Héctor Rueda Hernández

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Héctor Rueda Hernández
Archbishop of Archdiocese of Medellín Emeritus
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Archdiocese of Medellín.
In office 1991–1997
Predecessor None
Successor Luis Gabriel Cuara Méndez
Ordination December 15, 1946
Personal details
Born (1920-11-09)November 9, 1920
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Died November 1, 2011(2011-11-01) (aged 90)

Héctor Rueda Hernández (November 9, 1920 – November 1, 2011) was a Colombian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.


Rueda Hernández was born in Colombia and ordained a priest on December 15, 1946. Rueda Hernández was appointed the bishop of the Archdiocese of Bucaramanga on May 5, 1960 and consecrated on June 19, 1960. On December 14, 1974, Rueda Hernández was appointed archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bucaramanga and would remain in the diocese until he was appointed archbishop of the Archdiocese of Medellín on November 7, 1991. Rueda Hernández retired from the Archdiocese of Medellin on February 13, 1997.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Archbishop of Bucaramanga
Succeeded by
Darío Castrillón Hoyos
Preceded by
Alfonso López Trujillo
Archbishop of Medellín
Succeeded by
Alberto Giraldo Jaramillo