Roman Catholic Territorial Prelature of Caravelí
Territorial Prelature of Caravelí
Praelatura Territorialis Caraveliensis
|Area||29,229 km2 (11,285 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
|(as of 2004)|
|Bishops emeritus||Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C.|
The Territorial Prelature of Caravelí (Latin: Praelatura Territorialis Caraveliensis) is a Roman Catholic territorial prelature (pre-diocesan jurisdiction) in the Ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan of Ayacucho in southern Peru.
Its cathedral episcopal see is located in the city of Caravelí.
The Territorial Prelature of Caravelí was established on 14 December 1996, on territories split off from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Ayacucho and its own Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Arequipa.
As per 2014, it pastorally served 119,754 Catholics (82.9% of 144,370 total) on 30,000 km² in 22 parishes and 5 missions with 13 priests (9 diocesan, 4 religious), 60 lay religious (6 brothers, 54 sisters) and 6 seminarians.
(all Roman rite, so far Europeans and/or members of a Latin missionary congregation)
- Territorial Bishop-Prelates of Caravelí
- Federico Kaiser Depel, Sacred Heart Missionaries (M.S.C.) (°Germany) (21 November 1957 – retired 25 May 1971), Titular Bishop of Berrhœa (29 October 1963 – death 26 September 1993)
- Bernhard Franz Kühnel Langer, M.S.C. (°Poland) (26 January 1983 – retired 18 June 2005)
- Juan Carlos Vera Plasencia, M.S.C. (first native incumbent) (18 June 2005 – 16 July 2014), next stayed on as Apostolic Administrator of Caravelí (16 July 2014 – 27 May 2017) a while when appointed Military Ordinary of the Peru (16 July 2014 – ...) by Pope Francis
- Reinhold Nann (°Germany) (27 May 2017 – ...), no previous prelature.
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