Archdiocese of Agaña
|Archdiocese of Agaña|
|Country||Guam ( United States )|
|Diocesan bishop||Michael Jude Byrnes|
|Emeritus diocesan bishop||Anthony Sablan Apuron OFMCap|
|Parishes||24 (31.12.2015 / AP2016 )|
|Residents||165,404 (December 31, 2015 / AP2016 )|
|Catholics||140,593 ( 12/31/2015 / AP2016 )|
|Diocesan priest||41 (December 31, 2015 / AP2016 )|
|Religious priest||9 (31.12.2015 / AP2016 )|
|Catholics per priest||2,812|
|Permanent deacons||18 (31.12.2015 / AP2016 )|
|Friars||10 (31.12.2015 / AP2016 )|
|Religious sisters||86 ( 12/31/2015 / AP2016 )|
|cathedral||Dulce Nombre de Maria|
Islands Marshall Islands
The Archdiocese of Agaña was established on March 1, 1911 by Pope Pius X from the cession of territory of the Apostolic Prefecture of Mariana Islands as the Apostolic Vicariate of Guam . On July 4, 1946, the territory of the Apostolic Prefecture of Mariana Islands was annexed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Guam.
The Apostolic Vicariate Guam was on October 14, 1965 by Pope Paul VI. with the Apostolic Constitution Centenario anno raised to the diocese and renamed the diocese Agaña . On March 8, 1984, the diocese of Agaña was raised to an archbishopric by Pope John Paul II with the Apostolic Constitution Compertum quidem . The Archdiocese Agaña gave 1,984 parts of its territory to the founding of the Apostolic Constitution on November 8 Properamus erected Diocese of Chalan Kanoa from.
In March 2018, Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron OFMCap was dismissed from his office on suspicion of sexual abuse and the Congregation Court for the Doctrine of the Faith was banned from staying in the area of his former archbishopric. He was given the opportunity to appeal. After the final rejection of the appeal on April 4, 2019, Michael Jude Byrnes succeeded him as Archbishop of Agaña.
Vicars Apostolic of Guam
- 1911–1913 Francisco Xavier Ricardo Vilá y Mateu OFMCap
- 1913 Agustín José Bernaus y Serra OFMCap, then Vicar Apostolic of Bluefields
- 1914–1933 Joachin Felipe Oláiz y Zabalza OFMCap
- 1934–1945 León Angel Olano y Urteaga OFMCap
- 1945–1965 Apollinaris William Baumgartner OFMCap
Bishops of Agaña
- 1965–1970 Apollinaris William Baumgartner OFMCap
- 1971–1984 Felixberto Camacho Flores
Archbishops of Agaña
- 1984–1985 Felixberto Camacho Flores
- 1986–2018 Anthony Sablan Apuron OFMCap (relieved of office)
- since 2019 Michael Jude Byrnes
- Homepage of the Archdiocese of Agaña (English)
- Entry on Archdiocese of Agaña on catholic-hierarchy.org
- Entry on Archdiocese of Agaña on gcatholic.org (English)
- Paul VI: Const. Apost. Centenario anno , AAS 58 (1966), n.6, p. 428ff.
- Ioannes Paulus II: Const. Apost. Compertum quidem , AAS 76 (1984), n.7, p. 629ff.
- Ioannes Paulus II: Const. Apost. Properamus , AAS 77 (1985), n.2, pp. 110f.
Vatican removes archbishop of Guam from office. kath.net , March 17, 2018, accessed on March 19, 2018.
Christine Seuss: Church court dismisses archbishop for child abuse. Vatican News, March 16, 2018, accessed March 19, 2018
- Comunicato della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede. In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, April 4, 2019, accessed April 4, 2019 .
- Successione dell'Arcivescovo di Agaña (Guam). In: Daily Bulletin. Holy See Press Office, April 6, 2019, accessed April 6, 2019 .