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Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada

Praefectura Apostolica Vichada


To: Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Carreño

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Historical Details

Past Ordinaries

Historical Summary

7 April 1956ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Villavicencio (Comisaría del Vichada) Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada (erected)
30 November 1996Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Mitú-Puerto Inírida (Guainia)
Prefecture Apostolic of Vichada (Part of Guaviare)
Vicariate Apostolic of Inírida (erected)
22 December 1999Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada (South-western part)
Diocese of Villavicencio (Puerto Gaitán)
Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Gaitán (erected)
22 December 1999SuppressedPrefecture Apostolic of Vichada (suppressed) (All except South-western part) Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto Carreño (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 48, Page 645, to Page 647


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