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An Apostolic administration in the
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Catholic Church
is administrated by a
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appointed by the
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pope
to serve as the
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for a specific area. Either the area is not yet a
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(a stable 'pre-diocesan', usually missionary apostolic administration), or is a
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, eparchy or similar permanent ordinariate (such as a
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or a
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) that either has no
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bishop
(an apostolic administrator ''
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sede vacante
'', as after an episcopal death or resignation) or, in very rare cases, has an incapacitated bishop (apostolic administrator ''sede plena'').


Characteristics

Apostolic administrators of stable administrations are equivalent in
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with
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s, meaning they have essentially the same authority as a diocesan bishop. This type of apostolic administrator is usually the bishop of a
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. Administrators ''sede vacante'' or ''sede plena'' only serve in their role until a newly chosen diocesan bishop takes possession of the diocese. They are restricted by canon law in what they can do to the diocese they temporarily administer. For example, such an administrator may not sell
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real estate
owned by the diocese. This type of administrator is commonly an auxiliary bishop of the diocese, a priest serving as the
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of the diocese, or the
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of a neighboring diocese. Normally when a diocese falls vacant, either the previously appointed
Coadjutor bishop A coadjutor bishop (or bishop coadjutor) is a bishop in the Catholic The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with 1.3 billion baptised Baptism (from the Greek languag ...
takes possession of the see or (lacking such successor) a
vicar capitular :''See: Catholic Church hierarchy#Equivalents of diocesan bishops in law'' A diocesan administrator is a provisional ordinary Ordinary or The Ordinary often refer to: Music * Ordinary (EP), ''Ordinary'' (EP) (2015), by South Korean group Beast ...
/diocesan administrator is chosen locally, but the Pope, having full governmental power, can preempt this choice and name an apostolic administrator instead. Sometimes a retiring, promoted or transferred (arch)bishop is designated to be apostolic administrator until his successor is designated and takes office, sometimes the Metropolitan or a fellow suffragan is appointed.


Apostolic administrations

In March 2021, there were the following stable apostolic administrations, most administered by a (titular or external) bishop. Most are of the Roman rite; most are in former or current
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communist
countries. * Apostolic Administration of Atyrau, in
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Kazakhstan
, suffragan of the Metropolitan Archbishopric of Astana *
Apostolic Administration of the CaucasusThe Apostolic Administration of the Caucasus (Latin: Administratio Apostolica Caucasi Latinorum) is an apostolic administration (pre-diocesan jurisdiction) of the Latin Church in the Catholic Church, established in 1993, with headquarters in Tbilisi, ...
, immediately subject to the Holy See, established in 1991 for two predominantly Orthodox former Soviet Republics:
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(the cathedral is in its capital
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Tbilisi
) and
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Armenia
* Apostolic Administration of Estonia, one of the
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Baltic Countries
; immediately subject to Rome, established in 1924, with its cathedral in the capital
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Tallinn
*
Apostolic Administration of HarbinThe Apostolic Administration of Harbin (哈爾濱 or 中文) is a pre-diocesan Latin Catholic jurisdiction in Manchuria (northeast China). It is exempt, i.e. directly subject to the Holy See (not part of any ecclesiastical province) and its Roman Co ...
in the
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People's Republic of China
, immediately subject to Rome, established in 1935, with a cathedral and a bishop without papal mandate since 2012, recognized from the Holy See in 2018 * Apostolic Administration of Kyrgyzstan, a mainly Islamic former Soviet Republic in Central Asia; immediately subject to Rome, founded in 1997 as a
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and promoted in 2006 * Apostolic Administration of Uzbekistan, predominantly Islamic former Soviet Republic in Central Asia, immediately subject to Rome, founded in 1997 as a mission ''sui juris'' and promoted in 2005. Some apostolic administrations have jurisdiction not only over Latin Rite Catholics, but also over Catholics of other rites, not having their own jurisdictions there: *
Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania The Apostolic Administration of Southern Albania ( sq, Administratura Apostolike e Shqiperisë së Jugut, la, Administratio Apostolica Albaniae Meridionalis, Italian language, Italian: ''Albania Meridionale'') is an apostolic administration of th ...
, with pro-cathedral see at
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, established in 1939 for all Catholics in southern regions of
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Albania
, both of
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and
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rites; since 2005, it is
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of the Metropolitan of Tirana–Durrës. Also some apostolic administrations have jurisdiction only over Catholics of the
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, that not having their own jurisdictions there: * Apostolic Administration of Kazakhstan and Central Asia for Faithful of Byzantine Rite, with a see in
Karaganda Karaganda or Qaraghandy ( kk, Қарағанды/Qarağandy, ; russian: Караганда, ) is the capital of Karaganda Region in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the fourth most populous city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty (Alma-Ata), Nur-Sultan ...
, for
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Kazakhstan
,
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Kyrgyzstan
,
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Tajikistan
,
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Turkmenistan
and
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Uzbekistan
.


