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 province Province of Panamá
Metropolitan Jose Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, O.S.A.
Statistics
Area 16,671 km2 (6,437 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
124,000
62,000 (50%)
Parishes 5
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 17 October 1962 (55 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Carmel
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Prelate Aníbal Saldaña Santamaría, O.A.R.
Emeritus Bishops José 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

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