Apostolic Prefecture of

Western Sahara

Western Sahara Western Sahara

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Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Prefecture Apostolic Prefecture

Name: Western Sahara (English) / Sahara Occidental (Italiano) / de Sahara Occidentali (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Celebrations

Liturgical Calendar (Universal) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Prefect Apostolic (2013.06.24 – ...):Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)

Ordinaries

Prefects Apostolic of Western Sahara (Roman Rite)

Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)
(2013.06.24 – ...)

Prefect Apostolic of Western Sahara (Western Sahara)

Born:1974.03.16 (Madrid, Spain)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.02

Apostolic Administrator of Western Sahara (Western Sahara) (2009.06 – 2013.06.24)

Prefect Apostolic of Western Sahara (Western Sahara) (2013.06.24 – ...)

Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)Fr. Mario León Dorado, O.M.I. (50)
(Apostolic Administrator 2009.06 – 2013.06.24)

Fr. Acacio Valbuena Rodríguez, O.M.I.
(1994.07.10 – 2009.02.25)

Born:1922.05.08 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1945.03.17
Died:2011.05.04 († 88)

Prefect Apostolic of Western Sahara (Western Sahara) (1994.07.10 – 2009.02.25)

Fr. Félix Erviti Barcelona, O.M.I.
(1976.05.02 – 1994.07.06)

Born:1910.07.29 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1933.02.19
Died:2000.11.24 († 90)

Prefect Apostolic of Sahara Español e Ifni (Western Sahara) (1954.07.19 – 1970.05.02)

Prefect Apostolic of Sahara Español (Western Sahara) (1970.05.02 – 1976.05.02)

Prefect Apostolic of Western Sahara (Western Sahara) (1976.05.02 – 1994.07.06)

Prefects Apostolic of Sahara Español (Roman Rite)

Fr. Félix Erviti Barcelona, O.M.I.
(1970.05.02 – 1976.05.02)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Sahara Español e Ifni (Roman Rite)

Fr. Félix Erviti Barcelona, O.M.I.
(1954.07.19 – 1970.05.02)

(see above)

Special Churches

Islas Canarias (←), Rabat (↗), Nouakchott (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 266,000 km²

Population: 345 Catholics (0.0% of 1,037,300 total)

Pastoral Centres: 2 parishes, 1 mission

Personnel: 2 priests (religious), 3 religious (3 brothers)

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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