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Diocese of Gizo

Dioecesis Ghizotanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Luciano Capelli, S.D.B., Bishop
  • Bernard Cyril O’Grady, O.P., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 November 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Honiara
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Solomon Islands
  • Square Kilometers: 11,700 (4,519 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 22, Gizo, Solomon Islands
  • Telephone: 60.265; 60.130
  • Fax: 60.121

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Western Solomon Islands
11 June 1959ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Northern Solomon Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Southern Solomon Islands
Vicariate Apostolic of Western Solomon Islands (erected)
Diocese of Gizo
15 November 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Western Solomon Islands Diocese of Gizo

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Gizo
19703,55733,04610.8%1565926115ap1971
19804,30051,8318.3%16761411215ap1981
19906,63683,3008.0%17882913185ap1991
199910,643109,8999.7%2791,1829155ap2000
20009,000135,0006.7%2791,00015145ap2001
20019,000135,0006.7%371090015165ap2002
200210,000100,00010.0%3581,25016155ap2003
200310,325110,3259.4%3581,29019175ap2004
200411,325102,00011.1%3691,25810175ap2005
200610,966105,11610.4%4481,37017185ap2007

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


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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