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Apostolic Vicariate of

Zamora

Ecuador Ecuador

Continent: South America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Zamora / Zamora en Ecuador / Zamoren(sis) in Æquatoria (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Churches by City (23)

Chulucanas (↙), Loja (←), Cuenca (↑), Méndez (↗), Jaén en Perú (↓)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2020.11.17 – ...):Bishop Jaime Oswaldo Castillo Villacrés (49)Bishop Jaime Oswaldo Castillo Villacrés (49)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Zamora (Roman Rite)

Bishop Jaime Oswaldo Castillo Villacrés (49)Bishop Jaime Oswaldo Castillo Villacrés (49)
(2020.11.17 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador)

Born:1973.09.17 (Gozanamá, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1998.09.11
Consecrated Bishop:2021.01.23

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador) (2020.11.17 – ...)

Bishop Walter Jehová Heras Segarra, O.F.M. (58)Bishop Walter Jehová Heras Segarra, O.F.M. (58)
(2009.03.25 – 2019.10.31)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador)

Sanctum evangelium observare

Born:1964.04.04 (Bulán, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1992.08.15
Consecrated Bishop:2009.05.13

Titular Bishop of Vazari (2009.03.25 – 2019.10.31)

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador) (2009.03.25 – 2019.10.31)

Bishop of Loja (Ecuador) (2019.10.31 – ...)

Msgr. Ricardo Flatz
(Apostolic Administrator 2008.07 – 2009.03.25)

Archbishop Fausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. (81)Bishop Fausto Gabriel Trávez Trávez, O.F.M. (81) (later Archbishop)
(2003.02.01 – 2008.03.27)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Quito (Ecuador)

Deus meus et omnia

Born:1941.03.18 (Toacazo, Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1970.12.12
Consecrated Bishop:2003.03.15

Titular Bishop of Sullectum (2003.02.01 – 2008.03.27)

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador) (2003.02.01 – 2008.03.27)

Bishop of Babahoyo (Ecuador) (2008.03.27 – 2010.09.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Quito (Ecuador) (2010.09.11 – 2019.04.05)

President of Episcopal Conference of Ecuador (2014.05.08 – 2017.04.28)

Bishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M. (98)Bishop Serafín Luis Alberto Cartagena Ocaña, O.F.M. (98)
(1982.09.10 – 2003.02.01)

Titular Bishop of Gibba
Vicar Apostolic emeritus of Zamora (Ecuador)

Born:1924.11.07 (Pixan, Spain)
Ordained Priest:1951.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1983.02.02

Prefect Apostolic of Galápagos (Ecuador) (1980.05.17 – 1982.09.10)

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador) (1982.09.10 – 2003.02.01)

Titular Bishop of Gibba (1982.09.10 – ...)

Bishop Jorge Francisco Mosquera Barreiro, O.F.M.
(1964.04.21 – 1982.09.10)

Born:1909.09.10 (Ecuador)
Ordained Priest:1937.07.04
Consecrated Bishop:1964.07.12
Died:1990.09.26 († 81)

Apostolic Administrator of Zamora (Mexico) (1959 – 1964.04.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Zamora (Ecuador) (1964.04.21 – 1982.09.10)

Titular Bishop of Asuoremixta (1964.04.21 – 1990.09.26)

Contact Info

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Statistics

Area: 10,556 km²

Population: 97,436 Catholics (89.5% of 108,858 total) (2020)

Statistics: 21 parishes, 27 priests (21 diocesan, 6 religious), 42 lay religious (10 brothers, 32 sisters), 3 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2023.01.27

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