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Apostolic Vicariate of

Istanbul

Turkey Turkey

Continents: East Europe, Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Population: 15,650 Catholics (2015)

Statistics: 13 parishes, 5 missions, 43 priests (3 diocesan, 40 religious), 74 lay religious (44 brothers, 30 sisters) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Chios (↙), Thessaloniki (←), Sofia–Plovdiv (↖), Anatolia (↘), Izmir (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Chios (↙), Thessaloniki (←), Sofia–Plovdiv (↖), Anatolia (↘), Izmir (↓)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2016.04.16 – ...):Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (66)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (66)

Titular Bishop of Tubernuca

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey)

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Istanbul (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (66)Bishop Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (66)Permalink
(2016.04.16 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey)
Titular Bishop of Tubernuca
President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey
Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey)
Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey)

Ama a dios

Born:1952.08.24 (Mexico)
Ordained Priest:1978.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2016.06.11

Titular Bishop of Tubernuca (2016.04.16 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey) (2016.04.16 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey) (2016.04.16 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey) (2016.04.16 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (2018 – ...)

Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (79)Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, A.A. (79)Permalink
(1992.07.09 – 2016.04.16)

Titular Bishop of Sasima
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Istanbul (Turkey)
Apostolic Administrator emeritus of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey)
Patriarchal Administrator emeritus of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey)

N’aie pas peur

Born:1940.05.12 (France)
Ordained Priest:1969.05.24
Consecrated Bishop:1992.09.13

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey) (1992.07.09 – 2016.04.16)

Titular Bishop of Sasima (1992.07.09 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (1995 – 2001)

Patriarchal Administrator of Istanbul of the Greek-Melkites (Turkey) (1996.11.25 – 2016.04.16)

Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul of the Greeks (Turkey) (1999 – 2016.04.16)

Bishop Antuvan MarovitchPermalink
(1990.11.30 – 1991.12.15)

Born:1926.11.19 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1956.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1987.01.18
Died:1991.12.15 († 65)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1986.10.30 – 1989.05.29)

Titular Bishop of Igilgili (1986.10.30 – 1991.12.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1989.05.29 – 1990.11.30)

Vicar Apostolic of Istanbul (Turkey) (1990.11.30 – 1991.12.15)

Vicars Apostolic of Constantinopole (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antuvan MarovitchPermalink
(1989.05.29 – 1990.11.30)

(see above)

Bishop Gauthier Pierre Georges Antoine Dubois, O.F.M. Cap.Permalink
(1974.11.15 – 1989.05.29)

Born:1906.06.14 (France)
Ordained Priest:1930.07.27
Consecrated Bishop:1975.03.02
Died:1989.05.29 († 82)

Titular Bishop of Atenia (1974.11.15 – 1989.05.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1974.11.15 – 1989.05.29)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (1979 – 1989)

Archbishop Salvatore AstaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1969.06.07 – 1974.11.15)

Archbishop Saverio ZupiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1966.08.30 – 1969)

Archbishop Francesco LardonePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1959 – 1966)

Archbishop Giacomo TestaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1953.06.18 – 1959)

Archbishop Paolo Bertoli (later Cardinal)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1952.03.24 – 1953.05.07)

Archbishop Andrea CassuloPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1947 – 1952.01.09)

Archbishop Alcide Giuseppe Marina, C.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1945 – 1947.05.18)

Saint Archbishop Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1935.01.12 – 1944.12.23)

Archbishop Carlo MargottiPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1930.03.08 – 1934.07.25)

Archbishop Angelo RottaPermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1925.06.06 – 1930.03.20)

Archbishop Angelo Maria Dolci (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1914.11.13 – 1922.12.14)

Born:1867.07.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1890
Consecrated Bishop:1900.05.13
Created Cardinal:1933.03.13
Died:1939.09.13 († 72)

Bishop of Gubbio (Italy) (1900.04.19 – 1906.12.09)

Apostolic Delegate to Ecuador (1906.12.07 – 1910.09)

Apostolic Delegate to Peru and Bolivia (1906.12.07 – 1910.09)

Titular Archbishop of Nazianzus (1906.12.09 – 1911.01.27)

Archbishop of Amalfi (Italy) (1911.01.27 – 1914.11.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1914.11.13 – 1922.12.14)

Apostolic Delegate to Constantinople (1914.11.13 – 1922.12.14)

