Apostolic Vicariate of Awasa

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Apostolic Vicariate of Awasa
Vicariatus Apostolicus Avasanus
Country  Ethiopia
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 75,000 km2 (29,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
157,417 (2.8%)
Rite Latin Rite
Current leadership
Bishop Vacant

The Apostolic Vicariate of Awasa (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Avasanus) is a Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate in central Ethiopia.

It is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See (notably the Roman missionary Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples), not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Its cathedral episcopal see is the Kidane-Meheret Cathedral located in the city of Awasa, on the shores of Lake Awasa in the Great Rift Valley.



(all Roman rite; so far missionary members of Latin congregations)

Apostolic Prefect of Neghelli
Apostolic Prefects of Awasa (Hawassa / Auasa)
Apostolics Vicar of Awasa
  • Armido Gasparini, M.C.C.I. (see above March 15, 1979 – December 20, 1993), Titular Bishop of Magnetum (1979.03.15 – death 2004.10.21)
  • Lorenzo Ceresoli, M.C.C.I. (December 20, 1993 – retired March 21, 2009), Titular Bishop of Fallaba (1993.12.20 – ...)
  • Giovanni Migliorati, M.C.C.I. (March 21, 2009 - May 12, 2016, Titular Bishop of Ambia (2009.03.21 – 2016.05.12)


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