Military Bishopric of Peru

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Military Bishopric of Peru
Obispado Castrense del Perú
Location
Country Peru
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 15 May 1943 (71 years ago)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop vacant see (sede vacante); Bishop Emeritus Guillermo Martín Abanto Guzmán resigned on Saturday, July 20, 2013; however, Pope Francis appointed the Bishop Prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Caravelí, Bishop Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, MSC, as Bishop-designate of the Military Ordinariate of Peru on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Military Bishopric of Peru (Spanish: Obispado Castrense del Perú) 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 Peruvian Armed Forces and their families.

The Military Ordinariate is currently a vacant see (sede vacante) following the Saturday, July 20, 2013 acceptance by Pope Francis of the resignation of Bishop Guillermo Martín Abanto Guzmán, who had just been appointed by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on October 30, 2012.[1] However, Pope Francis appointed the Bishop Prelate of the Territorial Prelature of Caravelí, Bishop Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, MSC, as Bishop-designate for the Military Ordinariate of Peru on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. The Bishop will be installed as Military Ordinary at a later date.

History[edit]

It was established as a military vicariate on 15 May 1943, but the first military vicar was not appointed until 13 January 1945. It was elevated to a military ordinariate on 21 July 1986.

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