Diocese of

Vélez

Colombia Colombia

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Vélez / Velezan(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Bucaramanga

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant

Ordinaries

Bishops of Vélez (Roman Rite)

Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (53)Bishop Marco Antonio Merchán Ladino (53)
(2016.10.26 – 2023.04.14)

Bishop of Neiva (Colombia)

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Born:1970.04.28 (Monguí, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1996.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:2016.12.03

Priest of Duitama–Sogamoso (Colombia) (1996.11.23 – 2016.10.26)

Bishop of Vélez (Colombia) (2016.10.26 – 2023.04.14)

Bishop of Neiva (Colombia) (2023.04.14 – ...)

Bishop Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón
(2003.05.14 – 2015.11.30)

Born:1952.02.02 (Quimbaya, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1978.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2003.06.27
Died:2022.05.12 (Pereira, Colombia † 70)

Priest of Pereira (Colombia) (1978.12.08 – 2003.05.14)

Bishop of Vélez (Colombia) (2003.05.14 – 2015.11.30)

Titular Bishop of Fidoloma (2015.11.30 – 2022.05.12)

Auxiliary Bishop of Pereira (Colombia) (2015.11.30 – 2022.05.12)

Special Churches

Barrancabermeja (↑), Socorro y San Gil (→), Chiquinquirá (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 4,957 km²

Population: 136,876 Catholics (81.2% of 168,563 total)

Pastoral Centres: 33 parishes

Personnel: 40 priests (37 diocesan, 3 religious), 18 religious (3 brothers, 15 sisters), 8 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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