Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo
Vicariatus Apostolicus Ioloensis
|Territory||Sulu and Tawi-Tawi|
|Ecclesiastical province||Directly exempt to the Holy See|
|Area||2,687.8 km2 (1,037.8 sq mi)|
- Catholics (including non-members)
29,446 (approx.) (2%)
|Sui iuris church||Latin Church|
|Established||28 October 1953|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|Vicar Apostolic||Charlie Malapitan Inzon|
The Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo is a Latin Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction covering the Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces in southern Philippines.
It is directly exempt to the Holy See, specifically Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and not part of any ecclesiastical province, yet for the purpose of apostolic cooperation sometimes grouped with the Archdiocese of Zamboanga.
Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in Jolo, Sulu, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
Established on 28 October 1953 as Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu, of territory split off from the then Territorial Prelature of Cotabato and Sulu (now diocese of Cotabato).
Promoted and renamed after its see on 12 July 1958 as Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo, led by a titular bishop.