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Diocese of Wewak

Dioecesis Ueuakensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 November 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madang
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 36,919 (14,259 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Chancery Office, P.O. Box 107, Wewak, E.S.P. 531, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 456-1675
  • Fax: 456-2573

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Western Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land
25 July 1913SplitPrefecture Apostolic of Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land Prefecture Apostolic of Eastern Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land
Prefecture Apostolic of Western Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land
Prefecture Apostolic of Central New Guinea
14 November 1922Name ChangedPrefecture Apostolic of Western Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land Prefecture Apostolic of Central New Guinea
Vicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea
22 August 1931ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Central New Guinea Vicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea
15 May 1952Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea Prefecture Apostolic of Aitape (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak
15 May 1952Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak
18 June 1959Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen
Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak
Vicariate Apostolic of Mount Hagen (erected)
Diocese of Wewak
15 November 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Wewak Diocese of Wewak

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Central New Guinea
195033,625296,94411.3%464673033ap1951
Vicariate Apostolic of Wewak
Diocese of Wewak
197084,392195,71943.1%1153641,31819669ap1971
1980113,000208,00054.3%753601,883710157ap1981
1990125,350197,64163.4%853612,05479077ap1991
199989,280145,26461.5%1841591,51367467ap2000
2000182,323278,99865.3%1933523,50667060ap2001
2001187,755280,25867.0%2232543,47666977ap2002
2002193,174288,96866.8%2435593,27467260ap2003
2003193,937292,59766.3%2525503,87856260ap2004
2004195,950295,70066.3%2321444,45344668ap2005
2010210,000344,00061.0%2215375,6751357245ap2011

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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