Apostolic Vicariate of Camiri

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Apostolic Vicariate of Camiri
Apostolicus Vicariatus Cuevensis
Vicariato Apostólico de Camiri
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Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi
Country Bolivia
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 104,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
120,000 (83.3%)
Parishes 24
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 22 May 1919 (96 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi in Camiri
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Apostolic Vicar Francisco Focardi Mazzocchi
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The Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Camiri (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Pandoënsis) is an apostolic vicariate located in the city of Camiri in Bolivia.


On 22 May 1919 Pope Benedict XV established the Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco from the Diocese of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The name of the vicariate has subsequently been changed twice. Pope Pius XII changed the name to the Vicariate Apostolic of Cuevo in 1951 and Blessed John Paul II gave it its present name in 2003.[1][2]


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  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Camiri". catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Camiri". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-03-30.