Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medellín

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Archdiocese of Medellín
Archidioecesis Medellensis
Escudo Arquidiocesis de Medellin.svg
Location
Country Colombia
Statistics
Area 708 km2 (273 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,012,847
2,625,494 (87.1%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 14 February 1868 (146 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo
Auxiliary Bishops • Edgar Aristizábal Quintero
• Hugo Alberto Torres Marín
• Elkin Fernando Álvarez Botero
Emeritus Bishops • Jorge Iván Castaño Rubio, CMF
• Gonzalo de Jesús Rivera Gómez
• Gilberto Jiménez Narváez
Map
Arquidiocesis de Medellin-Mapa.svg
Website
www.arqmedellin.com
Basílica Menor Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, La Estrella

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medellín (Latin: Medellensis) is an archdiocese located in the city of Medellín in Colombia.

Archbishop Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo is the current Archbishop of Medellín.

History[edit]

  • 14 February 1868: Established as Diocese of Medellín from the Diocese of Antioquía
  • 24 February 1902: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Medellín

Special churches[edit]

  • Minor Basilicas:
    • Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Rosario de Chiquinquirá, La Estrella
    • Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Medellín
    • Medellín cathedral is also a minor basilica.

Metropolitan Archbishops of Medellín[edit]

Name Date of birth
Bernardo Herrera Restrepo (27 Mar 1885 Appointed - 4 Jun 1891 Appointed, Archbishop of Santafé en Nueva Granada)
Joaquín Pardo Vergara (22 Jan 1892 Appointed - )
Manuel José Caicedo Martínez (14 Dec 1905 Appointed - 22 Jun 1937 Died)
Tiberio Salazar Herrera (22 Jun 1937 Succeeded - 1942 Died)
Joaquín Garcia Benitez (14 May 1942 Appointed - 28 Nov 1957 Retired)
Tulio Botero Salazar (8 Dec 1957 Appointed - 2 Jun 1979 Retired)
Alfonso López Trujillo (2 Jun 1979 Succeeded - 9 Jan 1991 Resigned)
Héctor Rueda Hernández (7 Nov 1991 Appointed - 13 Feb 1997 Retired)
Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo P.S.S. (13 Feb 1997 Appointed - 16 Feb 2010 Retired)
Ricardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo (16 Feb 2010–present)

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

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