Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Medellín

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Archdiocese of Medellín

Archidioecesis Medellensis
Escudo Arquidiócesis de Medellín.svg
Location
CountryColombia
Statistics
Area708 km2 (273 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
3,012,847
2,625,494 (87.1%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established14 February 1868 (151 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Basílica Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
ArchbishopRicardo Antonio Tobón Restrepo
Auxiliary BishopsElkin Fernando Álvarez Botero
José Mauricio Vélez García
Bishops emeritusAlberto Giraldo Jaramillo, P.S.S.
Jorge Iván Castaño Rubio, CMF
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.

Bishops and Metropolitan Archbishops of Medellín[edit]

Name Dates of service
Valerio Antonio Jiménez (Ximenes) (13 Mar 1868 Appointed - 29 May 1873 Resigned)
José Joaquín Isaza Ruiz (29 May 1873 Succeeded - 29 Dec 1874 Died)
José Ignacio Montoya Peláez (7 Apr 1876 Appointed - 15 Jul 1884 Died)
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 [Cardinal in 1983] (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)

Other affiliated bishops[edit]

Coadjutor bishops[edit]

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 6°13′00″N 75°34′00″W / 6.2167°N 75.5667°W / 6.2167; -75.5667