Roman Catholic Diocese of Vélez

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Diocese
name= Vélez
latin= Dioecesis Velezanus
country= Colombia| metropolitan= Bucaramanga
rite=Latin Rite
cathedral =
cocathedral =
area= 4,958
population= 200,000
population_as_of= 2004
catholics= 180,000
catholics_percent= 90.0
bishop= Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón
coadjutor =
auxiliary_bishops =

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Vélez {Latin: " Velezan(us)"} is a diocese located in the city of Vélez in the Ecclesiastical province of Bucaramanga in Colombia.

History

* May 14, 2003: Established as Diocese of Vélez from the Diocese of Socorro y San Gil

Leadership

* Bishops of Vélez (Roman rite)
** Bishop Luis Albeiro Cortés Rendón (May 14, 2003 – present)

ource

* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/vele0.htm Giga-Catholic Information]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dvele.html Catholic Hierarchy]


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