Vicariate Apostolic of Puyo

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Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo
Apostolicus Vicariatus Puyoënsis
Location
Country Ecuador
Statistics
Area 31,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
67,800
61,100 (90.1%)
Parishes 23
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 4 October 1886 (128 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Rafael Cob García
Emeritus Bishops Frumencio Escudero Arenas
Map
Ecuador - Vicariato apostolico di Puyo.jpg

The Vicariate Apostolic of Puyo (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Puyoënsis) in the Catholic Church is located in the city of Puyo, Pastaza in Ecuador.

History[edit]

On 4 October 1886 Pope Leo XIII established the Prefecture Apostolic of Canelos e Macas from the Vicariate Apostolic of Napo. Its name was changed to the Prefecture Apostolic of Canelos e Macas by Pope Pius XI on 19 February 1930. The prefecture was elevated to the Vicariate Apostolic of Canelos by Pope Paul VI on 29 September 1964. Its name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Puyo on 18 May 1976.[1][2]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Agostino M. León, O.P. † (17 Mar 1926 - 1936)
  • Giacinto Maria D’Avila, O.P. † (16 Sep 1936 - 1948)
  • Sebastião Acosta Hurtado, O.P. † (12 Nov 1948 - 1958)
  • Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. † (24 Jan 1959 - 11 Dec 1972) Appointed, Bishop of Loja
  • Tomás Angel Romero Gross, O.P. † (5 Jul 1973 - 28 Feb 1990)
  • Frumencio Escudero Arenas (6 Oct 1992 - 25 Jul 1998)
  • Rafael Cob García (28 Nov 1998 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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