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Apostolic Vicariate of

Benghazi

Libya Libya

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Immediately subject to the Holy See

History

  • 1927.02.03: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Cirenaica / Cyrenaicæ (Latin) (from Apostolic Vicariate of Libya)
  • 1939.06.22: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Benghazi / Berenicen(sis) (Latin) (lost territory to establish Apostolic Vicariate of Derna)

Special Churches


Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (1997.03.10 – ...):Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (73)Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (73)

Titular Bishop of Saldæ

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Benghazi (Roman Rite)

Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (73)Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M. (73)
(1997.03.10 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya)
Titular Bishop of Saldæ

Born:1941.02.14 (Malta)
Ordained Priest:1966.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1997.05.11

Titular Bishop of Saldæ (1997.03.10 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1997.03.10 – ...)

Bishop Giustino Giulio Pastorino, O.F.M.
(1965.01.11 – 1997.03.10)

Born:1910.06.10 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1934.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1965.03.21
Died:2005.04.26 († 94)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1965.01.11 – 1997.03.10)

Titular Bishop of Babra (1965.01.11 – 2005.04.26)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (1966 – 1978)

Bishop Ernesto Aurelio Ghiglione, O.F.M.
(1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Born:1884.10.23
Ordained Priest:1908.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.23
Died:1964.06.08 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Gauriana (1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Bishop Candido Domenico Moro, O.F.M.
(1939.06.22 – 1950)

Born:1880.04.22
Ordained Priest:1902.01.20
Consecrated Bishop:1931.09.21
Died:1952.10.01 († 72)

Vicar Apostolic of Cirenaica (Libya) (1931.07.14 – 1939.06.22)

Titular Bishop of Uzita (1931.07.14 – 1952.10.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1939.06.22 – 1950)

Vicars Apostolic of Cirenaica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Candido Domenico Moro, O.F.M.
(1931.07.14 – 1939.06.22)

(see above)

Bishop Bernardino Vitale Bigi, O.F.M.
(1927.01.27 – 1930.04.19)

Died:1930.04.19

Vicar Apostolic of Cirenaica (Libya) (1927.01.27 – 1930.04.19)


as of 2014.03.24

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