Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt

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The Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt, or in full - of Alexandria of Egypt-Heliopolis-Port Said (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Alexandrinus) is the Roman Catholic Apostolic vicariate (missionary ordinariate) in Egypt, named after its cathedral see in Alexandria, a port city and former Catholic patriarchate.

It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

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History[edit]

United titles[edit]

Its full title reflects the (re)absorption of two former Latin Church missionary circonscriptions in Egypt :

Episcopal incumbents[edit]

So far, all vicars were (Latin Church) titular (arch)bishops and members of religious orders

BIOS TO BE ELABORATED

Apostolic Vicars of Egypt, in whom was also vested the diplomatic office of Apostolic Delegate to Egypt and Arabia until 1921
  • Bishop Perpetuo Guasco da Solero, O.F.M. Obs. (1839.06.07 – 1859.08.02)
  • Bishop Paškal Vujičić, O.F.M. Obs. (1860.09.28 – 1866.08.06)
  • Archbishop Luigi Ciurcia, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1866.07.27 – 1881.05.01)
  • Archbishop Anacleto Chicaro, O.F.M. (1881.05.12 – 1888.10.05)
  • Archbishop Aurelio Briante, O.F.M. (1904.07.23 – 1921.02)
  • Bishop Félix Couturier, O.P. (1919.07.03 – 1921.06.28), who became Bishop of Alexandria in Ontario (Canada) (1921.06.28 – 1941.07.27)
  • Bishop Igino Nuti, O.F.M. (1921.12.20 – 1945, followed by a four years vacancy)
Apostolic Vicars of Alexandria of Egypt
  • Jean de Capistran Aimé Cayer, O.F.M. (26 May 1949 – 13 April 1978)
  • Egidio Sampieri, O.F.M. (29 April 1978 – 26 Aug. 2000)
  • Giuseppe Bausardo, S.D.B. (24 Feb. 2001 - 29 Oct 2008)
  • Apostolic Administrator Msgr. Gennaro De Martino, (2008.10.29 – 2009.09.01)
  • Adel Zaky, O.F.M. (1 Sept. 2009 – ...)

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