Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bogotá

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Archdiocese of Bogotá
Archidioecesis Bogotensis
Estudo Arquidiócesis de Bogotá.svg
Location
Country Colombia
Ecclesiastical province Bogotá
Statistics
Area 4,019 km2 (1,552 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
4,184,000
3,586,000 (85.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 11 September 1562 (452 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Primada Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Rubén Salazar Gómez
Auxiliary Bishops Fernando Sabogal Viana
Emeritus Bishops Pedro Rubiano Sàenz
Map
Mapa Arquidiocesis de Bogota.svg
Website
www.arquibogota.org.co
Cathedral of Bogotá next to Sacred Chapel and Archiepiscopal Palace

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bogotá (Latin: Archidioecesis Bogotensis) is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Colombia. It was founded as the Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada on 11 September 1562. The current Archbishop is Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Juan de los Barrios, O.F.M. † (22 Mar 1564 - 12 Feb 1569)
  • Luis Zapata de Cárdenas, O.F.M. † (8 Jan 1570 - 24 Feb 1590)
  • Alfonso López de Avila † (29 Nov 1591 - 30 Dec 1591)
  • Bartolomé Martinez Menacho y Mesa (Mechado) † (30 Apr 1593 - 17 Aug 1594)
  • Bartolomé Lobo Guerrero † (12 Aug 1596 - 19 Nov 1607) Appointed, Archbishop of Lima
  • Juan Castro, O.S.A. † (7 Jan 1608 - Jun 1609)
  • Pedro Ordóñez y Flórez † (19 Apr 1610 - 11 Jun 1614)
  • Hernando de Arias y Ugarte † (Jan 1618 - 30 Jul 1625)
  • Julián de Cortázar † (7 Apr 1625 - 31 Oct 1630 Died)
  • Bernardino de Almansa Carrión † (15 Dec 1631 - 26 Sep 1633)
  • Cristóbal de Torres, O.P. † (8 Jan 1635 - 8 Jul 1654)
  • Juan de Arguinao y Gutiérrez, O.P. † (10 Nov 1659 - 1678)
  • Antonio Sanz Lozano † (22 Feb 1681 - 28 May 1688)
  • Ignacio de Urbina † (26 Sep 1690 - 18 Apr 1701)
  • Francisco de Cosío y Otero † (14 Jan 1704 - 29 Nov 1715)
  • Francisco del Rincón, O.M. † (5 Oct 1716 - 28 Jun 1723)
  • Antonio Claudio Alvarez de Quiñones † (29 Jan 1725 - 21 Oct 1736)
  • Juan de Galabis, O. Praem. † (3 Mar 1738 - 14 Nov 1739)
  • Diego Fermín de Vergara, O.S.A. † (12 Dec 1740 - 7 Feb 1744)
  • Pedro Felipe de Azúa e Iturgoyen † (18 Dec 1744 - 11 Aug 1753)
  • José Javier de Arauz y Rojas † (2 Jun 1754 - Feb 1764)
  • Manuel Sosa Betencourt † (22 Apr 1765 - 12 Nov 1765)
  • Francisco Antonio de la Riva Mazo † (9 Dec 1765 - 8 Dec 1768)
  • Lucas Ramírez Galán, O.F.M. † (21 Aug 1769 - 12 Dec 1770)
  • Agustín Manuel Camacho y Rojas, O.P. † (28 Sep 1771 - 13 Apr 1774)
  • Agustín de Alvarado y Castillo † (13 Mar 1775 - 14 Dec 1778)
  • Antonio Caballero y Góngora † (14 Dec 1778 - 15 Sep 1788)
  • Baltazar Jaime Martínez de Compañón † (15 Dec 1788 - 17 Aug 1797)
  • Fernando del Portillo y Torres, O.P. † (29 Oct 1798 - 20 Jan 1804)
  • Juan Bautista Sacristán y Galiano † (20 Aug 1804 - 1 Feb 1817)
  • Isidoro Domínguez, C.R.M. † (23 Aug 1819 - Apr 1822)
  • Fernando Caycedit Florez † (19 Jul 1827 - 17 Feb 1832)
  • Manuel José Mosquera y Arboleda † (21 Sep 1835 - 10 Dec 1853)
  • Antonio Herrán y Zaldúa † (21 Jan 1855 - 6 Feb 1868)
  • Vicente Arbeláez Gómez † (6 Feb 1868 - 29 Jun 1884)
  • José Telésphor Paúl Vargas, S.J. † (6 Aug 1884 - 8 Apr 1889)
  • Ignacio León Velasco, S.J. † (6 Oct 1889 - 10 Apr 1891)
  • Bernardo Herrera Restrepo † (4 Jun 1891 - 2 Jan 1928)
  • Ismael Perdomo Borrero † (2 Jan 1928 - 3 Jun 1950)
  • Crisanto Luque Sánchez † (14 Jul 1950 - 7 May 1959)
  • Luis Concha Córdoba † (18 May 1959 - 22 Jul 1972)
  • Anibal Muñoz Duque † (29 Jul 1972 - 25 Jun 1984)
  • Mario Revollo Bravo † (25 Jun 1984 - 27 Dec 1994)
  • Pedro Rubiano Sáenz (27 Dec 1994 - 8 Jul 2010)
  • Rubén Salazar Gómez (8 Jul 2010–present)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 4°35′52″N 74°04′30″W / 4.5978°N 74.0750°W / 4.5978; -74.0750