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Archdiocese of Mount Hagen

Archidioecesis Montis Hagensis

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  • Douglas William Young, S.V.D., Archbishop
  • Michael Meier, S.V.D., Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 18 March 1982
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 8,288 (3,201 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 54, Mount Hagen, W.H.P., 281 Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 54.21.285
  • Fax: 54.22.128

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen
18 June 1959ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen
Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak
Vicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen (erected)
Diocese of Mount Hagen
15 November 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen Diocese of Mount Hagen
18 March 1982Territory LostDiocese of Mount Hagen Diocese of Wabag (erected)
Archdiocese of Mount Hagen
18 March 1982ElevatedDiocese of Mount Hagen Archdiocese of Mount Hagen


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Mount Hagen
Archdiocese of Mount Hagen

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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