What is a prelature?

A territorial prelature, though similar to a diocese in its division and stability, is distinguished by certain special circumstances, needs and structures (see Code of Canon Law, c. 370).

The Prelature of Ayaviri is located in the region of Puno, which lies within the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is mission territory in need of solidarity and evangelization.

Take part in the adventure


  • Find out about the aims and the needs of the mission of the Prelature.


  • Become a missionary to the Prelature. Find the contact best suited for you and your gifts.