Apostolic Vicariate of Napo

The Apostolic Vicariate (Vicariate Apostolic) of Napo (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Napensis) is a missionary circonscription (quasi-diocese) of the Roman Catholic Church. Its cathedral see, Catedral San José, is located in the city of Tena, capital of Napo Province in Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest.

Apostolic Vicariate of Napo

Apostolicus Vicariatus Napensis
Location
CountryEcuador
Statistics
Area24,600 km2 (9,500 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
111,000
97,000 (87.4%)
Parishes20
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established7 February 1871 (150 years ago)
CathedralCatedral San José
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Vicar ApostolicAdelio Pasqualotto, C.S.I.
Map
Ecuador - Vicariato apostolico del Napo.jpg

HistoryEdit

On 7 February 1871, Pope Pius IX established the Vicariate Apostolic of Napo from the Archdiocese of Quito. It remains exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

It has lost territory five times with the creation of the following jurisdictions within Ecuador:

BishopsEdit

Episcopal incumbentsEdit

So far, all its Ordinaries have been members of the missionary Congregation of Saint Joseph (C.S.I.)

  • Emilio Cecco, C.S.I. † (28 April 1931 – 1938)
  • Giorgio Rossi, C.S.I. † (23 May 1938 – 22 Jan. 1941)
  • Maximiliano Spiller, C.S.I. † (12 Nov. 1941 – 27 April 1978)
  • Julio Parise Loro, C.S.I. † (27 April 1978 – 2 Aug. 1996)
  • Paolo Mietto, C.S.I. †(2 Aug. 1996 – 11 June 2010)
  • Celmo Lazzari, C.S.I. (11 June 2010 – 21 Nov. 2013), appointed Vicar Apostolic of San Miguel de Sucumbíos
  • Adelio Pasqualotto, C.S.I. (12 Dec 2014–present)

Coadjutor Vicar ApostolicEdit

Auxiliary bishopsEdit

  • Antonio Cabri, C.S.I. † (9 May 1974 to 27 July 1974), died without being consecrated
  • Julio Parise Loro, C.S.I. † (5 Oct. 1974 - 27 April 1978), appointed Vicar Apostolic here

See alsoEdit

Sources and ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Napo". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Napo". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)