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Archdiocese of Manizales

Archidioecesis Manizalensis

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Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 10 May 1954
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Colombia
  • Square Kilometers: 3,848 (1,486 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Arzobispado, Carrera 23 N. 19-22, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
  • Telephone: (6)884.01.14; 884.33.44
  • Fax: 882.18.53

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Manizales
11 April 1900ErectedDiocese of Medellín Diocese of Manizales (erected)
17 December 1952Territory LostDiocese of Manizales (Immaculate Conception B. M. V., Sacred Heart of Jesus, from Montenegro, generally, La Tebaida, Calarcá, Córbiba, Pijao, Genova; parish vicariates: Barcelona and Buenavista, Filandia, Circassia, Quimbaya, and Salento) Diocese of Armenia (erected)
17 December 1952Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Chocó (Pueblo Rico and S. Antonio de Chami)
Diocese of Manizales (Nuestra Señora de la Pobreza, N. S. de la Valvanera, Virginia, Viterbo, Apía, Santuario, Belén de Umbria, Mistrató, Anserma, Belalcázar, Guática (with S. Clement), Arabia, Balboa and La Celia; parts of Marseilles and S. Rosa)
Diocese of Pereira (erected)
17 February 1954Territory AddedDiocese of Ibagué (La Dorada, Marquetalia, Manzanares, Marulanda, and Victoria) Diocese of Manizales
Archdiocese of Manizales
10 May 1954ElevatedDiocese of Manizales Archdiocese of Manizales
29 March 1984Territory LostDiocese of Barrancabermeja
Diocese of Facatativá (Chaguaní, Guaduas, La Palma, Caparrapí, Yacopí, and Puerto Salgar)
Archdiocese of Manizales
Diocese of La Dorada-Guaduas (erected) (Puerto Boyacá, Puerto Triunfo, La Dorada, Samaná, Victoria, Marquetalia, Pennsylvania, and Manzanares along with Corregimiento de Montebonito and Inspection de Policía de San Miguel)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Manizales
Archdiocese of Manizales

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Diocese of Manizales
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 227, and Page 228
  • Archdiocese of Manizales
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 46, Page 641, to Page 643
    • Annuario Pontificio, Year 2022, Page 441


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