Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico
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Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico
Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico

Apostolicus Vicariatus Aguaricoënsis
Country Ecuador
Area28,000 km2 (11,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
111,000 (82.9%)
DenominationCatholic Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established16 November 1953 (69 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen
Current leadership
Vicar ApostolicJosé Adalberto Jiménez Mendoza, O.F.M. Cap.
Bishops emeritusJesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap.
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The Apostolic Vicariate (Vicariate Apostolic) of Aguarico (Latin: Apostolicus Vicariatus Aguaricoënsis), a missionary s-circonscription of the Roman Catholic Church, is located in the Aguarico Canton in Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest.


On 16 November 1953 Pope Pius XII established the Prefecture Apostolic of Aguarico from the Apostolic Vicariate of Napo. It has a cathedral see, the Catedral Nuestra Señora del Carmen, in Puerto Francisco de Orellana, in Orellana Province.

Pope John Paul II elevated it to a Vicariate Apostolic on 2 July 1984.[1][2]

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

Episcopal Incumbents

So far, all ordinaries have been Friars Minor Capuchin.

Apostolic prefects
  • Igino Gamboa, O.F.M. Cap. + (30 March 1954 Appointed - 1965)
  • Alejandro Labaca Ugarte, O.F.M. Cap. + (22 Jan. 1965 Appointed - 26 June 1970)
  • Jesús Langarica Olagüe, O.F.M. Cap. + (26 June 1970 Appointed - 1982)
Apostolic vicars
  • Alejandro Labaca Ugarte, O.F.M. Cap. + (2 July 1984 Appointed - 2 July 1987)
  • Jesús Esteban Sádaba Pérez, O.F.M. Cap. (22 Jan. 1990 - 2 Aug 2017)
  • José Adalberto Jiménez Mendoza, O.F.M. Cap. (2 Aug 2017 - )

See also

Sources and References

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Aguarico". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Aguarico". Giga Catholic. Retrieved .

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