General Vicar of the Armies

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This is a list of the General Vicar of the Armies. They are Royal Chief Chaplains whose office is to serve the Spanish army.

The office was first established in 1644 and is usually attached with the title Patriarch of the West Indies (except for the period of 1891-1920). It only at first existed in wartime period but was permanently established in 1762. Also it was abolished during the First and Second Spanish republican era (1873-1875, 1932-1937).

List of General Vicar of the Armies[edit]



From this time forward (1937) the Royal Chief Chaplains are always Archbishop of Toledo...

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