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Apostolic Vicariate of

Pilcomayo

Paraguay Paraguay

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Pilcomayo / Pilcomayoën(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Orán (←), Chaco Paraguayo (↗), Benjamín Aceval (↘), Formosa (↓)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2022.11.18 – ...):Fr. Miguel Fritz, O.M.I. (67)Fr. Miguel Fritz, O.M.I. (67)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Roman Rite)

Fr. Miguel Fritz, O.M.I. (67)Fr. Miguel Fritz, O.M.I. (67)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2022.11.18 – ...)

Bishop Lucio Alfert, O.M.I. (81)Bishop Lucio Alfert, O.M.I. (81)Permalink
(1986.01.24 – 2022.11.18)

Titular Bishop of Tubyza
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Pilcomayo (Paraguay)

Born:1941.11.18 (Heek, Germany)
Ordained Priest:1972.04.15
Consecrated Bishop:1986.05.21

Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1986.01.24 – 2022.11.18)

Titular Bishop of Tubyza (1986.01.24 – ...)

Bishop Pedro Shaw, O.M.I.Permalink
(1981.04.22 – 1984.06.21)

Born:1925.09.06 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1951.09.30
Died:1984.06.21 († 58)

Titular Bishop of Crepedula (1981.04.22 – 1984.06.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1981.04.22 – 1984.06.21)

Bishop Sinforiano Lucas Rojo, O.M.I.Permalink
(1962.08.24 – 1981.01.24)

Born:1905.08.21 (Spain)
Ordained Priest:1929.02.23
Consecrated Bishop:1962.10.07
Died:1990.05.04 († 84)

Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1962.08.24 – 1981.01.24)

Titular Bishop of Boreum (1962.08.24 – 1990.05.04)

Bishop Karl Walter Vervoort, O.M.I.Permalink
(1950.07.15 – 1961.09.11)

Born:1899.06.22 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1926.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1950.09.10
Died:1979.07.12 († 80)

Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1932 – 1950.07.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1950.07.15 – 1961.09.11)

Titular Bishop of Barica (1950.07.15 – 1979.07.12)

Bishop-elect Karl Walter Vervoort, O.M.I.Permalink
(1932 – 1950.07.15)

(see above)

Prefects Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Roman Rite)

Fr. Enrico Breuer, O.M.I.Permalink
(1927 – 1932)

Died:1932

Prefect Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1927 – 1932)

Fr. Giuseppe Rose, O.M.I.Permalink
(1925 – 1927)

Died:1927

Prefect Apostolic of Pilcomayo (Paraguay) (1925 – 1927)

Contact Info

Website: Link

Statistics

Area: 125,000 km²

Population: 43,150 Catholics (52.5% of 82,200 total) (2020)

Statistics: 6 parishes, 4 missions, 14 priests (6 diocesan, 8 religious), 23 lay religious (13 brothers, 10 sisters) (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.12.04

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