Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Vicariate Apostolic of Tucupita)
Jump to: navigation, search
Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita
Apostolicus Vicariatus Tucupitensis
Country Venezuela
Area 40,200 km2 (15,500 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
104,000 (76.5%)
Parishes 4
Denomination Catholic Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 30 July 1954 (62 years ago)
Cathedral Catedral de la Divina Pastora
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Apostolic Vicar Ernesto José Romero Rivas

The Apostolic Vicariate (or Vicariate Apostolic) of Tucupita (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Tucupitensis) is a missionary circonscription of the Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela.

It is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province. Its cathedral see is located in Tucupita, the city capital of Venezuela's Atlantic-coastal Delta Amacuro state.


On 30 July 1954, Pope Pius XII established the Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita from territory taken from the Apostolic Vicariate of Caroní.[1][2]

Incumbent Ordinaries[edit]

So far, all its Apostolic Vicars were Capucins (O.F.M. Cap.) and titular bishops

  • Argimiro Alvaro García Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap. † (19 Dec. 1955 - 25 Nov. 1985)
  • Felipe González González, O.F.M. Cap. (25 Nov. 1985 - 26 May 2014)
  • Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. Cap. (7 April 2015 - present)

See also[edit]

Sources and References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Tucupita". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19. [self-published source]
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Tucupita". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 

External links[edit]