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Diocese of Kimbe

Dioecesis Kimbensis



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Bishop(s)

  • William R. Fey, O.F.M. Cap., Bishop
  • Alphonse Liguori Chaupa, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4 July 2003
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Rabaul
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 25,000 (9,656 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 182, Kimbe 621, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 983.49.25; 983.48.35
  • Fax: 983.42.94

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4 July 2003ErectedArchdiocese of Rabaul Diocese of Kimbe (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
2003125,000260,00048.1%1631472,6595511525ap2004
2004120,000201,63959.5%129215,714121419ap2005
2006101,480184,20855.1%1510254,059131319ap2007

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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