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Apostolic Vicariate of

Awasa

Ethiopia Ethiopia

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Area: 118,000 km²

Population: 226,833 Catholics (2.9% of 7,929,000 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 20 parishes, 40 missions, 50 priests (20 diocesan, 30 religious), 114 lay religious (39 brothers, 75 sisters), 11 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2016.06.29 – ...):Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (63)Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (63)

Titular Bishop of Ambia

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Awasa (Roman Rite)

Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (63)Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (63)Permalink
(2016.06.29 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia)
Titular Bishop of Ambia

Servite Domino in lætitia

Born:1954.12.17 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1982.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:2016.10.08

Titular Bishop of Ambia (2016.06.29 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (2016.06.29 – ...)

Bishop Giovanni Migliorati, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(2009.03.21 – 2016.05.12)

Christus spes nostra

Born:1942.08.24 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1969.04.12
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.31
Died:2016.05.12 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Ambia (2009.03.21 – 2016.05.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (2009.03.21 – 2016.05.12)

Bishop Lorenzo Ceresoli, M.C.C.J. (87)Bishop Lorenzo Ceresoli, M.C.C.J. (87)Permalink
(1993.12.20 – 2009.03.21)

Titular Bishop of Fallaba
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Awasa (Ethiopia)

Born:1931.05.18 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1960.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:1994.03.19

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (1993.12.20 – 2009.03.21)

Titular Bishop of Fallaba (1993.12.20 – ...)

Bishop Armido Gasparini, M.C.C.J.Permalink
(1979.03.15 – 1993.12.20)

Born:1913.08.19 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1938.04.17
Consecrated Bishop:1979.05.27
Died:2004.10.21 († 91)

Prefect Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (1973.02.16 – 1979.03.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (1979.03.15 – 1993.12.20)

Titular Bishop of Magnetum (1979.03.15 – 2004.10.21)

Prefects Apostolic of Awasa (Roman Rite)

Fr. Armido Gasparini, M.C.C.J. (later Bishop)Permalink
(1973.02.16 – 1979.03.15)

(see above)

Bishop Urbain-Marie Person, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1969.10.15 – 1973.02.16)

Born:1906.02.04 (France)
Ordained Priest:1932.02.28
Consecrated Bishop:1955.08.28
Died:1994.02.09 († 88)

Apostolic Administrator of Harar (Ethiopia) (1952 – 1955.07.03)

Apostolic Administrator of Gimma (Ethiopia) (1952 – 1958)

Prefect Apostolic of Neghelli (Ethiopia) (1952.01.02 – 1969.10.15)

Apostolic Administrator of Hosanna (Ethiopia) (1952.01.02 – 1972)

Vicar Apostolic of Harar (Ethiopia) (1955.07.03 – 1981.12.04)

Titular Bishop of Cyme (1955.07.03 – 1994.02.09)

Prefect Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (1969.10.15 – 1973.02.16)

Prefects Apostolic of Neghelli (Roman Rite)

Bishop Urbain-Marie Person, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1952.01.02 – 1969.10.15)

(see above)

Fr. Gabriele Arosio, P.I.M.E.Permalink
(1937.05.21 – 1945)

Died:1945

Prefect Apostolic of Neghelli (Ethiopia) (1937.05.21 – 1945)


as of 2018.11.07

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