Vicariate Apostolic


A territory in a mission country, or other lands, where the hierarchy is not established. Such a vicariate is usually governed by a titular bishop appointed by the Holy See. He usually has the same powers and faculties as bishops in their own dioceses. The superior of a vicariate Apostolic is called vicar Apostolic and he exercises his rights and privileges at the direction of the Congregation of the Propaganda.

MLA Citation

  • “Vicariate Apostolic”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 January 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>