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Diocese of Caroline Islands

Dioecesis Carolinensium



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Bishop(s)

  • Amando Samo, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 23 April 1993
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Agaña
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Federated States of Micronesia
  • Region: Pacific (Oceania)
  • Square Kilometers: 1,243 (480 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprises the four Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap) and the Republic of Palau.
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: CI
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofthecarolines.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 939, Chuuk, Caroline Islands, FM 96942, Federated States of Micronesia
  • Telephone: 330-2399
  • Fax: 330-4585

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Caroline Islands
19 December 1905ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of Caroline Islands (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne and Caroline Islands
1 March 1911UnitedPrefecture Apostolic of Caroline Islands
Prefecture Apostolic of Marianne Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne and Caroline Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne, Caroline, and Marshall Islands
4 May 1923UnitedVicariate Apostolic of Marshall Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne and Caroline Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Marianne, Caroline, and Marshall Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands
4 July 1946Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Marianne, Caroline, and Marshall Islands Vicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands (Name Changed and Territory Lost)
Vicariate Apostolic of Guam
Diocese of Carolines-Marshalls
3 May 1979ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands Diocese of Carolines-Marshalls
Diocese of Caroline Islands
23 April 1993SplitDiocese of Carolines-Marshalls Diocese of Caroline Islands
Prefecture Apostolic of Marshall Islands

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Caroline and Marshall Islands
194915,58245,61934.2%17179161310ap1951
196631,17478,77839.6%32329749459ap1967
197034,12782,02441.6%137388985147ap1971
197640,047100,63839.8%137381,0537463919ap1977
Diocese of Carolines-Marshalls
198048,711117,00041.6%231331,47621413225ap1981
199067,063134,12750.0%332351,91642334327ap1991
Diocese of Caroline Islands
199967,285129,47452.0%1011213,20439153924ap2000
200067,325132,56350.8%1211232,92741153323ap2001
200170,185135,83151.7%1314272,59941163326ap2002
200275,837136,94455.4%1314272,80841193330ap2003
200377,733140,36855.4%1318312,50741193326ap2004
200668,500128,71853.2%1215272,53740183327ap2007

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


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