Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico

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Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico
Apostolicus Vicariatus Aguaricoënsis
Location
Country Ecuador
Statistics
Area 28,000 km2 (11,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
133,900
111,000 (82.9%)
Parishes 12
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 16 November 1953 (63 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Vicar Apostolic Jesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap.
Map
Ecuador - Vicariato apostolico di Aguarico.jpg

The Apostolic Vicariate (Vicariate Apostolic) of Aguarico (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Aguaricoënsis), a missionary s-circonscription of the Roman Catholic Church, is located in the Aguarico Canton in Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest.

History[edit]

On 16 November, 1953 Pope Pius XII established the Prefecture Apostolic of Aguarico from the Apostolic Vicariate of Napo. It has a cathedral see, the Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in Puerto Francisco de Orellana, in Orellana Province.

Pope John Paul II elevated it to a Vicariate Apostolic on 2 July 1984.[1][2]

It remains exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesistical province.

Episcopal Incumbents[edit]

So far, all ordinaries have been Friars Minor Capuchin.

Apostolic prefects
  • Igino Gamboa, O.F.M. Cap. † (30 March 1954 Appointed - 1965)
  • Alejandro Labaca Ugarte, O.F.M. Cap. † (22 Jan. 1965 Appointed - 26 June 1970)
  • Jesús Langarica Olagüe, O.F.M. Cap. † (26 June 1970 Appointed - 1984)
Apostolic vicars
  • Alejandro Labaca Ugarte, O.F.M. Cap. † (2 July 1984 Appointed - 2 July 1987)
  • Jesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap. (22 Jan. 1990 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources and References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Aguarico". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-17.