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Diocese of Kerema

Dioecesis Keremanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Vacant
  • Paul John Marx, M.S.C., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 16 January 1971
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Port Moresby
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 34,000 (13,132 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Catholic Church, P.O. Box 90, Kerema 311, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 64.81.012
  • Fax: 64.81.088

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
16 January 1971ErectedDiocese of Bereina
Diocese of Mendi
Diocese of Kerema (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
19806,84873,6009.3%5510684101314ap1981
199011,01775,00014.7%29111,0012221610ap1991
199915,66176,00020.6%59141,118131710ap2000
200017,03276,00022.4%56111,548101710ap2001
200118,00276,00023.7%58131,384111710ap2002
200220,500105,00019.5%57121,708121910ap2003
200321,555106,80020.2%57121,79691610ap2004
200422,130106,80020.7%76131,70291511ap2005
200622,794106,80021.3%57121,899111611ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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