Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt

The Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt, or in full - of Alexandria of Egypt-Heliopolis-Port Said (Latin: Vicariatus Apostolicus Alexandrinus) is the Roman Catholic Apostolic vicariate (missionary ordinariate) in Egypt, named after its cathedral see in Alexandria, a port city and former Catholic patriarchate.

It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province.

Special Churches

History

It was on 27 January 1951 as Apostolic Vicariate of Alexandria of Egypt. Pope John Paul II visited in February 2000, Pope Francis in April 2017.

United titles

Its full title reflects the (re)absorption of two former Latin Church missionary circonscriptions in Egypt :

Episcopal incumbents

All vicars were Latin Church titular bishops and members of religious orders

Apostolic Vicars of Egypt

Until 1921, the Apostolic Vicar was also the Holy See's Apostolic Delegate to Egypt and Arabia

  • Bishop Perpetuo Guasco da Solero, O.F.M. Obs. (1839.06.07 – 1859.08.02)
  • Bishop Paškal Vujičić, O.F.M. Obs. (1860.09.28 – 1866.08.06)
  • Archbishop Luigi Ciurcia, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (1866.07.27 – 1881.05.01)
  • Archbishop Anacleto Chicaro, O.F.M. (1881.05.12 – 1888.10.05)
  • Archbishop Aurelio Briante, O.F.M. (1904.07.23 – 1921.02)
  • Bishop Félix Couturier, O.P. (1919.07.03 – 1921.06.28), who became Bishop of Alexandria in Ontario (Canada) (1921.06.28 – 1941.07.27)
  • Bishop Igino Nuti, O.F.M. (1921.12.20 – 1945, followed by a four-year tvacancy)
Apostolic Vicars of Alexandria of Egypt
  • Jean de Capistran Aimé Cayer, O.F.M. (26 May 1949 – 13 April 1978)
  • Egidio Sampieri, O.F.M. (29 April 1978 – 26 August 2000)
  • Giuseppe Bausardo, S.D.B. (24 February 2001 – 29 October 2008)
  • Apostolic Administrator Gennaro De Martino, (29 October 2008 – 1 September 2009)
  • Adel Zaky, O.F.M. (1 September 2009 – 21 July 2019)
  • Apostolic Administrator Elia Eskandr Abd Elmalak, O.F.M. (29 September 2019)

See also

References

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