Gregorio Garavito Jiménez

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Gregorio Garavito Jiménez, S.M.M.
Archbishop of Archiocese of Villavicencio
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Archiocese of Villavicencio
In office 1969–1994
Predecessor Frans Joseph Bruls Canisius
Successor Alfonso Cabezas Aristizábal
Ordination July 24, 1942
Personal details
Born (1919-03-09)March 9, 1919
Junín, Colombia
Died February 16, 2016(2016-02-16) (aged 96)
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Gregorio Garavito Jiménez S.M.M. (March 9, 1919 – February 16, 2016) was a Colombian Prelate of Roman Catholic Church. At the time of his death, he was one of oldest Colombian Roman Catholic bishops.

Jiménez was born in Junín, Colombia and was ordained a priest on July 24, 1942, from the religious order of Missionaries of the Company of Mary. Jiménez was appointed auxiliary bishop of the Archiocese of Villavicencio as well as titular bishop of Cyparissia on December 4, 1961, and consecrated on February 11, 1962. He was appointed archbishop of the Archiocese of Villavicencio on April 26, 1969, and retired on May 3, 1994.

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