Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo
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.
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.
(all Roman Rite)
- Apostolic Vicars of Isiolo
- Luigi Locati (born Italy) (1995.12.15 – death 14 July 2005 fatally shot during an attempted robbery), Titular Bishop of Zica (1995.12.15 – 2005.07.14)
- Apostolic Administrator John Njue (2005 – January 25, 2006), while Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (2007.10.06 – ...), created Cardinal-Priest of Preziosissimo Sangue di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo (2007.11.24 [2008.02.17] – ...)
- Anthony Ireri Mukobo, Consolata Missionaries (I.M.C.) (first native incumbent) (25 January 2006 - ... ), Titular Bishop of Rusguniæ (1999.12.22 – ...); previously Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Nairobi (Kenya) (1999.12.22 – 2006.01.25).
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