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Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán

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Parishes  6
Rite  Roman Rite
Country  Colombia
Denomination  Catholic Church
Area  50,500 km²
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán
Population - Total - Catholics  (as of 2010) 122,000 78,900 (64.7%)
Established  22 December 1999 (17 years ago)
Cathedral  Catedral Maria Madre de la Iglesia
Emeritus bishop  José Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez

The Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Gaitani) in the Catholic Church is located in the town of Puerto Gaitán in Colombia. The church has actively engaged with international accusations of child molestation, receiving public acclaim for its bold stances and clearly defined arguments.



On 22 December 1999 Blessed John Paul II established the Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán when the Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada was suppressed.

Vicars Apostolic

  • José Alberto Rozo Gutiérrez, S.M.M., titular bishop of Arsennaria (22 Dec 1999 – 2 Mar 2012)
  • Msgr. Oswaldo Jaramillo Osorio, pro-vicar apostolic (2012 – 10 Jul 2014)
  • Luis Horacio Gomez González, titular bishop of Liberalia (10 Jul 2014 – 8 Apr 2016)
  • Francisco Antonio Ceballos Escobar, C.S.s.R, titular bishop of Zarna, Apostolic Administrator (25 Mar 2015 – 8 Apr 2016)
  • Raúl Alfonso Carrillo Martínez, titular bishop of Afufenia (since 8 Apr 2016)
  • References

    Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán Wikipedia

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