Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro

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Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro

Praelatura Territorialis Buccae Taurinae
Location
Country Panama
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince of Panamá
MetropolitanJose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.
Statistics
Area16,671 km2 (6,437 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
124,000
62,000 (50%)
Parishes5
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
RiteRoman Rite
Established17 October 1962 (56 years ago)
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Carmel
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
PrelateAníbal Saldaña Santamaría, O.A.R.
Emeritus BishopsJosé Agustín Ganuza García, O.A.R.
Map
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The Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Buccae Taurinae) is a Latin ecclesiastical circumscription suffragan to the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Panamá.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen (dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel), in Bocas del Toro, on Isla Colón, in Panama's western, Atlantic Bocas del Toro province.

History[edit]

It was established on 17 October 1962 as Territorial Prelature on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of David.

Prelate Ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite, so far members of a Latin congregation)

Bishop-prelates of Boca del Toro

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Territorial Prelature of Bocas del Toro". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2007-02-17.[self-published source]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°20′30″N 82°14′27″W / 9.3416°N 82.2409°W / 9.3416; -82.2409