Military Bishopric of Ecuador
|Military Bishopric of Ecuador
Obispado Castrense del Ecuador
|Established||30 March 1983 (30 years ago)|
|Bishop||Miguel Angel Aguilar Miranda|
The Military Bishopric of Ecuador (Spanish: Obispado Castrense del Ecuador) is a military ordinariate of the Roman Catholic Church. Immediately subject to the Holy See, it provides pastoral care to Roman Catholics serving in the Ecuadorian Armed Forces and their families.
It was established as a military vicariate on 30 March 1983, with the first military vicar appointment on 5 August 1983. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986.
- Juan Ignacio Larrea Holguín (appointed 5 August 1983 – resigned 7 December 1989)
- Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (appointed 8 July 1989 – translated to the Archdiocese of Quito 21 March 2003)
- Miguel Angel Aguilar Miranda (current incumbent, appointed 14 February 2004)