Vicariate Apostolic of Napo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Apostolic Vicariate of Napo
Apostolicus Vicariatus Napensis
Location
Country Ecuador
Statistics
Area 24,600 km2 (9,500 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
111,000
97,000 (87.4%)
Parishes 20
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 7 February 1871 (143 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral San José
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Celmo Lazzari, C.S.I.
Emeritus Bishops Paolo Mietto, C.S.I.
Map
Ecuador - Vicariato apostolico del Napo.jpg

The Vicariate Apostolic of Napo (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Napensis) in the Catholic Church is located in the city of Tena, Napo Province in Ecuador.

History[edit]

On 7 February 1871 Pope Pius IX established the Vicariate Apostolic of Napo from the Archdiocese of Quito. It has lost territory five times with the creation of the following jurisdiction: Prefecture Apostolic of Canelos e Macas (1886), Vicariate Apostolic of Méndez y Gualaquiza (1893), Vicariate Apostolic of Zamora (1893), Prefecture Apostolic of San Miguel de Sucumbíos (1924) and the Prefecture Apostolic of Aguarico (1953).[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Emilio Cecco, C.S.I. † (28 Apr 1931 - 1938)
  • Giorgio Rossi, C.S.I. † (23 May 1938 - 22 Jan 1941)
  • Maximiliano Spiller, C.S.I. † (12 Nov 1941 - 27 Apr 1978)
  • Julio Parise Loro, C.S.I. † (27 Apr 1978 - 2 Aug 1996)
  • Paolo Mietto, C.S.I. (2 Aug 1996 - 11 Jun 2010)
  • Celmo Lazzari, C.S.I. (11 Jun 2010 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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