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Diocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy

Dioecesis Mocoënsis-Sibundoyensis

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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 October 1999
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Florencia
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Colombia
  • Square Kilometers: 24,885 (9,611 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Calle 7 N. 7, 05 Barrio Centro, Mocoa [Putumayo], Colombia; Calle 19 N. 15-22, Sibundoy [Putumayo], Colombia
  • Telephone: (8)429.6595; 429.5297; 426.0294
  • Fax: (same)

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Caquetá
20 December 1904ErectedDiocese of Pasto Prefecture Apostolic of Caquetá (erected)
16 April 1924Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Caquetá (Area within Ecuador) Vicariate Apostolic of Napo
Vicariate Apostolic of Caquetá
31 May 1930ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Caquetá Vicariate Apostolic of Caquetá
4 June 1932Territory AddedVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá (Boundaries adjusted)
8 February 1951Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá (Intendencia de Caqueta) Vicariate Apostolic of Florencia (erected)
8 February 1951Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá (Comisaria de Amazones) Prefecture Apostolic of Leticia (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy
8 February 1951Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Caquetá (Comisaria de Putomayo and Sancta Rosa and El Encan) Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy
23 September 1964Territory LostDiocese of Pasto (Ipiales, Los Andes or Satomayor, Samaniego, Linares, Ancuyá, Santa Cruz or Guachavés, Túquerres, Guaitarilla, Ospina, Sapués, Liés, Mallama or Piedrancha, Guachucal, Gualmatán, Contadero, Pueriles, Aldana, Pupiales, Córdoba, Cumbal, Guaspud ...)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy (La Victoria)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tumaco (Ricaurte)
Diocese of Ipiales (erected)
23 September 1964Territory LostArchdiocese of Popayán (EI Rosario, Taminango, La Union, Colon o Genova, San Pablo, San Lorenzo, Arboleda o Berruecos, and La Cruz)
Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy (El Encano)
Diocese of Pasto
Diocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy
29 October 1999ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy Diocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy
13 July 2019Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy (from Popayan to Florencia)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Caquetá
Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy
Diocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Vicariate Apostolic of Caquetá
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 23, Page 42, and Page 43
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 24, Page 392, and Page 393
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Sibundoy
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 43, Page 356, and Page 357
  • Diocese of Mocoa-Sibundoy
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 92, Page 230, and Page 231
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 111, Page 1,254, and Page 1,255


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