Titular Archbishop of Hierapolis in Syria (1914.11.13 – 1933.03.13)

Apostolic Delegate to Persia (1918? – 1921.12.21)

Apostolic Nuncio to Romania (1923.05.30 – 1933.03.13)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria (1933.03.16 – 1936.06.15)

Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major (1933.05.22 – 1939.09.13)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1936.06.15 – 1939.09.13)

Archbishop Vincent Sardi di RivisondoliPermalink
(1908.04.06 – 1914)

Born:1855.12.13 (Turkey)
Died:1920.08.12 († 64)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1908.04.06 – 1914)

Apostolic Delegate to Constantinople (1908.04.06 – 1914)

Titular Archbishop of Cæsarea (1908.04.06 – 1920.08.12)

Assessor of Sacred Consistorial Congregation (1916? – 1920.08.12)

Archbishop Luigi Rotelli (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1883.01.26 – 1887.05.23)

Born:1833.07.26 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1856.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1878.07.21
Created Cardinal:1891.06.01
Died:1891.09.15 († 58)

Bishop of Montefiascone (1878.07.15 – 1882.12.22)

Titular Archbishop of Pharsalus (1882.12.22 – 1891.06.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1883.01.26 – 1887.05.23)

Apostolic Nuncio to France (1887.05.23 – 1891.06.01)

Cardinal-Priest with no Title assigned (1891.06.01 – 1891.09.15)

Archbishop Vicenzo Vannutelli (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1880.01.23 – 1882.12.22)

Born:1836.12.05 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1860.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:1880.02.02
Created Cardinal in pectore:1889.12.30
Revealed as Cardinal:1890.06.23
Died:1930.07.09 († 93)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1880.01.23 – 1882.12.22)

Titular Archbishop of Sardes (1880.01.23 – 1890.06.23)

Apostolic Internuncio to Brazil (1882.12.22 – 1883.10.04)

Apostolic Nuncio to Portugal (1883.10.04 – 1891.05)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite (1891.06.04 – 1900.04.19)

Archpriest of Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major (1896.12.16 – 1930.07.09)

Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina (1900.04.19 – 1930.07.09)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of the Council (1902.07.30 – 1908.10.20)

Prefect of Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura (1908.10.26 – 1914.12.15)

Datary of His Holiness of Apostolic Dataria (1914.12.15 – 1930.07.09)

Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia (1915.12.06 – 1930.07.09)

Prefect of Sacred Congregation of Ceremonies (1915.12.06 – 1930.07.09)

Cardinal Dean of Sacred College of Cardinals (1915.12.06 – 1930.07.09)

Archbishop Antonio Maria Grasselli, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1874.12.22 – 1880.01.23)

Born:1827.01.05 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1849.09.22
Consecrated Bishop:1874.05.17
Died:1919.02.01 († 92)

Vicar Apostolic of Moldavia (Romania) (1874.04.14 – 1874.12.22)

Titular Bishop of Trapezopolis (1874.04.14 – 1875.01.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1874.12.22 – 1880.01.23)

Titular Archbishop of Colossæ (1875.01.08 – 1899.06.19)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tuscanella (1899.06.19 – 1911)

Archbishop-Bishop of Viterbo (Italy) (1899.06.19 – 1913.12.30)

Archbishop-Bishop of Tuscania (1911 – 1913.12.30)

Titular Archbishop of Larissa (1913.12.30 – 1919.02.01)

Archbishop Leopoldo Angelo Santanchè, O.F.M.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1874.11.13 – 1876.04.03)

Archbishop Serafino Milani, O.F.M. Obs.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1874.03.20 – 1874.12.21)

Msgr. Joseph Pluym, C.P.Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1869.06.03 – 1874.01.13)

Bishop Paolo BrunoniPermalink
(1858.11.23 – 1869)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1858.11.23 – 1869)

Archbishop Julien-Marie Hillereau, S.M.M.Permalink
(1835.03.07 – 1855.03.01)

Born:1796.06.22
Consecrated Bishop:1832.08.19
Died:1855.03.01 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Calydon (1832.05.22 – 1833.06.14)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1832.05.22 – 1835.03.07)

Titular Archbishop of Petra (1833.06.14 – 1855.03.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1835.03.07 – 1855.03.01)

Archbishop Binkentios CoressiPermalink
(1816.08.26 – 1835.03.07)

