Apostolic Vicariate of

Tucupita

Venezuela Venezuela

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Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Tucupita / Tucupiten(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Patron Saint: San Francisco de Asís (October 4)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 26

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: Calle Centurión, Tucupita, Estado Delta Amacuro, Venezuela

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2015.04.07 – ...):Bishop Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. Cap. (64)Bishop Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. Cap. (64)

Titular Bishop of Nova Sparsa

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Tucupita (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. Cap. (64)Bishop Ernesto José Romero Rivas, O.F.M. Cap. (64)
(2015.04.07 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela)
Titular Bishop of Nova Sparsa

Born:1960.04.19 (Machiques, Venezuela)
Ordained Priest:1990.08.02
Consecrated Bishop:2015.07.12

Titular Bishop of Nova Sparsa (2015.04.07 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela) (2015.04.07 – ...)

Bishop Felipe González González, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Bishop Felipe González González, O.F.M. Cap. (79)
(1985.11.25 – 2014.05.26)

Titular Bishop of Sinnuara
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Caroní (Venezuela)

Born:1944.12.14 (Madrid, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1970.03.15
Consecrated Bishop:1986.01.06

Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela) (1985.11.25 – 2014.05.26)

Titular Bishop of Sinnuara (1985.11.25 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Caroní (Venezuela) (2014.05.26 – 2021.04.27)

Bishop Argimiro Alvaro García Rodríguez, O.F.M. Cap.
(1955.12.19 – 1985.11.25)

Born:1905.09.27 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1930.06.14
Consecrated Bishop:1956.07.08
Died:1991.12.16 († 86)

Vicar Apostolic of Tucupita (Venezuela) (1955.12.19 – 1985.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Coropissus (1955.12.19 – 1991.12.16)

Special Churches

Ciudad Guayana (↙), Maturín (←), Port of Spain (↑), Georgetown (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 40,200 km²

Population: 210,000 Catholics (84.0% of 250,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 4 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 7 priests (religious), 18 religious (8 brothers, 10 sisters), 2 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.29

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