Mission sui iuris

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A mission sui iuris, or in Latin missio sui iuris, also known as an independent mission, is a rare type of Roman Catholic missionary pseudo-diocesan jurisdiction in an area with very few Catholics, often desolate or remote.

The clerical head is styled Ecclesiastical Superior; he can be a regular cleric, bishop, archbishop or even a cardinal, but if of high rank often resides elsewhere (notably, in another diocese or the Vatican) in chief of his primary office.

Present mission(e)s sui iuris[edit]

As of August 2011, the only cases — all of the Latin rite — were:

In Asia:

In the Atlantic Ocean:

In the Caribbean:

In Oceania:

Those for which no province is named are exempt, i.e. directly under the Holy See.

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