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Vicar Apostolic of Constantinople
Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

Vicariatus Apostolicus Istanbulensis

?stanbul Apostolik tandi
Location
Country Turkey
MetropolitanHoly See
Statistics
Population
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2014)
15,650 (as of 2013: 20 Byzantine Rite Catholics)
Parishes13
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of the Holy Spirit
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Apostolic VicarRubén Tierrablanca González, O.F.M.
Map
Apostolicus Vicariatus Istanbulensis.svg

The Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Istanbulensis) is a Roman Catholic apostolic vicariate based in the city of Istanbul in Turkey.[1][2] Its territory is the northwestern region of the country. The current Vicar Apostolic is Rubén Tierrablanca González, O.F.M., a Franciscan friar and native of Mexico, who was appointed by Pope Francis on April 16, 2016.[3]

History

  • April 15, 1742: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople
  • November 30, 1990: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

Special churches

Leadership

Apostolic Vicariate of Constantinople

Erected: 15 April 1742
Latin Name: Constantinopolitanus

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  • Vincenzo Sardi di Rivisondoli (10 Apr 1908 - 10 Jun 1914 Resigned)

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  • Gauthier Pierre Georges Antoine Dubois, O.F.M. Cap. (15 Nov 1974 - 29 May 1989 Died)
  • Antuvan Marovitch (29 May 1989 - 15 Dec 1991 Died)

Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul

Name Changed: 30 November 1990

  • Louis Pelâtre, A.A. (9 Jul 1992 - 16 Apr 2016 Retired)
  • Rubén Tierrablanca Gonzalez, O.F.M. (16 Apr 2016 Appointed - )

See also

References

  1. ^ "Vicariate Apostolic of Istanbul" Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  2. ^ "Apostolic Vicariate of Istanbul" GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  3. ^ "Fr. Rubén Tierrablanca, OFM, Nominated Apostolic Vicar of Istanbul". Ordo Fratrum Minorum. April 16, 2016.



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