Roman Catholic Diocese of Barrancabermeja
Diocese of Barrancabermeja
Dioecesis Barrancabermeiensis
Location
Country Colombia
Metropolitan Bucaramanga
Statistics
Area 15,000 km2 (5,800 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
540,000
320,000 (59.3%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Catedral del Sagrado Corazón
Current leadership
Bishop Camilo Fernando Castrellon Pizano, S.D.B.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Barrancabermeja (Latin: Barrancabermeien(sis)) is a diocese located in the city of Barrancabermeja in the Ecclesiastical province of Bucaramanga in Colombia.

History

  • April 2, 1928: Established as Territorial Prelature of Río Magdalena from the Diocese of Nueva Pamplona and Diocese of Socorro y San Gil
  • April 18, 1950: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Barrancabermeja
  • October 27, 1962: Promoted as Diocese of Barrancabermeja

Leadership

  • Bishops of Barrancabermeja(Latin Rite)
    • Camilo Fernando Castrellon Pizano, S.D.B. (2009.12.02 - present)
    • Jaime Prieto Amaya (1993.11.11 – 2009.12.02)
    • Juan Francisco Sarasti Jaramillo, C.I.M. (1983.12.23 – 1993.03.25)
    • Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J. (1962.10.27 – 1983.12.23)
  • Vicars Apostolic of Barrancabermeja (Latin Rite)
    • Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J. (1950.04.18 – 1962.10.27)
  • Prelates of Río Magdalena (Roman rite)
    • Bernardo Arango Henao, S.J. (1947 – 1950.04.18)
    • Raffaello Toro, S.J. (1932.02.20 – 1947)
    • Carlo Ilario Currea, S.J. (1929.01.08 – 1932)

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