Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas

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Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas
Apostolicus Vicariatus Yurimaguaënsis
Yurimaguas.jpg
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Snows
Location
Country Peru
Statistics
Area 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
252,000
216,000 (85.7%)
Parishes 23
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 27 February 1921 (94 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Virgen de la Nieves
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic José Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P.

The Vicariate Apostolic of Yurimaguas (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Yurimaguaënsis) in the Catholic Church is located in the town of Yurimaguas in Peru.

History[edit]

On 27 February 1921 Pope Benedict XV established the Prefecture Apostolic of San Gabriel de la Dolorosa del Marañón from the Vicariate Apostolic of San León del Amazonas. The prefecture was elevated to a Vicariate Apostolic by Pope Pius XI on 3 June 1936. It lost territory in 1946 when the Prefecture Apostolic of San Francisco Javier was established. The vicariate's name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Yurimaguas on 10 November 1960.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Atanasio Celestino Jáuregui y Goiri, C.P. † (1921 - 30 Aug 1957)
  • Gregorio Elias Olazar Muruaga, C.P. † (31 Aug 1957 - 25 Mar 1972)
  • Miguel Irizar Campos, C.P. (25 Mar 1972 - 6 Aug 1989) Appointed, Coadjutor Bishop of Callao
  • José Luis Astigarraga Lizarralde, C.P. (26 Nov 1991 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Yurimaguas". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Yurimaguas". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-17.