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Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos

The Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos (originally Apostolic Prefecture of San León del Amazonas) (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Iquitosensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate (pre-diocesan missionary jurisdiction) in Amazonian northern Peru.

Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos

Vicariatus Apostolicus Iquitosensis
Iquitos Cathedral by night.jpg
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Location
Country Peru
MetropolitanImmediately subject to the Holy See
Statistics
Area100,042 km2 (38,626 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
951,400
770,200 (81.0%)
Information
RiteLatin Rite
Established13 July 1945 (74 years ago)
CathedralCatedral San Juan Bautista
Current leadership
BishopVacant
Bishops emeritusJulián García Centeno, O.S.A.

It is exempt (i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province) and has its cathedral episcopal see, the Catedral San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist), in the city of Iquitos.

HistoryEdit

BishopsEdit

OrdinariesEdit

All Latin (Roman rite), mostly missionary members of the Augustinians (O.S.A.)
Apostolic Prefects of San León del Amazonas
  • Fr. Paulino Díaz (1902–1911)
  • Fr. Pedro Prat, (O.S.A.) (1911–1913)
  • Fr. Rufino Santos (1914–1916)
  • Fr. Sotero Redondo Herrero, O.S.A. (November 1915 – 22 February 1921 see below)
Apostolic Vicars of San León del Amazonas
Apostolic Vicars of Iquitos

Auxiliary bishopEdit

ReferencesEdit

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