Roman Catholic Diocese of Pereira

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Diocese of Pereira

Dioecesis Pereiranus
Escudo de la Diócesis de Pereira.svg
Location
CountryColombia
Ecclesiastical provinceManizales
Statistics
Area6,126 km2 (2,365 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
1,200,000
900,000 (75.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established17 December 1952 (69 years ago)
CathedralCatedral de Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopRigoberto Corredor Bermúdez
Metropolitan ArchbishopGonzalo Restrepo Restrepo
Bishops emeritusTulio Duque Gutiérrez, S.D.S.
Map
Mapa Diocesis de Pereira.svg
Website
www.diocesisdepereira.org.co
Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pereira (Latin: Diocesis Pereiranus) is a diocese located in the city of Pereira in the Ecclesiastical province of Manizales in Colombia.

History

  • 17 December 1952: Established as Diocese of Pereira from the Diocese of Manizales and Apostolic Prefecture of Chocó

Bishops

Ordinaries

  • Baltasar Alvarez Restrepo (1952.12.18 – 1976.07.01)
  • Darío Castrillón Hoyos (1976.07.01 – 1992.12.16) Appointed, Archbishop of Bucaramanga; future Cardinal
  • Fabio Suescún Mutis (1993.11.20 – 2001.01.19) Appointed, Bishop of Colombia, Military
  • Tulio Duque Gutiérrez, S.D.S. (2001.07.25 – 2011.07.15)
  • Rigoberto Corredor Bermúdez (2011.07.15 – present)

Coadjutor bishop

Auxiliary bishops

Other priests of this diocese who became bishops

See also

Sources

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