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Apostolic Vicariate of

Izabal

Guatemala Guatemala

Continent: Central America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate

Area: 9,038 km²

Population: 332,000 Catholics (68.7% of 483,000 total) (2015)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Neighbouring Dioceses: Zacapa (↙), Vera Paz (←), Belize City–Belmopan (↑), San Pedro Sula (→), Santa Rosa de Copán (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: Inmaculada Concepción de María

Statistics: 18 parishes, 27 priests (22 diocesan, 5 religious), 56 lay religious (9 brothers, 47 sisters), 8 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches

Zacapa (↙), Vera Paz (←), Belize City–Belmopan (↑), San Pedro Sula (→), Santa Rosa de Copán (↓)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2013.02.09 – ...):Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (55)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (55)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Izabal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (55)Bishop Domingo Buezo Leiva (55)Permalink
(2013.02.09 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala)
Titular Bishop of Dardanus
Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala

Born:1962.12.12 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1988.11.25
Consecrated Bishop:2013.05.04

Secretary General of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (2012.03? – ...)

Titular Bishop of Dardanus (2013.02.09 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala) (2013.02.09 – ...)

Bishop Mario Enrique Ríos Montt, C.M. (86)Bishop Mario Enrique Ríos Montt, C.M. (86)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.07.26 – 2013.02.09)

Bishop Gabriel Peñate Rodríguez (61)Bishop Gabriel Peñate Rodríguez (61)Permalink
(2004.05.21 – 2011.07.26)

Titular Bishop of Succuba
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Izabal (Guatemala)

Born:1957.09.27 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1984.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:2004.08.14

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala) (2004.05.21 – 2011.07.26)

Titular Bishop of Succuba (2004.05.21 – ...)

Bishop Luis María Estrada Paetau, O.P.Permalink
(1988.03.12 – 2004.05.21)

Born:1935.05.26 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1961.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1977.12.12
Died:2011.03.25 († 75)

Apostolic Administrator of El Petén (Guatemala) (1970.11.30 – 1977.10.27)

Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala) (1977.10.27 – 1988.03.12)

Titular Bishop of Regiæ (1977.10.27 – 2011.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Izabal (Guatemala) (1988.03.12 – 2004.05.21)

Apostolic Administrators of Izabal (Roman Rite)

Bishop Luis María Estrada Paetau, O.P.Permalink
(1977.10.27 – 1988.03.12)

(see above)

Bishop Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes (92)Bishop Gerardo Humberto Flores Reyes (92)Permalink
(1969.05.09 – 1977.10.07)

Bishop emeritus of Vera Paz (Guatemala)

Born:1925.12.09 (Guatemala)
Ordained Priest:1949.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1966.10.07

Auxiliary Bishop of Quetzaltenango, Los Altos (Guatemala) (1966.07.26 – 1969.05.09)

Titular Bishop of Nova Cæsaris (1966.07.26 – 1977.10.07)

Apostolic Administrator of Izabal (Guatemala) (1969.05.09 – 1977.10.07)

Bishop of Vera Paz (Guatemala) (1977.10.07 – 2001.02.22)

President of Episcopal Conference of Guatemala (1992 – 1994)


as of 2018.11.07

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