Apostolic Vicariate of Tripolitana
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Apostolic Vicariate of Tripolitana
Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli

Vicariatus Apostolicus Tripolitanus
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MetropolitanImmediately subject to the Holy See
Area1,150,000 km2 (440,000 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2004)
3.000 (1.6%)
RiteLatin Rite
Current leadership
BishopGeorge Bugeja, OFM

The Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Tripolitanus) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate (pre-diocesan Latin Rite missionary jurisdiction) in Tripolitania (northwestern, coastal Libya).

It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See (not part of any ecclesiastical province) and depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Although still named after its see, it has no cathedral see anymore since Tripoli Cathedral was converted into a Muslim mosque.

Pro-cathedral of St. Francis in Tripoli

Currently the temporary cathedral is the pro-cathedral of St. Francis located in the city of Tripoli that simultaneously serves as a parish church.[1]



Tripoli Cathedral before conversion into a mosque

As per 2014, it pastorally served 50,000 Catholics (0.8% of 6,204,000 total) on 1,000,000 km² in one cathedral parish and 15 missions with 5 priests (1 diocesan, 4 religious), and 18 lay religious (6 brothers, 12 sisters).[2]


All Roman Rite; so far European members of a missionary Latin, order notably the Friars Minor, O.F.M.[2]

Apostolic Prefects of Tripoli

Apostolic Vicars of Libya

Apostolic Vicar of Tripolitania

Apostolic Vicars of Tripoli

Sources and external links


  1. ^ "Church of St. Francis, Tripoli, Libya". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli, Libya".

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