Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte

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Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte
Vicariatus Apostolicus Nekemteensis
Location
Country Ethiopia
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area 98,792 km2 (38,144 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
6,000,000
42,000 (0.7%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Kidane Meheret
Current leadership
Bishop Bishop Varghese Thottamkara, C.M. (formerly, Coadjutor Bishop under Bishop Emeritus Theodorus van Ruijven, C.M.)[1]

The Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Nekemteensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate (pre-diocesan jurisdiction) located in Nekemte, Ethiopia (where Ethiopian Orthodox, Islam and Coptic Catholicism are predominant).

The see is directly subject to the Holy See (not part of any ecclesiastical province) and its Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Its seat is the Cathedral of Kidane Meheret, in Nekemte.

History[edit]

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, it pastorally served 46,900 Latin Catholics (0.6% of 7,831,000 total) on 98,792 km² in 93 parishes and 26 missions with 38 priests (30 diocesan, 8 religious), 6 deacons, 56 lay religious (14 brothers, 42 sisters) and 15 seminarians .

Ordinaries[edit]

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

Apostolic Prefect of Southern Kaffa
Apostolic Prefects of Kaffa
TO ELABORATE
  • Father Gaudenzio Barlassina, I.M.C. (see above May 6, 1913 – 1933)
  • Fr. Luigi Santa, I.M.C. (July 14, 1934 – March 15, 1937 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of Gimma
TO ELABORATE
Apostolics Vicar of Nekemte
TO ELABORATE

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