Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos

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Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos
Vicariatus Apostolicus Iquitosensis
Iquitos Cathedral by night.jpg
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Country Peru
Metropolitan Immediately subject to the Holy See
Area 100,042 km2 (38,626 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
770,200 (81.0%)
Rite Latin Rite
Established 13 July 1945 (71 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral San Juan Bautista
Current leadership
Bishop Miguel Olaortúa Laspra, O.S.A.
Emeritus Bishops Julián García Centeno, O.S.A.

The Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos (originally Apostolic Prefecture of San León del Amazonas) (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Iquitosensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate (pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction) in Amazonian northern Peru.

It is exempt (i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province) and his its cathedral episcopal see, the Catedral San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist), in the city of Iquitos.



All Latin (Roman rite), mostly missionary members of the Augustinians (O.S.A.)
Apostolic Prefects of San León del Amazonas
  • Fr. Paulino Díaz (1902 – 1911)
  • Fr. Pedro Prat, (O.S.A.) (1911 – 1913)
  • Fr. Rufino Santos (1914 – 1916)
  • Fr. Sotero Redondo Herrero, O.S.A. (November 1915 – 22 February 1921 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of San León del Amazonas
Apostolic Vicars of Iquitos

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