Apostolic Vicariate of Iles Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The Roman Catholic Vicariate Apostolic of Iles Saint Pierre et Miquelon (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Insularum Sancti Petri et Miquelonensis; French: Vicariat Apostolique des Îles Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) was an apostolic vicariate of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in North America. The Vicariate comprised the entirety of the French dependency of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon off the south coast of Newfoundland. As an Apostolic Vicariate, it did not have a formal metropolitan. The church was headed by vicar apostolic.

Vicarate Apostolic of Iles Saint Pierre et Miquelon

Vicariatus Apostolicus Insularum Sancti Petri et Miquelonensis

Vicariat Apostolique des Îles Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Location
Country Saint Pierre and Miquelon, France
Statistics
Area242 km2 (93 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2016)
6,250
5,900 (94.4%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established1763
DissolvedMarch 1, 2018
CathedralSt. Pierre Cathedral, Saint-Pierre
Website
les5clochers.org

First erected as an apostolic prefecture, in 1763, after the Fall of New France, it was established as an apostolic vicariate on November 16, 1970. At the moment of its merging with the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Rochelle and Saintes, the Vicariate had 2 parishes with a combined community of 6,300 Catholics, served by 2 religious priests, 6 female religious, and 2 male religious.

On March 1, 2018, this Vicariate was merged into the territory of the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Rochelle and Saintes, in the French département of Charente-Maritime.[1]

HistoryEdit

OrdinariesEdit

Historical Ordinaries

  • Girard, C.S.Sp. † (22 Jan 1766 Appointed - 1767)
  • Julien-François Becquet, C.S.Sp. † (28 Apr 1767 Appointed - 1775 Resigned)
  • de Longueville † ( 1788 Appointed - 1793 Resigned)
  • Ollivier † ( 1816 Appointed - 7 Sep 1842 Resigned)
  • M. Le Helloco † (22 Jun 1853 Appointed - 1866 Resigned)
  • M. Letournoux † (13 Dec 1866 Appointed - 1892 Resigned)
  • Christophe-Louis Légasse † ( 1899 Appointed - 6 Dec 1915 Appointed, Bishop of Oran)
  • Giuseppe Oster, C.S.Sp. † ( 1916 Appointed - 1922 Died)
  • Charles Joseph Heitz † (9 Nov 1922 Appointed - 1933 Resigned)
  • Raymond Henri Martin, C.S.Sp. † (23 Nov 1945 Appointed - 1966 )
  • François Joseph Maurer, C.S.Sp. † (17 May 1966 Appointed - 17 Feb 2000 Retired)
  • Lucien Prosper Ernest Fischer, C.S.Sp. (17 Feb 2000 Appointed - 19 Jun 2009 Retired)
  • Marie Pierre François Auguste Gaschy, C.S.Sp. (19 Jun 2009 Appointed - 1 Mar 2018 Retired)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rinuncia del Vicario Apostolico di Iles Saint-Pierre et Miquelon e accorpamento del Vicariato nella Diocesi di La Rochelle (Francia)". Official Website of the Holy See (in Italian). Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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