Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal
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Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal
Vicariate Apostolic of Izabal

Apostolicus Vicariatus Izabalensis
Location
CountryGuatemala
Ecclesiastical provinceExempt directly to the Holy See
Statistics
Area9,038 km2 (3,490 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2010)
419,000
280,000 (66.8%)
Parishes15
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
Established30 April 1968 (54 years ago)
CathedralCatedral Inmaculada Concepción de María
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopDomingo Buezo Leiva
Bishops emeritusGabriel Peñate Rodríguez
Map
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The Apostolic Vicariate of Izabal is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or apostolic vicariate of the Catholic Church in eastern Guatemala's Izabal Department. It is exempt directly to the Holy See and not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Its cathedral is Catedral Inmaculada Concepción de María, in the see of Puerto Barrios.

History

It was erected 30 April 1968, as the "Apostolic Administration of Izabal", on territory split off from the Diocese of Zacapa. It was elevated as an apostolic vicariate on 12 March 1988.

Episcopal ordinaries

Apostolic Administrators of Izabal
Apostolic Vicars of Izabal

References

  • "Vicariate Apostolic of Izabal". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved .[self-published source]

External links



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