Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Iles Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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Vicarate Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Vicariatus Apostolicus Insularum Sancti Petri et Miquelonensis
Location
Country France
Statistics
Area 242 km2 (93 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
6,325
6,300 (99.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathédral Saint-Pierre
(Cathedral of St. Peter)
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Lucien Prosper Ernest Fisher, C.S.Sp.
Website
les5clochers.org

The Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Insularum Sancti Petri et Miquelonensis) is an apostolic vicariate of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in North America. The Vicariate comprises the entirety of the French dependency of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon off the south coast of Newfoundland. As an Apostolic Vicariate, it does not have a formal metropolitan. The church is currently headed by vicar apostolic, Marie Pierre François Auguste Gaschy, C.S.Sp., a member of the religious congregation of the Spiritans. His predecessor is Lucien Prosper Ernest Fischer.

First erected as an apostolic prefecture, in 1763, after the Fall of New France, it was established as an apostolic vicariate on November 16, 1970. The Vicariate currently has 2 parishes with a combined community of 6,300 Catholics, served by 2 religious priests, 6 female religious, and 2 male religious.

Ordinaries[edit]

Past and Present Ordinaries

  • Girard, C.S.Sp. † (22 Jan 1766 Appointed - )
  • Julien-François Becquet, C.S.Sp. † (28 Apr 1767 Appointed - 1775 Resigned)
  • de Longueville † ( 1788 Appointed - 1793 Resigned)
  • Ollivier † ( 1816 Appointed - 7 Sep 1842 Resigned)
  • M. Le Helloco † (22 Jun 1853 Appointed - 1866 Resigned)
  • M. Letournoux † (13 Dec 1866 Appointed - 1892 Resigned)
  • Christophe-Louis Légasse † ( 1899 Appointed - 6 Dec 1915 Appointed, Bishop of Oran)
  • Giuseppe Oster, C.S.Sp. † ( 1916 Appointed - 1922 Died)
  • Charles Joseph Heitz † (9 Nov 1922 Appointed - 1933 Resigned)
  • Raimondo Enrico Martín, C.S.Sp. † (23 Nov 1945 Appointed - )
  • François Joseph Maurer, C.S.Sp. † (17 May 1966 Appointed - 17 Feb 2000 Retired)
  • Lucien Prosper Ernest Fischer, C.S.Sp. (17 Feb 2000 Appointed - 19 Jun 2009 Retired)
  • Marie Pierre François Auguste Gaschy, C.S.Sp. (19 Jun 2009 Appointed - )

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