Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez

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Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez
Apostolicus Vicariatus Mendezensis
Ecuador Macas churchVirgenPurisima.JPG
Cathedral in Macas
Location
Country Ecuador
Statistics
Area 25,690 km2 (9,920 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
126,000
111,000 (88.1%)
Parishes 70
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 17 February 1893 (121 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Purísima de Macas
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Néstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B.
Emeritus Bishops Pietro Gabrielli, S.D.B.
Map
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The Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Mendezensis) in the Catholic Church is located in the city of Macas in Ecuador.

History[edit]

On 17 February 1893 Pope Leo XIII established the Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez y Gualaquiza from the Vicariate Apostolic of Napo. Pope Pius XII changed its name to the Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez on 12 April 1951.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Santiago (Giacomo) Costamagna, S.D.B. † (18 Mar 1895 - 1919)
  • Domenico Comin, S.D.B. † (5 Mar 1920 - 17 Aug 1963)
  • José Félix Pintado Blasco, S.D.B. † (17 Aug 1963 - 24 Jan 1981)
  • Teodoro Luis Arroyo Robelly, S.D.B. † (24 Jan 1981 - 1 Jul 1993)
  • Pietro Gabrielli, S.D.B. (1 Jul 1993 - 15 Apr 2008)
  • Néstor Montesdeoca Becerra, S.D.B. (15 Apr 2008–present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-17.