Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

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Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul
Vicariatus Apostolicus Istanbulensis
İstanbul Apostolik taşındi
Location
Country  Turkey
Metropolitan Holy See
Statistics
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
15,650 (as of 2013: 20 Byzantine Rite Catholics)
Parishes 13
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Apostolic Vicar Rubén Tierrablanca González, O.F.M.
Map
Apostolicus Vicariatus Istanbulensis.svg

The Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Istanbulensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey.[1][2] Its territory is the northwestern region of the country. The current Vicar Apostolic is Rubén Tierrablanca González, O.F.M., a Franciscan friar and native of Mexico, who was appointed by Pope Francis on April 16, 2016.[3]

History[edit]

  • April 15, 1742: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople
  • November 30, 1990: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

Special churches[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople[edit]

Erected: 15 April 1742
Latin Name: Constantinopolitanus

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  • Vincenzo Sardi di Rivisondoli (10 Apr 1908 - 10 Jun 1914 Resigned)

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  • Gauthier Pierre Georges Antoine Dubois, O.F.M. Cap. (15 Nov 1974 - 29 May 1989 Died)
  • Antuvan Marovitch (29 May 1989 - 15 Dec 1991 Died)

Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul[edit]

Name Changed: 30 November 1990

  • Louis Pelâtre, A.A. (9 Jul 1992 - 16 Apr 2016 Retired)
  • Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (16 Apr 2016 Appointed - )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Istanbul" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Fr. Rubén Tierrablanca, OFM, Nominated Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul". Ordo Fratrum Minorum. April 16, 2016. 

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Anatolia
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Izmir