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Diocese of Kavieng

Dioecesis Kaviengensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Ambrose Kiapseni, M.S.C., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 November 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Rabaul
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 23,000 (8,883 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 49, Kavieng 631, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 98.42.055
  • Fax: 98.41.279

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Kavieng
5 July 1957ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Rabaul Vicariate Apostolic of Kavieng (erected)
Diocese of Kavieng
15 November 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Kavieng Diocese of Kavieng

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Kavieng
197033,14481,00040.9%24241,3813324ap1971
198042,45589,00047.7%321241,7683728ap1981
199057,382118,68248.3%515202,869242919ap1991
199968,940143,00048.2%1112232,997222518ap2000
200065,784145,00045.4%138213,132142022ap2001
200166,500159,00041.8%138213,166153522ap2002
200267,500167,00040.4%118193,552162918ap2003
200370,000170,00041.2%124164,375102918ap2004
200479,000180,00043.9%137203,950172118ap2005
200679,000180,00043.9%115164,937131518ap2007

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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