Roman Catholic Diocese of Tumaco

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Diocese of Tumaco
Dioecesis Tumacoënsis
Escudo de la Diócesis de Tumaco.svg
Location
Country Colombia
Ecclesiastical province Popayán
Statistics
Area 16,400 km2 (6,300 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
250,000
210,000 (84.0%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 1 May 1927 (90 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral San Andrés
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Gustavo Girón Higuita, O.C.D.
Map
Mapa Diocesis de Tumaco.svg
Website
www.diocesisdetumaco.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tumaco (Latin: Tumacoënsis) is a suffragan Latin diocese in the Ecclesiastical province of Popayán, in southwestern Colombia.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Catedral San Andrés, dedicated to Saint Andrew, in the city of Tumaco, Nariño Department.

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Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 249,520 Catholics (74.4% of 335,320 total) on 16,000 km² in 17 parishes with 31 priests (19 diocesan, 12 religious), 9 deacons, 39 lay religious (26 brothers, 13 sisters) and 7 seminarians.

Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman rite)

Apostolic Prefects of Tumaco
  • Bernardo Merizalde Morales, Augustianian Recollects (O.A.R.) (born Colombia) (1928.03.30 – retired 1949), died 1971
  • Peitro Nel Ramirez, O.A.R. (1949.07.14 – ?)
  • Luis Francisco Irizar Salazar, Discalced Carmelites (O.C.D.) (born Spain) (1954.04.23 – 1961.02.07 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Tumaco
  • Luis Francisco Irizar Salazar, O.C.D. (see above 1961.02.07 – death 1965.11.05), Titular Bishop of Philæ (1961.02.07 – 1965.11.05)
  • Miguel Angel Lecumberri Erburu, O.C.D. (born Spain) (1966.05.03 – retired 1990.02.08), Titular Bishop of Lambiridi (1966.05.03 – death 2007.03.14)
  • Gustavo Girón Higuita, O.C.D. (born Colombia) (1990.02.08 – 1999.10.29 see below), Titular Bishop of Bisica (1990.02.08 – 1999.10.29)
Suffragan Bishops of Tumaco
  • Gustavo Girón Higuita, O.C.D. (see above 1999.10.29 – retired 2015.07.25)
  • Bishop-elect Orlando Olave Villanoba (born Colombia; first non-regular incumbent) (2017.03.18 – ...).

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