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Diocese of Buenaventura

Dioecesis Bonaventurensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 30 November 1996
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Cali
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Colombia
  • Square Kilometers: 6,633 (2,561 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Calle 3B N. 8-47, Buenaventura, Valle, Colombia
  • Telephone: (2)242.25.60
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Buenaventura
14 November 1952ErectedDiocese of Cali
Prefecture Apostolic of Tumaco
Vicariate Apostolic of Buenaventura (erected)
Diocese of Buenaventura
30 November 1996ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Buenaventura Diocese of Buenaventura

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Buenaventura
1965148,000150,00098.7%4437,0007ap1967
1968146,000150,00097.3%11146,000167ap1971
1976172,190182,19094.5%417218,19922607ap1977
1980215,000220,00097.7%223258,60027707ap1981
1990257,000286,00089.9%131328,031338010ap1991
Diocese of Buenaventura
1999296,000300,00098.7%1626427,047299017ap2000
2000292,440302,00096.8%1626426,962307717ap2001
2001307,904315,00097.7%2122437,160257617ap2002
2002307,904315,00097.7%1722397,894247717ap2003
2003317,836325,00097.8%2218407,945207417ap2004
2004390,850400,00097.7%22133511,167156618ap2005
2006395,000400,90098.5%22153710,675177018ap2007
2012424,380433,00098.0%20133312,860147321ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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