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Diocese of Tonga

Dioecesis Tonganus



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 21 June 1966
  • Immediately Subject to the Holy See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Tonga
  • Region: Pacific (Oceania)
  • Square Kilometers: 947 (365 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Toutaimana Catholic Centre, P.O. Box 1, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
  • Telephone: 23-822
  • Fax: 23-854

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Central Oceania
23 August 1842ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Central Oceania (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}
13 April 1937Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central Oceania Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}
Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} e Niue
22 March 1957Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} e Niue
Diocese of Tonga
21 June 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} e Niue Diocese of Tonga

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga}
19506,38832,00020.0%3912532938ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Tonga Islands {Isole Tonga} e Niue
Diocese of Tonga
197014,48892,80015.6%62127536248213ap1971
198014,93690,07216.6%91625597323913ap1981
199012,63792,36513.7%14923549335113ap1991
199915,53997,44615.9%10919817204813ap2000
200015,53997,44615.9%10919817255113ap2001
200115,33997,44615.7%13922697274313ap2002
200215,79997,92616.1%131023686264411ap2003
200315,76797,89416.1%14822716284013ap2004
200415,76797,89416.1%18927583264713ap2005
201013,367103,39112.9%29938351154114ap2011

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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