Roman Catholic Diocese of Socorro y San Gil

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Diocese of Socorro y San Gil
Dioecesis Succursensis et Sancti Aegidii
Escudo de la Diócesis de Socorro y San Gil.svg
Location
Country Colombia
Ecclesiastical province Bucaramanga
Statistics
Area 12,250 km2 (4,730 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
254,3818
246,749 (2004%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 20 March 1895 (123 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de Nuestra Señora del Socorro in Socorro
Co-cathedral Catedral de La Santa Cruz in San Gil
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Carlos Germán Mesa Ruiz
Map
Mapa Diocesis de Socorro y San Gil.svg
Website
www.diocesisdesocorroysangil.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Socorro y San Gil (Latin: Succursensis et Sancti Aegidii) is a diocese located in the cities of Socorro and San Gil in the Ecclesiastical province of Bucaramanga in Colombia.

History[edit]

  • 20 March 1895: Established as Diocese of Socorro from the Diocese of Nueva Pamplona
  • 19 January 1928: Renamed as Diocese of Socorro y San Gil

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Bishops of Socorro (Roman rite)
    • Evaristo Blanco (1897.04.09 – 1909.03.27)
    • Francesco Cristoforo Toro (1910.10.18 – 1913.12.16)
    • Antonio Vincenzo Arenas (1914.05.28 – 1922.07.12)
  • Bishops of Socorro y San Gil (Roman rite)
    • Leonida Medina (1923.03.07 – 1947.07.19)
    • Angel Maria Ocampo Berrio, S.J. (1947.07.19 – 1950.12.06)
    • Aníbal Muñoz Duque (1951.04.08 – 1952.12.18)
    • Pedro José Rivera Mejía (1953.02.20 – 1975.10.25)
    • Ciro Alfonso Gómez Serrano (1975.10.25 – 1980.01.19)
    • Víctor Manuel López Forero (1980.12.06 – 1985.06.07)
    • Jorge Leonardo Gómez Serna, O.P. (1986.03.06 – 2001.11.03)
    • Ismael Rueda Sierra (2003.06.27 – 2009.02.13)
    • Carlos Germán Mesa Ruiz (2010.02.02 – Present)

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