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Apostolic Vicariate of

Tripoli

Libya Libya

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Tripoli / Tripolitan(us) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Laghouat (↙), Tunis (←), Misurata (→), Benghazi (↘), Maradi (↓)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2017.02.05 – ...):Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)

Titular Bishop of San Leone

Apostolic Administrator of Misurata (Libya)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Tripoli (Roman Rite)

Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)Permalink
(2017.02.05 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya)
Titular Bishop of San Leone
Apostolic Administrator of Misurata (Libya)

Sub tuum præsidium

Born:1962.07.01 (Xaghara, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1986.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:2015.09.04

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (2015.07.10 – 2017.02.05)

Titular Bishop of San Leone (2015.07.10 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Benghazi (Libya) (2016.02.14 – 2019.12.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (2016.02.14 – 2019.12.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (2017.02.05 – ...)

Apostolic Administrator of Misurata (Libya) (2017.02.05 – ...)

Bishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, O.F.M.Permalink
(1985.05.03 – 2017.02.05)

Born:1942.02.05 (El Khadra, Libya)
Ordained Priest:1967.07.28
Consecrated Bishop:1985.10.04
Died:2019.12.30 (Saccolungo, Italy † 77)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1985.05.03 – 2017.02.05)

Apostolic Administrator of Misurata (Libya) (1985.05.03 – 2017.02.05)

Titular Bishop of Tabuda (1985.05.03 – 2019.12.30)

Bishop Guido Attilio Previtali, O.F.M.Permalink
(1969.06.26 – 1985.05.03)

Born:1914.02.24 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1939.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1969.09.07
Died:1989.12.11 († 75)

Prefect Apostolic of Misurata (Libya) (1958.12.05 – 1969.06.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1969.06.26 – 1985.05.03)

Titular Bishop of Sozusa in Libya (1969.06.26 – 1989.12.11)

Apostolic Administrator of Misurata (Libya) (1969.08.04 – 1985.05.03)

Bishop Vitale Bonifacio Bertoli, O.F.M.Permalink
(1951.04.05 – 1967.03.10)

Born:1898.02.22
Ordained Priest:1924.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1951.05.20
Died:1967.03.10 († 69)

Prefect Apostolic of Misurata (Libya) (1948.02.20 – 1951.04.05)

Titular Bishop of Attæa (1951.04.05 – 1967.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1951.04.05 – 1967.03.10)

Bishop Camillo Vittorino Facchinetti, O.F.M.Permalink
(1936.03.09 – 1950.12.25)

Born:1883.05.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1907.02.23
Consecrated Bishop:1936.04.26
Died:1950.12.25 († 67)

Titular Bishop of Nicius (1936.03.09 – 1950.12.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1936.03.09 – 1950.12.25)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (1948 – 1950.12.25)

Vicars Apostolic of Tripolitana (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giacinto Tonizza, O.F.M.Permalink
(1927.02.03 – 1935.04.16)

Born:1866.07.15 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1898.12
Consecrated Bishop:1919.11.02
Died:1935.04.16 († 68)

Vicar Apostolic of Libya (Libya) (1919.08.07 – 1927.02.03)

Titular Bishop of Parætonium (1919.08.07 – 1935.04.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Tripolitana (Libya) (1927.02.03 – 1935.04.16)

Vicars Apostolic of Libya (Roman Rite)

Bishop Giacinto Tonizza, O.F.M.Permalink
(1919.08.07 – 1927.02.03)

(see above)

Bishop Ludovico Antomelli, O.F.M.Permalink
(1913.02.23 – 1919.03.10)

Born:1863.02.01 (Italy)
Died:1927.06.19 († 64)

Titular Bishop of Leptis Magna (1913.02.23 – 1919.03.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Libya (Libya) (1913.02.23 – 1919.03.10)

Bishop of Bagnoregio (1919.03.10 – 1924.03.24)

Bishop of Lodi (Italy) (1924.03.24 – 1927.06.19)

Prefects Apostolic of Tripoli (Roman Rite)

Fr. Bonaventura Rossetti, O.F.M.Permalink
(1907.08 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1907.08 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Rhodes and adjacent islands (Greece) (? – ?)

Fr. Giuseppe Bevilacqua da Barrafranca, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1904)

Died:1904

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1904)

Fr. Carlo da Borgo Giovi, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1899)

Died:1899

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1899)

Fr. Angelo Maria da Sant’Agata, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1869)

Died:1869

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1869)

Fr. Ludovico da Modena, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1843)

Died:1843

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1843)

Fr. Venanzio da San Venanzio, O.F.M.Permalink
(1843 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1843 – ?)

Fr. Filippo da Coltibuono, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1832)

Died:1832

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1832)

Fr. Benedetto da San Donato, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1824)

Died:1824

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1824)

Fr. Pacifico da Monte Cassiano, O.F.M.Permalink
(1800? – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1800? – ?)

Fr. Gaudenzio da Trento, O.F.M.Permalink
(1790? – 1795)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1790? – 1795)

Fr. Candido di Genova, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – ?)

Fr. Clemente da Montalboldo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1783 – 1788?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1783 – 1788?)

Fr. Benvenuto da Rose, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – 1783)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – 1783)

Fr. Bernardino da Lucca, O.F.M.Permalink
(1746 – 1748)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1746 – 1748)

Fr. Gian Andrea da Vignolo, O.F.M.Permalink
(1719? – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1719? – ?)

Fr. Pietro da Castelfranco, O.F.M.Permalink
(1713.08.21 – 1719?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1713.08.21 – 1719?)

Fr. Francesco Maria da Sarzana, O.F.M.Permalink
(1707 – 1713.04.09)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1707 – 1713.04.09)

Fr. Nicolò da Chio, O.F.M.Permalink
(1700.08.17 – 1707.02)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1700.08.17 – 1707.02)

Fr. Giovanni Francesco da Varese, O.F.M.Permalink
(1698 – 1700.06.07)

Died:1700.06.07

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1698 – 1700.06.07)

Fr. Maurizio da Lucca, O.F.M.Permalink
(1691 – 1698)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1691 – 1698)

Fr. Girolamo da Castelvetrano, O.F.M.Permalink
(1675 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1675 – ?)

Fr. Pietro Tognoletto da Palermo, O.F.M.Permalink
(? – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (? – ?)

Fr. Pascal Canto, O.F.M.Permalink
(1643 – ?)

Prefect Apostolic of Tripoli (Libya) (1643 – ?)

Former Prelates

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 1,000,000 km²

Population: 15,700 Catholics (0.2% of 6,908,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 2 parishes, 3 missions, 1 priest (religious), 7 lay religious (1 brother, 6 sisters) (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.09.23

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