Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal

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Vicariate Apostolic of Izabal
Apostolicus Vicariatus Izabalensis
Country  Guatemala
Area 9,038 km2 (3,490 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
280,000 (66.8%)
Parishes 15
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 30 April 1968 (49 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral Inmaculada Concepción de María
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva
Emeritus Bishops Gabriel Peñate Rodríguez
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The Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal is a missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction in eastern Guatemala's Izabal Department.

It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Its cathedral episcopal see is Catedral Inmaculada Concepción de María, in Puerto Barrios.


It was erected 30 April 1968, as the Apostolic Administration of Izabal', on territory split off from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Zacapa. It was elevated on 12 March 1988.

Episcopal ordinaries[edit]

(all Roman Rite)

Apostolic Administrators of Izabal
Apostolic Vicars of Izabal

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