Bishop Luis Manuel ALI HERRERA
Auxiliary Bishop, Psychologist
Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Colombia.
Bishop Alí Herrera was the director of the Psychological Orientation Area at the Conciliar Seminary of the Archdiocese of Bogotá (2007 – 2015), where he also taught psychology of human development, social psychology, and pastoral psychology.
He was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, in 1967, and attended the Conciliar Seminary of Bogotá being ordained to the priesthood in 1992.
After graduating in theology from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá (2003) he obtained a degree in psychology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome (2007). He is a senior associate of the Colegio Colombiano de Psicólogos (Colombian School of Psychologists).
In 2015, Pope Francis nominated him Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Bogotá, and Titular Bishop of Giubalziana. His episcopal consecration took place in Bogotá cathedral on 12 December 2015.
In 2022, he was appointed Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Colombia.
In 2022, Pope Francis reappointed him a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
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An online roundtable via webinar connected hundreds of people involved in safeguarding in the Church throughout the world, and focused on the perspective of inculturation.