Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli

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Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli
Vicariatus Apostolicus Tripolitanus
Location
Country Libya
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 1,150,000 km2 (440,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
4,500,000
70,000 (1.6%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Tripolitanus) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate located in the city of Tripoli in Libya.

History[edit]

  • 1630: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli
  • 1894: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Libya
  • February 3, 1927: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Tripolitana
  • June 22, 1939: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli

Leadership[edit]

References[edit]

Tripoli Cathedral before conversion into a mosque