Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo

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The Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo (Vicariatus Apostolicus Isiolansus) is a Latin Catholic pre-diocesan jurisdiction (entitled to a titular bishop) in Eastern Province, Kenya.

It is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See and its missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

It has its episcopal see and headquarters in the Isiolo town, where it has the St. Eusebius Cathedral.

History[edit]

It was created on 15 December 1995 as Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo/ Isiolan(us) (Latin adjective), on territory split off from the Diocese of Meru.

Statistics[edit]

As per 2014, the vicariate pastorally serves 49,800 Catholics (34.8% of 143,294 total) on an area of 25,605 km², in 13 parishes and a mission with 22 priests (16 diocesan, 6 religious), 55 lay religious (9 brothers, 46 sisters) and 12 seminarians.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Vicars of Isiolo

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