Apostolic Vicariate of

Puyo

Ecuador Ecuador

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Puyo / Puyoën(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (1998.11.28 – ...):Bishop Rafael Cob García (72)Bishop Rafael Cob García (72)

Titular Bishop of Cerbali

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Puyo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rafael Cob García (72)Bishop Rafael Cob García (72)
(1998.11.28 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Puyo (Ecuador)
Titular Bishop of Cerbali

Haced todo con amor

Born:1951.10.23 (La Horra, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1976.10.23
Consecrated Bishop:1999.01.06

Priest of Burgos (Spain) (1976.10.23 – 1998.11.28)

Titular Bishop of Cerbali (1998.11.28 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Puyo (Ecuador) (1998.11.28 – ...)

Bishop Frumencio Escudero Arenas (76)Bishop Frumencio Escudero Arenas (76)
(1992.10.06 – 1998.07.25)

Titular Bishop of Cincari
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Puyo (Ecuador)

Born:1947.10.27 (Celada del Camino, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1985.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:1992.11.29

Priest of Puyo (Ecuador) (1985.08.15 – 1992.10.06)

Vicar Apostolic of Puyo (Ecuador) (1992.10.06 – 1998.07.25)

Titular Bishop of Cincari (1992.10.06 – ...)

Bishop Tomás Angel Romero Gross, O.P.
(1976.05.18 – 1990.02.28)

Born:1918.03.21 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1942.01.18
Consecrated Bishop:1973.08.15
Died:1990.02.28 († 71)

Vicar Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1973.07.05 – 1976.05.18)

Titular Bishop of Molicunza (1973.07.05 – 1990.02.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Puyo (Ecuador) (1976.05.18 – 1990.02.28)

Vicars Apostolic of Canelos (Roman Rite)

Bishop Tomás Angel Romero Gross, O.P.
(1973.07.05 – 1976.05.18)

(see above)

Bishop Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P.
(1964.09.29 – 1972.12.11)

Born:1920.05.10 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1944.12.03
Consecrated Bishop:1964.12.03
Died:1994.08.22 († 74)

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1959.01.24 – 1964.09.29)

Titular Bishop of Casæ in Numidia (1964.09.29 – 1972.12.11)

Vicar Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1964.09.29 – 1972.12.11)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (1972.12.11 – 1985.05.02)

Prefects Apostolic of Canelos (Roman Rite)

Fr. Alberto Zambrano Palacios, O.P. (later Bishop)
(1959.01.24 – 1964.09.29)

(see above)

Fr. Sebastião Acosta Hurtado, O.P.
(1948.11.12 – 1958)

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1948.11.12 – 1958)

Fr. Giacinto Maria D’Avila, O.P.
(1936.09.16 – 1948)

Died:1948

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1936.09.16 – 1948)

Fr. Agostino M. León, O.P.
(1930.02.19 – 1936)

Died:1936

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos y Macas (Ecuador) (1926.03.17 – 1930.02.19)

Prefect Apostolic of Canelos (Ecuador) (1930.02.19 – 1936)

Prefects Apostolic of Canelos y Macas (Roman Rite)

Fr. Agostino M. León, O.P.
(1926.03.17 – 1930.02.19)

(see above)

Special Churches

Ambato (←), Napo (↑), Aguarico (↗), Iquitos (↘), Méndez (↓)

Statistics (2019.12.31)

Area: 30,000 km²

Population: 64,700 Catholics (69.4% of 93,200 total)

Pastoral Centres: 20 parishes

Personnel: 14 priests (11 diocesan, 3 religious), 66 religious (7 brothers, 59 sisters), 5 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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