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Apostolic Vicariate of

Darién

Panama Panama

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Area: 16,666 km²

Population: 50,284 Catholics (80.1% of 62,779 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Panamá (←), Colón–Kuna Yala (↖), Apartadó (↘), Istmina–Tadó (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Statistics: 10 parishes, 17 priests (7 diocesan, 10 religious), 24 lay religious (10 brothers, 14 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2005.02.12 – ...):Bishop Pedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F. (64)Bishop Pedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F. (64)

Titular Bishop of Thabraca

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Darién (Roman Rite)

Bishop Pedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F. (64)Bishop Pedro Joaquin Hernández Cantarero, C.M.F. (64)Permalink
(2005.02.12 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama)
Titular Bishop of Thabraca

Te haré pescador de hombres

Born:1954.06.29 (Nicaragua)
Ordained Priest:1986.11.15
Consecrated Bishop:2005.03.19

Titular Bishop of Thabraca (2005.02.12 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (2005.02.12 – ...)

Bishop Rómulo Emiliani Sánchez, C.M.F. (70)Bishop Rómulo Emiliani Sánchez, C.M.F. (70)Permalink
(1988.12.15 – 2002.02.02)

Titular Bishop of Nigræ maiores
Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of San Pedro Sula (Honduras)

Born:1948.05.03 (Honduras)
Ordained Priest:1976.08.08
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.25

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1988.12.15 – 2002.02.02)

Titular Bishop of Nigræ maiores (1988.12.15 – ...)

Auxiliary Bishop of San Pedro Sula (Honduras) (2002.02.02 – 2017.03.21)

Bishop Carlos María Ariz Bolea, C.M.F.Permalink
(1981.07.22 – 1988.12.15)

Fuertes en la fe

Born:1928.12.06 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1953.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1981.11.21
Died:2015.08.29 († 86)

Titular Bishop of Nigræ maiores (1981.07.22 – 1988.12.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1981.07.22 – 1988.12.15)

Bishop of Colón (Panama) (1988.12.15 – 1997.06.13)

Bishop of Colón–Kuna Yala (Panama) (1997.06.13 – 2005.06.18)

Bishop Jesús Serrano Pastor, C.M.F.Permalink
(1956.04.07 – 1981.07.22)

Born:1902.05.25 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1926.05.29
Consecrated Bishop:1956.08.22
Died:1997.07.14 († 95)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1956.04.07 – 1981.07.22)

Titular Bishop of Hypselis (1956.04.07 – 1997.07.14)

President of Episcopal Conference of Panama (1967 – 1969)

Bishop José María Preciado y Nieva, C.M.F.Permalink
(1934.02.26 – 1955.05.19)

Born:1885.09.23 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1912.06.23
Consecrated Bishop:1934.05.31
Died:1963.08.14 († 77)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1934.02.26 – 1955.05.19)

Titular Bishop of Tegea (1934.02.26 – 1963.08.14)

Bishop Juan José Maíztegui y Besoitaiturria, C.M.F. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1926.07.14 – 1932)

Born:1878.04.30 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1902.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1926.10.17
Died:1943.09.28 († 65)

Vicar Apostolic of Darién (Panama) (1926.07.14 – 1932)

Titular Bishop of Tanais (1926.07.14 – 1933.02.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Panamá (Panama) (1932 – 1933.02.24)

Archbishop of Panamá (Panama) (1933.02.24 – 1943.09.28)

Former Prelates


as of 2018.11.07

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