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Apostolic Vicariate of

Gambella

Ethiopia Ethiopia

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Apostolic Vicariate Apostolic Vicariate

Name: Gambella / Gambellen(sis) (Latin)

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

Special Churches

Present Prelates

Vicar Apostolic (2020.09.29 – ...):Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (67)Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (67)

Titular Bishop of Ambia

Ordinaries

Vicars Apostolic of Gambella (Roman Rite)

Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (67)Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, S.D.B. (67)Permalink
(2020.09.29 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Gambella (Ethiopia)
Titular Bishop of Ambia

Servite Domino in lætitia

Born:1954.12.17 (San Donato Milanese, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1982.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:2016.10.08

Vicar Apostolic of Awasa (Ethiopia) (2016.06.29 – 2020.09.29)

Titular Bishop of Ambia (2016.06.29 – ...)

Vicar Apostolic of Gambella (Ethiopia) (2020.09.29 – ...)

Bishop Angelo Moreschi, S.D.B.Permalink
(2009.12.05 – 2020.03.25)

Born:1952.06.13 (Nave, Italy)
Ordained Priest:1982.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:2010.01.31
Died:2020.03.25 (Brescia, Italy † 67)

Prefect Apostolic of Gambella (Ethiopia) (2000.11.16 – 2009.12.05)

Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Mauretania (2009.12.05 – 2020.03.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Gambella (Ethiopia) (2009.12.05 – 2020.03.25)

Religious of Salesians of Saint John Bosco (Salesians). First bishop to die from COVID-19.

Prefects Apostolic of Gambella (Roman Rite)

Fr. Angelo Moreschi, S.D.B. (later Bishop)Permalink
(2000.11.16 – 2009.12.05)

(see above)

Statistics

Area: 50,000 km²

Population: 28,360 Catholics (3.7% of 769,190 total) (2020)

Statistics: 13 parishes, 15 priests (11 diocesan, 4 religious), 15 lay religious (10 brothers, 5 sisters), 4 seminarians (2020)

History

Last updated on 2022.10.23

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