Roman Catholic Diocese of Jericó

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Diocese of Jericó
Dioecesis Iericoënsis
Escudo de la Diócesis de Jericó.svg
Location
Country  Colombia
Ecclesiastical province Medellín
Statistics
Area 3,000 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
230000
228000 (99.1%)
Information
Rite Roman Rite
Established 3 July 1941 (77 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Noel Londoño Antonio Buitrago, C.SS.R.
Map
Mapa Diocesis de Jerico.svg
Website
www.jerico.diocesis.ws
Cathedral of Our Lady of Mercy

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jericó (Latin: Iericoënsis) is a suffragan diocese in the Latin rite Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Medellín in western Colombia.

History[edit]

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As per 2015, it pastorally served 262,951 Catholics (98.1% of 268,000 total population) on 3,000 km² in 33 parishes and 35 missions with 76 priests (diocesan), 2 deacons, 106 lay religious (106 sisters) and 25 seminarians.

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(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Jericó
    • Apostolic Administrator Maximiliano Crespo Rivera (1915 – 7 Feb 1917), while Bishop of Antioquía (1911.10.10 – 1917.02.05); next Bishop of Santa Rosa de Osos (Colombia) (1917.02.07 – 1923.11.15), Metropolitan Archbishop of Popayán (Colombia) (1923.11.15 – death 1940.11.07)
See merged into the diocese of Antioquia (1917–1941)
  • Antonio José Jaramillo Tobón (7 Feb 1942 – retired 31 March 1960), emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Cotrada (1960.03.31 – death 1969.04.27)
  • Augusto Trujillo Arango † (31 Mar 1960 – 20 Feb 1970), next Metropolitan Archbishop of Tunja (Colombia) (1970.02.20 – retired 1998.02.02), died 2007; previously Titular Bishop of Nisyrus (1957.04.25 – 1960.03.31) as Auxiliary Bishop of Manizales (Colombia) (1957.04.25 – 1960.03.31)
  • Juan Eliseo Mojica Oliveros (4 June 1970 – 26 April 1977), next Bishop of Garagoa (Colombia) (1977.04.26 – death 1989.12.27); previously Titular Bishop of Baliana (1967.02.20 – 1970.06.04) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Tunja (Colombia) (1967.02.20 – 1970.06.04)
  • Augusto Aristizábal Ospina (29 Oct 1977 – retired 7 Oct 2003) died 2004; previously Titular Bishop of Ceramussa (1969.06.02 – 1977.10.29) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Cali (Colombia) (1969.06.02 – 1977.10.29)
  • José Roberto López Londoño (7 Oct 2003 – retired June 2013); previously Titular Bishop of Urbisaglia (1982.05.24 – 1987.05.09) as Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Medellin (Colombia) (1982.05.24 – 1987.05.09), Bishop of Armenia (Colombia) (1987.05.09 – 2003.10.07)
  • Noel Londoño Antonio Buitrago, Redemptorist (C.SS.R.) (10 August 2013– ...), also Apostolic Commissioner of Sodalitium of Christian Life (2018.01.10 – ...).

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Coordinates: 5°47′28″N 75°47′12″W / 5.7912°N 75.7866°W / 5.7912; -75.7866