Roman Catholic Diocese of San José del Guaviare

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San José del Guaviare (Latin: Sancti Iosephi a Guaviare) is a diocese located in the city of San José del Guaviare in the Ecclesiastical province of Villavicencio in Colombia.

Diocese of San José del Guaviare

Dioecesis Sancti Iosephi a Guaviare
Escudo de la Diócesis de San José del Guaviare.svg
Location
CountryColombia
Ecclesiastical provinceVillavicencio
Statistics
Area42,327 km2 (16,343 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
120,000
108,500 (90.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established19 January 1989 (31 years ago)
CathedralCatedral San José
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopNelson Jair Cardona Ramírez
Map
Mapa Diocesis de San Jose del Guaviare.svg

HistoryEdit

  • 19 January 1989: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of San José del Guaviare from the Apostolic Prefecture of Mitú
  • 29 October 1999: Promoted as Diocese of San José del Guaviare

OrdinariesEdit

Vicars Apostolic of San José del Guaviare
Bishops of San José del Guaviare
  • Belarmino Correa Yepes, M.X.Y. (1999.10.29 – 2006.01.17); see above
  • Guillermo Orozco Montoya (2006.01.17 – 2011.02.02) Appointed, Bishop of Girardota
  • Francisco Antonio Nieto Sua (2 February 2011 – 26 June 2015) Appointed, Bishop of Engativá
  • Nelson Jair Cardona Ramírez (7 May 2016 – present)

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Coordinates: 2°34′00″N 72°38′00″W / 2.5667°N 72.6333°W / 2.5667; -72.6333