Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartago in Colombia

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cartago (Latin: Carthaden(sis) in Colombia) is a diocese located in the city of Cartago in the ecclesiastical province of Cali in Colombia.

Diocese of Cartago

Dioecesis Carthadensis in Colombia
Country Colombia
Ecclesiastical provinceCali
Area4,000 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
515,000 (98.5%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established16 March 1962 (62 years ago)
CathedralOur Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Valle del Cauca
Current leadership
BishopCésar Alcides Balbín Tamayo
Metropolitan ArchbishopDarío de Jesús Monsalve Mejía
Bishops emeritusJosé Alejandro Castaño Arbeláez, O.A.R.
Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

History edit

  • 16 March 1962: Established as Diocese of Cartago from the Diocese of Cali

Bishops edit

  • José Gabriel Calderón Contreras (26 April 1962 – 19 April 1995)
  • Luis Madrid Merlano (19 April 1995 – 30 March 2010) appointed Archbishop of Nueva Pamplona
  • José Alejandro Castaño Arbeláez, O.A.R. (21 October 2010 – 31 October 2020)
  • César Alcides Balbín Tamayo (19 October 2021 – present)
Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

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