Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo

The Apostolic Vicariate (Vicariate Apostolic) of Puyo (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Puyoënsis) is an Apostolic Vicariate (missionary pre-diocesan circumscription) of the Roman Catholic Church. It has a cathedral see, the Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario, located in the city of Puyo, capital of Pastaza Province in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest.

Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo

Apostolicus Vicariatus Puyoënsis
Location
CountryEcuador
Statistics
Area31,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
67,800
61,100 (90.1%)
Parishes23
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established4 October 1886 (136 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Vicar ApostolicRafael Cob García
Bishops emeritusFrumencio Escudero Arenas
Map
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HistoryEdit

On 4 October 1886, Pope Leo XIII established the Prefecture Apostolic of Canelos y Macas from the Vicariate Apostolic of Napo. Its name was changed to the Apostolic Prefecture of Canelos by Pope Pius XI on 19 February 1930.

The prefecture was elevated to the status of Vicariate Apostolic of Canelos by Pope Paul VI on 29 September 1964. Its name was changed to the Vicariate Apostolic of Puyo on 18 May 1976.[1][2]

It remains exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Incumbent OrdinariesEdit

Apostolic prefects of Canelos (y Macas) (all Dominicans)

("y Macas" dropped 19 Feb. 1930)

  • Enrique Ezequiel Vacas Galindo, O.P. † (1898 - 1909)
  • Alvaro Valladares, O.P. † (29 July 1909 - 17 March 1926)
  • Agostino M. León, O.P. † (17 March 1926 – June 1936)
  • Giacinto Maria D’Avila, O.P. † (16 Sep. 1936 – 1948)
  • Sebastião Acosta Hurtado, O.P. † (12 Nov. 1948 – 1958)
  • Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. † (24 Jan. 1959 – 29 Sept. 1964); see below
Apostolic vicars of Canelos / Puyo

(change from "Canelos" to "Puyo" 18 May 1976)

  • Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. † (29 Sept 1964 - 11 Dec. 1972), appointed Bishop of Loja; see above
  • Tomás Angel Romero Gross, O.P. † (5 July 1973 – 28 Feb. 1990)
  • Frumencio Escudero Arenas (6 Oct. 1992 – 25 July 1998)
  • Rafael Cob García (28 Nov. 1998 – present)

See alsoEdit

Sources and ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Puyo". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Puyo". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-04-17.