Oscar Urbina Ortega

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Oscar Urbina Ortega
Archbishop of Villavicencio
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ChurchCatholic Church
Appointed30 November 2007
by Pope Benedict XVI
Installed25 January 2008
PredecessorJosé Ruiz Arenas
Ordination30 November 1973
by Aníbal Muñoz Duque
Consecration13 April 1996
by Pedro Rubiano Sáenz
Personal details
Born (1947-04-13) 13 April 1947 (age 72)
Arboledas, Norte de Santander, Colombia
Styles of
Oscar Urbina Ortega
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleMonsignor
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Oscar Urbina Ortega (born 13 April 1947) is a Colombian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He is the second and current Archbishop of Villavicencio.


Oscar Urbina Ortega was born in Arboledas, and ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Aníbal Muñoz Duque on 30 November 1973. From 1986 to 1994 he was Rector of the Major Seminary of Bogotá, the main seminary of the Archdiocese of Bogotá.[1]

On March 8, 1996, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bogotá and Titular Bishop of Forconium by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 13 April from Archbishop Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, with Archbishops Paolo Romeo and Tarcisio Bertone, SDB, serving as co-consecrators. Urbina was later named Bishop of Cúcuta on 9 November 1999.

Pope Benedict XVI later named him the second Archbishop of Villavicencio on 30 November 2007, the thirty-fourth anniversary of his priestly ordination. Urbina succeeded José Ruiz Arenas, who was made a bishop in the same ceremony as the former in 1996, and was formally installed as Archbishop on 25 January 2008.


  1. ^ "Historia - Seminario Mayor de Bogotá". seminariobogota.arquibogota.org.co. Retrieved 2016-06-02.

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Preceded by
Jesús Salazar Gómez
Bishop of Cúcuta
Succeeded by
Jaime Prieto Amaya
Preceded by
José Ruiz Arenas
Archbishop of Villavicencio
Succeeded by