Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco Paraguayo

The Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Ciachensis in Paraquaria Natione) in the Catholic Church is located in the city of Fuerte Olimpo in Paraguay.

Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco Paraguayo

Apostolicus Vicariatus Ciachensis in Paraquaria Natione
Cathedral de Fuerte Olimpo.jpg
Cathedral in Fuerte Olimpo
Location
Country Paraguay
Statistics
Area96,300 km2 (37,200 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
27,000
24,500 (90.7%)
Parishes10
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established11 March 1948 (73 years ago)
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Vicar ApostolicGabriel Narciso Escobar Ayala, SDB
Map
Prelatura del Chaco.svg

HistoryEdit

On 11 March 1948, Pope Pius XII established the Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo from the Diocese of Concepción y Chaco.[1][2]

OrdinariesEdit

  1. Ángel Muzzolón, SDB † (11 March 1948 – 6 March 1969)
  2. Alejo del Carmen Obelar Colman, SDB † (6 March 1969 – 13 September 1986)
  3. Zacarías Ortiz Rolón, SDB (12 March 1988 – 12 July 2003), appointed Bishop of Concepción (Santissima Concezione) en Paraguay
  4. Edmundo Valenzuela, SDB (13 February 2006 – 8 November 2011), appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Asunción
  5. Gabriel Narciso Escobar Ayala, SDB (18 June 2013 – )

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Chaco Paraguayo". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Chaco Paraguayo". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2013-04-17.