Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho

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Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Ayacucho
Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Ayacuquensis
Location
Country Venezuela
Statistics
Area 183,000 km2 (71,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
219,000
167,000 (76.3%)
Parishes 12
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 February 1932 (82 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral María Auxiliadora
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic José Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B.

The Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Ayacucho (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Ayacuquensis) in the Catholic Church is located in the town of Puerto Ayacucho in Venezuela.

History[edit]

On 5 February 1932 Pope Pius XI established the Prefecture Apostolic of Alto Orinoco from territory taken from the Diocese of Santo Tomás de Guayana. It was elevated to a Vicariate Apostolic by Pope Pius XII on 7 May 1953.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Enrico de Ferrari, S.D.B. † (14 Nov 1932 - 3 Aug 1945)
  • Cosma Alterio, S.D.B. † (31 Jan 1947 - 1950)
  • Segundo García Fernández, S.D.B. † (21 Aug 1950 - 5 Oct 1974)
  • Enzo Ceccarelli Catraro, S.D.B. † (5 Oct 1974 - 23 Oct 1989)
  • Ignacio Velasco, S.D.B. † (23 Oct 1989 - 27 May 1995) Appointed, Archbishop of Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela
  • José Angel Divassón Cilveti, S.D.B. (23 Feb 1996 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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