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Apostolic Vicariate of

Soddo

Ethiopia Ethiopia

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Soddo / Sodden(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2014.01.12 – ...):Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara (78)Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara (78)

Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Soddo (Roman Rite)

Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara (78)Bishop Tsegaye Keneni Derara (78)Permalink
(2014.01.12 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia)
Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena

Born:1943.11.23 (Metcha Borodo, Ethiopia)
Ordained Priest:1976.07.13
Consecrated Bishop:2013.11.24

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia) (2013.10.11 – 2014.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Byzacena (2013.10.11 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia) (2014.01.12 – ...)

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J. (84)Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J. (84)Permalink
(2010.01.20 – 2014.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Vulturia
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Soddo (Ethiopia)

Born:1938.09.05 (Medellin, Colombia)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.13
Consecrated Bishop:2007.03.04

Vicar Apostolic of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia) (2007.01.05 – 2010.01.20)

Titular Bishop of Vulturia (2007.01.05 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Soddo (Ethiopia) (2010.01.20 – 2014.01.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Soddo–Hosanna (Roman Rite)

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J. (84)Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, S.J. (84)Permalink
(2007.01.05 – 2010.01.20)

(see above)

Bishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95)Bishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95)Permalink
(1982.10.15 – 2007.01.05)

Titular Bishop of Iucundiana
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia)

Born:1926.11.21 (San Severino Marche, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1950.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1982.12.10

Apostolic Administrator of Hosanna (Ethiopia) (1972 – 1977.12.30)

Apostolic Administrator of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia) (1977.12.30 – 1979.02.23)

Prefect Apostolic of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia) (1979.02.23 – 1982.10.15)

Vicar Apostolic of Soddo–Hosanna (Ethiopia) (1982.10.15 – 2007.01.05)

Titular Bishop of Iucundiana (1982.10.15 – ...)

Prefects Apostolic of Soddo–Hosanna (Roman Rite)

Bishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95)Fr. Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95) (later Bishop)Permalink
(1979.02.23 – 1982.10.15)

(see above)

Bishop Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95)Fr. Domenico Crescentino Marinozzi, O.F.M. Cap. (95) (later Bishop)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1977.12.30 – 1979.02.23)

Former Prelates

Statistics

Area: 45,500 km²

Population: 193,650 Catholics (3.4% of 5,714,930 total) (2019)

Statistics: 36 parishes, 5 missions, 56 priests (29 diocesan, 27 religious), 65 lay religious (30 brothers, 35 sisters), 4 seminarians (2019)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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