Apostolic Vicariate of

Luang Prabang

Laos Laos

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Luang Prabang / 琅勃拉邦 (正體中文) / Luangen(sis) Prabangen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

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History

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (1999.02.16 – ...):Fr. Tito Banchong Thopanhong (75)Fr. Tito Banchong Thopanhong (75)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Luang Prabang (Roman Rite)

Fr. Tito Banchong Thopanhong (75)Fr. Tito Banchong Thopanhong (75)
(Apostolic Administrator 1999.02.16 – ...)

Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. (81)Bishop Jean Khamsé Vithavong, O.M.I. (81)
(Apostolic Administrator 1984 – 1999)

Bishop Thomas Nantha
(Apostolic Administrator 1975.11.29 – 1984.04.07)

Bishop Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I. (92)Bishop Alessandro Staccioli, O.M.I. (92)
(1968.09.26 – 1975.11.29)

Titular Bishop of Tauriano
Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy)

Born:1931.11.13 (Trieste, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1956.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1968.12.08

Vicar Apostolic of Luang Prabang (Laos) (1968.09.26 – 1975.11.29)

Titular Bishop of Tauriano (1968.09.26 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of Siena–Colle di Val d’Elsa–Montalcino (Italy) (1975.11.29 – 1990.12.10)

Bishop Lionello Berti, O.M.I.
(1963.03.01 – 1968.02.24)

Born:1925.09.11 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1948.06.20
Consecrated Bishop:1962.08.26
Died:1968.02.24 († 42)

Auxiliary Bishop of Vientiane (Laos) (1962.06.18 – 1963.03.01)

Titular Bishop of Germanicopolis (1962.06.18 – 1968.02.24)

Vicar Apostolic of Luang Prabang (Laos) (1963.03.01 – 1968.02.24)

Special Churches

Nakhon Sawan (↙), Chiang Rai (←), Kengtung (↖), Dali 大理 (↑), Hung Hoá (↗), Vientiane (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 80,425 km²

Population: 2,730 Catholics (0.2% of 1,809,550 total)

Pastoral Centres: 23 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 4 priests (diocesan), 3 religious (3 sisters), 3 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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