Archdiocese of Bogotá

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Archdiocese of Bogotá
Map Archdiocese of Bogotá
Basic data
Country Colombia
Diocesan bishop Luis José Rueda Aparicio
Auxiliary bishop Pedro Manuel Salamanca Mantilla
Luis Manuel Alí Herrera
Emeritus diocesan bishop Pedro Cardinal Rubiano Sáenz
Rubén Cardinal Salazar Gómez
surface 4,099 km²
Parishes 293 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Residents 4,679,165 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics 4,032,500 (2018 / AP 2019 )
proportion of 86.2%
Diocesan priest 409 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious priest 545 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Catholics per priest 4,227
Permanent deacons 157 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Friars 1,090 (2018 / AP 2019 )
Religious sisters 1,584 (2018 / AP 2019 )
rite Roman rite
Liturgical language Spanish
cathedral Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepción de Bogotá
Suffragan dioceses Diocese of Engativá
Diocese of Facatativá
Diocese of Fontibón
Diocese of Girardot
Diocese of Soacha
Diocese of Zipaquirá
Ecclesiastical province
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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bogotá ( lat. : Archidioecesis bogotensis , span. : Arquidiócesis de Bogota ) is an in Colombia situated Roman Catholic archdiocese , based in Bogotá .


Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Bogotá
Development of membership numbers

The Archdiocese of Bogotá was established on September 11, 1562 by Pope Pius IV from cession of territory by the Diocese of Santa Marta as the Diocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada . It was subordinated to the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo as a suffragan .

The diocese Santafé en Nueva Granada was raised to the archbishopric on March 22, 1564 by Pius IV with the Apostolic Constitution In suprema dignitatis apostolicae . On February 16, 1778, the Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada gave up parts of its territory to establish the Diocese of Mérida . Further territories were ceded on August 31, 1804 to found the diocese of Antioquia , on September 25, 1835 to found the diocese Nueva Pamplona , on July 29, 1880 to found the diocese of Tunja and in 1894 to found the diocese of Tolima .

On June 8, 1898, the Archdiocese of Santafé en Nueva Granada was renamed the Archdiocese of Bogotá . The Archdiocese of Bogotá gave up parts of its territory on June 23, 1903 to establish the territorial prelature Intendencias Orientales . Further assignments of territory took place on September 1, 1951 to found the Zipaquirá diocese , May 29, 1956 to found the Girardot diocese and March 16, 1962 to found the Facatativá diocese . On August 6, 2003, the Archdiocese of Bogotá gave up parts of its territory to establish the dioceses of Fontibón , Engativá and Soacha .

The Archbishops of Bogotá have been holding the title of Primate of Colombia since November 7, 1902 . Since 1953 all archbishops of Bogotá have been created as cardinals , so that Bogotá is traditionally a bishopric with the dignity of cardinals.

See also

Web links

Commons : Primate Cathedral of Bogota  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files