Diocese of Pyongyang

The Diocese of Pyongyang,
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North Korea
: its last official bishop,
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Francis Hong Yong-ho
, was
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by the
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of
Kim Il-sung , relatives = Kim family , residence = Pyongyang, North Korea , profession = Politician , allegiance = , branch = Red Army The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army,) frequently sho ...

Kim Il-sung
in 1949 and later disappeared. The Metropolitan
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(South Korea) acts as the Apostolic Administrator in
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Pyongyang
, as religion is suppressed in North Korea.


Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney

In addition, the
Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney The Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney ( la, Administratio Apostolica Personalis Sancti Ioannis Mariae Vianney) was established on 18 January 2002 by Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II ( la, Ioannes Paulus ...
is a non-territorial jurisdiction, similar to a
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, which is exempt, i.e. immediately subject to the Holy See, not part of any ecclesiastical province. It is a separate
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for
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s within the Brazilian Diocese of Campos, a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Niterói. The personal apostolic administration was formed by Pope John Paul II to administer to a group of traditionalist Catholic priests, using the
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Tridentine Mass
, who reconciled with Rome on January 18, 2002. The group had been formed by bishop Antônio de Castro Mayer and had been associated with the
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of Archbishop
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.Apostolic Administration of São João Maria Vianney
''Catholic-Hierarchy.org''. Accessed 2008-04-10.


Temporary administration of vacant sees

It is fairly typical that the Pope appoints an Apostolic Administrator to a diocese which is
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sede vacante
, thus replacing the
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. Usually, the emeritus bishop will be appointed in such a case. Recently (and in exception to the latter), the archdiocese of St. Andrews and Edinburgh had Philip Tartaglia under this procedure. For example,
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was appointed as Prefect of
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on 9 December 2019, and he took office in February 2020. Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo, the current Auxiliary Bishop of
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, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator. Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the Bishop of
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died on 3 January 2019. Cardinal
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John Tong Hon
, Bishop Emeritus, was appointed as Apostolic Administrator. There is also the ability for the Pope to appoint an apostolic administrator sede plena. Anthony Sablan Apuron, the Archbishop of Agana was under investigation for sexual abuse in June 2016.
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Pope Francis
appointed Savio Hon Tai-fai as apostolic administrator sede plena, as temporary replacement. On 31 October 2016, Michael J. Byrnes, then Auxiliary Bishop of
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Detroit
, was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Agana with full administrative authority, and later succeeded as Archbishop.


Former Apostolic administrations


Latin in Europe

*
Apostolic Administration of Český Těšín The Apostolic Administration of Český Těšín was a short-lived (1947-78) pre-diocesan Latin Catholic jurisdiction in Czechoslovakia. History * Established in 1947 as the Apostolic Administration of Český Těšín (named after the Moravian- ...
(Czech Republic) * Apostolic Administration of Eastern Siberia (Russia) * Apostolic Administration of Eupen–Malmedy–Sankt Vith (Belgium; promoted Diocese of Eupen–Malmedy, later suppressed into Liège diocese) *
Apostolic Administration of European Russia The Archdiocese of Moscow, also known as Archdiocese of the Mother of God at Moscow ( la, Moscovien(sis) Matris Dei, russian: Архиепархия Матери Божией в Москве) is a Latin Rite archdiocese of the Catholic Church locat ...
* Apostolic Administration of Görlitz (Germany; promoted Diocese) * Apostolic Administration of Haarlem (Netherlands; promoted Diocese, renamed Haarlem–Amsterdam) * Apostolic Administration of Lubaczów (promoted and renamed diocese of Zamość-Lubaczów, Poland) *
Apostolic Administration of Moldova Apostolic may refer to: The Apostles An Apostle meaning one sent on a mission: *The Apostle (Christian), Twelve Apostles of Jesus, or something related to them, such as the Church of the Holy Apostles *Apostolic succession, the doctrine connecti ...
(Moldavia; now diocese of Chisinau) * Apostolic Administration of Northern European Russia * Apostolic Administration of Novosibirsk (Russia) * Apostolic Administration of Prizren, a former diocese (and later titular bishopric) in
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Kosovo
(ex-
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Yugoslavia
n autonomous province in
Serbia Serbia (, ; Serbian Serbian may refer to: * someone or something related to Serbia, a country in Southeastern Europe * someone or something related to the Serbs, a South Slavic people * in both meanings, depending on the context, it may ref ...

