Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands

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The Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands was the jurisdiction of the prelate of the Catholic Church in the Hawaiian Islands, created in 1847 by the Holy See.[1] In 1848, the phrase Sandwich Islands was dropped and replaced by Hawaiian Islands. The first Vicar Apostolic of the Sandwich Islands (and the Hawaiian Islands) was Msgr. Louis-Désiré Maigret, SS.CC.[2] The Vicariate derives from the Prefecture Apostolic of the Sandwich Islands, established in 1825 and which was to become in 1833, a part of the larger territory under the ordinary jurisdiction of the Vicar Apostolic of Oriental Oceania entrusted to the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

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  1. ^ The Official Catholic Directory. P.J. Kenedy. 1922.
  2. ^ Clarke, Richard Henry (1890). History of the Catholic Church in the United States from the Earliest Period to the Present Time: With Biographical Sketches of the Living Bishops. Embellished with 85 Photogravure Portraits of the American Hierarchy, Steel Plates, and Typogravure Views of All the Cathedral Churches, Besides Numerous Other Illustrations. Gebbie & Company.