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Diocese of Banjarmasin

Dioecesis Bangiarmasina

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  • Victorius Dwiardy, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop
  • Petrus Boddeng Timang, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Name Changed: 22 August 1973
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Samarinda
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Indonesia
  • Square Kilometers: 38,744 (14,964 Square Miles)
  • Description: Balangan, Banjar, Banjarbaru, Banjarmasin, Barito Kuala, Hulu Sungai Selatan, Hulu Sungai Tengah, Hulu Sungai Utara, Kotabaru, Tabalong, Tanah Bumbu, Tanah Laut, and Tapin
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Jl. Brigjen H. Hasan Basri 48, Kayutangi-Banjarmasin 70124, Kalimantan Selatan, Indonesia
  • Telephone: (0511)674.03.92
  • Fax: 330.56.33

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Prefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
21 May 1938ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Dutch Borneo {Borneo Olandese} (South-Eastern province of Borneo (Residentie Zuider en Oosterafdeeling)) Prefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
10 March 1949ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin Vicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
21 February 1955Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin (Residency of East Kalimantan (except Kewedanaan Kutai Selatan)) Vicariate Apostolic of Samarinda (erected)
Diocese of Bandjarmasin
3 January 1961ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin Diocese of Bandjarmasin
10 June 1966Territory LostDiocese of Bandjarmasin (Kebupaten Pasir and Kutai Selatan) Diocese of Samarinda
Diocese of Banjarmasin
22 August 1973Name ChangedDiocese of Bandjarmasin Diocese of Banjarmasin
5 April 1993Territory LostDiocese of Banjarmasin (Kalimantan Tengah) Diocese of Palangkaraya (erected)
29 January 2003Metropolitan ChangedDiocese of Banjarmasin (from Pontianak)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
Diocese of Bandjarmasin
Diocese of Banjarmasin

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


  • Prefecture Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 30, Page 402, and Page 403
  • Vicariate Apostolic of Bandjarmasin
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 41, Page 439, and Page 440
  • Diocese of Bandjarmasin
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 53, Page 244, to Page 248
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 58, Page 524, and Page 525
  • Diocese of Banjarmasin
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 65, Page 508, and Page 509
    • Acta Apostolicae Sedis, Volume 95, Page 384


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