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Diocese of Riohacha

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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 16 July 1988
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Barranquilla
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Colombia
  • Square Kilometers: 19,037 (7,353 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesisderiohacha.net/
  • Mailing Address: Obispado, Calle 13 N. 8-43, Riohacha, La Guajira, Colombia
  • Telephone: (5)728.06.62
  • Fax: 727.24.48

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Riohacha
4 December 1952ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Goajira Vicariate Apostolic of Riohacha (erected)
Diocese of Riohacha
16 July 1988ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Riohacha Diocese of Riohacha

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Riohacha
196675,00080,00093.8%116174,4115528ap1967
197080,00090,00088.9%17174,7052059ap1971
197685,000100,00085.0%117184,72217597ap1977
1980130,000159,50081.5%216187,22216679ap1981
Diocese of Riohacha
1990163,000201,00081.1%237305,43386210ap1991
1999300,000380,00078.9%306368,333117322ap2000
2000224,000250,00089.6%305356,40088022ap2001
2001224,000250,00089.6%315366,22288022ap2002
2002300,000380,00078.9%296358,57198821ap2003
2003310,000385,00080.5%277349,11789222ap2004
2004320,000390,00082.1%2653110,32269322ap2005
2010353,000425,00083.1%344389,28955923ap2011

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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