Serbia
) (in 1969 absorbed by
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Skopje
in the present
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), restored in 2000, elevated in 2018 as diocese, immediately subject to Rome * Apostolic administration of Schwerin (partitioned Germany, merged into Hamburg archbishopric) * Apostolic Administration of Southern European Russia * Apostolic Administration of Trnava (Slovakia; promoted Archdiocese, lost Metropolitan status when restored after merger into Bratislava) * Apostolic Administration of Tütz (then Germany, see moved to Schneidemühl (now Piła), elevated to Territorial Prelature, dissolved, now in Poland) *
Apostolic Administration of Upper Silesia The Archdiocese of Katowice ( la, Katovicen(sis)) is the Latin Metropolitan archdiocese of an ecclesiastical province in Western Poland. Special churches Its cathedral archiepiscopal see is Archikatedra Chrystusa Króla, dedicated to Christ the ...
(Poland; now Archdiocese of Katowice) * Apostolic Administration of Western Siberia (Russia) * Apostolic Administration of West Vlaanderen (West Flanders province in Belgium; promoted diocese and renamed Brugge (Bruges) after its see) * Apostolic Administration of Yugoslav Bačka (Serbia; now Diocese of Subotica) * Apostolic Administration of Yugoslav Banat (Serbia; now Diocese of Zrenjanin)


Eastern Catholic in Europe

* Apostolic Administration of Lemkowszczyzna (Poland; Ukrainian Catholic, promoted Apostolic Exarchate, suppressed) * Ruthenian Catholic Apostolic Administration of Bosnia-Hercegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Byzantine Rite; suppressed) * Ruthenian Catholic Apostolic Administration of Targul-Siret (Romania, Byzantine Rite; suppressed)


Latin Overseas

; In Asia * Apostolic Administration of Almaty (Kazachstan; promoted Diocese) * Apostolic Administration of Astana (Kazachstan; promoted Archdiocese) * Apostolic Administration of Kazakhstan (promoted Diocese and renamed Karaganda after its see) * '' Apostolic Administration of Latakia (Maronite, Syria; now an Eparchy: Eastern Catholic Diocese) * Apostolic Administration of Okinawa and the Southern Islands, alias Ryukyus (Japan; now Diocese of Naha) ; In America * Apostolic Administration of Copiapó (Chile; now a diocese) *
Apostolic Administration of El Petén Apostolic may refer to: The Apostles An Apostle meaning one sent on a mission: *The Apostle (Christian), Twelve Apostles of Jesus, or something related to them, such as the Church of the Holy Apostles *Apostolic succession, the doctrine connectin ...
(Guatemala; promoted Apostolic Vicariate) * Apostolic Administration of Izabal (Guatemala; now a diocese) * Apostolic Administration of Rio Branco (Brazil; promoted Territorial Prelature, renamed and again promoted Diocese of Roraima) ; In Africa * Apostolic Administration of the Comoros Archipelago (Comoros; now Apostolic Vicariate of the Comoros Archipelago) * Apostolic Administration of Mbuji-Mayi (now Diocese of Mbujimayi, in Congo) * Apostolic Administration of Zanzibar and Pemba (now Diocese of Zanzibar, in Tanzania)


See also

{{Portal, Catholicism *
List of Catholic dioceses (alphabetical) This is a growing list of territorial Catholic Church, Catholic dioceses and ordinariates in communion with the Holy See. There are approximately 3,000 actual (i.e., non-titular) dioceses in the Catholic Church (including the eparchies of the Easte ...
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List of Catholic dioceses (structured view) As of May 31, 2018, the Catholic Church in its entirety comprises 3,160 ecclesiastical jurisdictions, including over 645 Diocese#Archdiocese, archdioceses and 2,236 dioceses, as well as apostolic vicariates, apostolic exarchates, apostolic admini ...
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* List of Military Ordinariates and/or Catholic military (arch)bishoprics * List of Catholic apostolic vicariates * List of Eastern Catholic (Apostolic, Patriarchal and other) Exarchates * List of Apostolic Prefectures * List of Territorial Prelatures * List of Catholic Missions ''sui juris'' * Reorganization of occupied dioceses during World War II


Notes and references


Sources and external links


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