Vicariate Apostolic of Caroní

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Apostolic Vicariate of Caroní
Apostolicus Vicariatus Caronensis
Misión de Santa Elena 4a.jpg
Cathedral of St. Helen
Location
Country Venezuela
Statistics
Area 80,309 km2 (31,007 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
56,000
41,550 (74.2%)
Parishes 5
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 March 1922 (92 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de Santa Elena
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Felipe González González

The Vicariate Apostolic of Caroní (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Caronensis) in the Catholic Church is located in the city of Santa Elena de Uairén in Venezuela.

History[edit]

On 4 March 1922 Pope Pius XI established the Vicariate Apostolic of Caroní. It lost territory in 1954 when the Vicariate Apostolic of Tucupita was established.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Benvenuto Diego Alonso y Nistal, O.F.M. Cap. † (23 Dec 1923 - 24 Mar 1938)
  • Constantino Gómez Villa, O.F.M. Cap. † (14 Jul 1938 - 11 Oct 1967)
  • Mariano Gutiérrez Salazar, O.F.M. Cap. † (11 Mar 1968 - 23 Oct 1995)
  • Santiago Pérez Sánchez † (28 May 1993 - 2 Jul 1994)
  • Jesús Alfonso Guerrero Contreras, O.F.M. Cap. (6 Dec 1995 - 9 Apr 2011) Appointed, Bishop of Machiques
  • Felipe González González (26 May 2014 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Caroní". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Caroní". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-19.