Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos
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Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos

Apostolic Vicariate of Iquitos

Vicariatus Apostolicus Iquitosensis
Iquitos Cathedral by night.jpg
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
MetropolitanImmediately exempt to the Holy See
Area100,042 km2 (38,626 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
770,200 (81.0%)
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteLatin Church
Established13 July 1945 (77 years ago)
CathedralCatedral San Juan Bautista
Current leadership
BishopMiguel Ángel Cadenas Cardo, O.S.A.
Bishops emeritusJulián García Centeno, O.S.A.

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

It is immediately exempt to the Holy See and not part of any ecclesiastical province. Its cathedral, the Catedral San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist), is in the episcopal see of Iquitos.




Missionary members of the Augustinians (O.S.A.)
Apostolic Prefects of San León del Amazonas
  • Fr. Paulino Díaz (bishop) (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

Coadjutor vicar apostolic

Auxiliary bishop


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