Born:1755.03.01 (Greece)
Ordained Priest:1780
Consecrated Bishop:1801.02.01
Died:1835.03.07 († 80)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Naxos (Greece) (1800.10.01 – 1814.10.12)

Titular Archbishop of Sardes (1814.10.12 – 1835.03.07)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1814.10.12 – 1835.03.07)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1816.08.26 – 1835.03.07)

Bishop Giovanni Battista Fonton, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1799.03.16 – 1816.08.26)

Died:1816.08.26

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1799.03.16 – 1816.08.26)

Bishop Giulio Maria Pecori d’Ameno, O.F.M.Permalink
(1788.09.23 – 1796.02.28)

Died:1796.02.28

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1781.08.18 – 1788.09.23)

Titular Bishop of Aradus (1788.09.23 – 1796.02.28)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1788.09.23 – 1796.02.28)

Bishop Francesco Antonio FracchiaPermalink
(1778.09 – 1795)

Died:1795

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1778.09 – 1795)

Archbishop Nicola PugliesiPermalink
(1777.09.19 – 1778.07.08)

Died:1778.07.08

Bishop of Nikopol (Bulgaria) (1751 – 1767.04.06)

Apostolic Administrator of Valachie (Romania) (1751 – 1767.04.06)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ragusa (Croatia) (1767.04.06 – 1777.09.19)

Titular Archbishop of Thessalonica (1777.09.19 – 1778.07.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1777.09.19 – 1778.07.08)

Bishop Giovanni Battista BavestrelliPermalink
(1772.08.31 – 1777.04.20)

Died:1777.04.20

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1772.08.31 – 1777.04.20)

Archbishop Giuseppe RoveraniPermalink
(1758.12.11 – 1772.07.02)

Died:1772.07.02

Vicar Apostolic of Sofia–Plovdiv (Bulgaria) (1758.12.11 – 1767.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1758.12.11 – 1772.07.02)

Titular Archbishop of Marcianopolis (1767.03.10 – 1772.07.02)

Bishop Biagio PaoliPermalink
(1750.03.18 – 1767)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1750.03.18 – 1767)

Bishop Francesco Girolamo BonaPermalink
(1731.07.18 – 1749)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1731.07.18 – 1749)

Archbishop Antonius BalsariniPermalink
(1730.08.18 – 1731.01.02)

Born:1666
Died:1731.01.02 († 65)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1730.08.18 – 1731.01.02)

Titular Archbishop of Cartagine (1730.08.26 – 1731.01.02)

Bishop Pier Battista Mauri, O.F.M.Permalink
(1720.06.15 – 1730.04.02)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1730.04.02

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1720.06.15 – 1730.04.02)

Bishop Raimondo Galani, O.P.Permalink
(1706.04.19 – 1720)

Born: (Italy)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1706.04.19 – 1720)

Bishop Gaspar Gasparini, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1677.05.31 – 1705.08.22)

Consecrated Bishop:1677.04.25
Died:1705.08.22

Titular Bishop of Pegæ (1677.04.05 – 1705.08.22)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1677.05.31 – 1705.08.22)

Bishop-elect Vito Piluzzi, O.F.M. Conv. (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1675 – 1677)

Consecrated Bishop:1678.09.18
Died:1704.01.06

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1675 – 1677)

Titular Archbishop of Marcianopolis (1678.09.05 – 1704.01.06)

Bishop Andrea Ridolfi, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1662.02.12 – 1677.04.15)

Born: (Italy)
Died:1677.04.15

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1662.02.12 – 1677.04.15)

Archbishop Bonaventura Teuli, O.F.M. Conv.Permalink
(1656.01.07 – 1662)

Born:1596.03.14 (Italy)
Consecrated Bishop:1655.08.19
Died:1670.11.12 († 74)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1656.01.07 – 1662)

Titular Archbishop of Myra (1656.01.07 – 1670.11.12)

Archbishop Giacinto Subiani, O.P.Permalink
(1652.03.05 – 1653)

Consecrated Bishop:1645.09.29
Died:1656.10.15

Titular Archbishop of Edessa (1644.11.14 – 1648.07.13)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1644.11.14 – 1648.07.13)

Vicar Apostolic of Smirne (Turkey) (1648.07.13 – 1652.03.05)

Vicar Apostolic of Constantinopole (Turkey) (1652.03.05 – 1653)

Former Prelates


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