.03
Created Cardinal:1953.01.12
Died:1959.05.07 (Bogotá, Colombia † 70)

Titular Bishop of Croæ (1931.01.16 – 1932.09.09)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1931.01.16 – 1932.09.09)

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1932.09.09 – 1950.07.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia) (1950.07.14 – 1959.05.07)

Military Vicar of Colombia (Colombia) (1950.07.14 – 1959.05.07)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Cosma e Damiano pro hac vice Title (1953.01.15 – 1959.05.07)

President of Episcopal Conference of Colombia (1958 – 1959)

Bishop Eduardo Maldonado Calvo
(1905.06.24 – 1932.03.31)

Born:1860.09.02 (Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1885.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1905.11.05
Died:1932.03.31 († 71)

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1905.06.24 – 1932.03.31)

Bishop Giuseppe Benigno Perilla
(1887.03.17 – ?)

Born:1831.05.19

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1887.03.17 – ?)

Bishop Severo Garcia
(1881.11.18 – ?)

Born:1808

Bishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1881.11.18 – ?)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Zipaquirá (↙), Chiquinquirá (←), Socorro y San Gil (↑), Duitama–Sogamoso (↗), Yopal (→), Garagoa (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,379 km²

Population: 273,510 Catholics (85.5% of 320,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 64 parishes, 12 missions

Personnel: 181 priests (146 diocesan, 35 religious), 14 deacons, 96 religious (39 brothers, 57 sisters), 48 seminarians

Population

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Deacons

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