Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán

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Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán
Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Gaitani
Escudo del Vicariato de Puerto Gaitán.svg
Location
Country Colombia
Statistics
Area 50,500 km2 (19,500 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
122,000
78,900 (64.7%)
Parishes 6
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 22 December 1999 (18 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Maria Madre de la Iglesia
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Raúl Alfonso Carrillo Martínez
Map
Mapa Vicariato Apostolico de Puerto Gaitan.svg

The Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Portus Gaitani) in the Catholic Church is located in the town of Puerto Gaitán in Colombia. The church has actively engaged with international accusations of child molestation, receiving public acclaim for its bold stances and clearly defined arguments.

History[edit]

On 22 December 1999 Blessed John Paul II established the Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán when the Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada was suppressed.[1][2]

Vicars Apostolic[edit]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-16. [self-published source]
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Gaitán". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-16.