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Apostolic Vicariate of

Benghazi

Libya Libya

Continent: Western and Northern Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Benghazi / Berenicen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Tripoli (↙), Misurata (←), Derna (→), Alexandria of Egypt (↘)

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2019.12.08 – ...):Fr. Sandro Overend Rigillo, O.F.M. (63)Fr. Sandro Overend Rigillo, O.F.M. (63)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya)

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Benghazi (Roman Rite)

Fr. Sandro Overend Rigillo, O.F.M. (63)Fr. Sandro Overend Rigillo, O.F.M. (63)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2019.12.08 – ...)

Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)Bishop George Bugeja, O.F.M. (60)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2016.02.14 – 2019.12.08)

Bishop Sylvester Carmel Magro, O.F.M.Permalink
(1997.03.10 – 2016.02.14)

Born:1941.02.14 (Rabat, Malta)
Ordained Priest:1966.03.26
Consecrated Bishop:1997.05.11
Died:2018.01.20 (Msida, Malta † 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1997.03.10 – 2016.02.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (1997.03.10 – 2016.02.14)

Titular Bishop of Saldæ (1997.03.10 – 2018.01.20)

Bishop Giustino Giulio Pastorino, O.F.M.Permalink
(1965.01.11 – 1997.03.10)

Born:1910.06.10 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1934.05.26
Consecrated Bishop:1965.03.21
Died:2005.04.26 († 94)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1965.01.11 – 1997.03.10)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (1965.01.11 – 1997.03.10)

Titular Bishop of Babra (1965.01.11 – 2005.04.26)

Bishop Ernesto Aurelio Ghiglione, O.F.M.Permalink
(1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Born:1884.10.23
Ordained Priest:1908.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.23
Died:1964.06.08 († 79)

Titular Bishop of Gauriana (1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Apostolic Administrator of Derna (Libya) (1951.07.05 – 1964.06.08)

Bishop Candido Domenico Moro, O.F.M.Permalink
(1939.06.22 – 1950)

Born:1880.04.22
Ordained Priest:1902.01.20
Consecrated Bishop:1931.09.21
Died:1952.10.01 († 72)

Vicar Apostolic of Cirenaica (Libya) (1931.07.14 – 1939.06.22)

Titular Bishop of Uzita (1931.07.14 – 1952.10.01)

Vicar Apostolic of Benghazi (Libya) (1939.06.22 – 1950)

Vicars Apostolic of Cirenaica (Roman Rite)

Bishop Candido Domenico Moro, O.F.M.Permalink
(1931.07.14 – 1939.06.22)

(see above)

Bishop Bernardino Vitale Bigi, O.F.M.Permalink
(1927.01.27 – 1930.04.19)

Born:1884.11.14 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1908.06.13
Consecrated Bishop:1927.05.08
Died:1930.04.19 († 45)

Titular Bishop of Anthedon (1927.01.27 – 1930.04.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Cirenaica (Libya) (1927.01.27 – 1930.04.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Mogadishu (Somalia) (1930.03 – 1930.04.19)

Statistics

Area: 757,000 km²

Population: 530 Catholics (0.0% of 1,518,700 total) (2020)

Statistics: 4 parishes, 3 priests (religious), 3 lay religious (3 brothers) (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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