Apostolic Vicariate of Derna
|Apostolic Vicariate of Derna
Vicariatus Apostolicus Dernensis
|Metropolitan||Immediately subject to the Holy See|
|Area||120,000 km2 (46,000 sq mi)|
|(as of 1966)
The Apostolic Vicariate of Derna (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Dernensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic Vicariate (missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction) in Libya, with see in the city of Derna but no cathedral.
It is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See (notably the Roman missionary Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples), not part of any ecclesiastical province.
- Established on June 22, 1939 as Apostolic Vicariate of Derna, on territory split from the Apostolic Vicariate of Cyrenaica.
- Apostolics Vicar of Derna
- Giovanni Lucato, Salesians (S.D.B.), Titular Bishop of Tigias (September 13, 1939 – June 21, 1948), later Bishop of Isernia and Venafro (Italy) (1948.06.21 – 1962.05.01)
- Apostolic Administrator Giustino Giulio Pastorino, Friars Minor (O.F.M.), Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi (1966 – 1978)