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Archdiocese of Papeete

Archidioecesis Papeetensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jean-Pierre Edmond Cottanceau, SS.CC., Archbishop
  • Hubert Coppenrath, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 21 June 1966
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: French Polynesia
  • Region: Pacific (Oceania)
  • Square Kilometers: 2,675 (1,033 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocesedepapeete.com/
  • Mailing Address: Archevêché, B.P. 94, Vallee de la Mission, 98713 Papeete, Iles Tahiti, Polynesie Francaise
  • Telephone: 40.50.23.51
  • Fax: 40.42.40.32

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Oceania
1833ErectedPrefecture Apostolic of South Sea Islands / Oceania / Islands of the Great Ocean Vicariate Apostolic of Eastern Oceania (erected)
Prefecture Apostolic of Southern Oceania (erected)
9 May 1848Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Oceania Vicariate Apostolic of Marquesas Islands {Isole Marchesi} (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}
9 May 1848Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Eastern Oceania Vicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}
27 November 1922Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti} Prefecture Apostolic of Cook e Mnihiki (erected)
Archdiocese of Papeete
21 June 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti} Archdiocese of Papeete

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Vicariate Apostolic of Tahiti {Isole Tahiti}
195012,50058,00021.6%2121595151872ap1951
Archdiocese of Papeete
197025,34996,86926.2%62935724594972ap1971
198044,500139,20032.0%625311,4354515869ap1981
199070,000191,00036.6%1117282,50010506275ap1991
199982,000226,00036.3%1416302,73319564982ap2000
200083,000230,00036.1%1518332,51520555082ap2001
200183,000230,00036.1%1416302,76623495283ap2002
200283,000231,00035.9%1114253,32024405482ap2003
200389,000237,00037.6%1215273,29630385382ap2004
200489,000236,69337.6%1414283,17830434455ap2005
2013104,000268,27038.8%197264,00044383557ap2014
2016105,780276,94438.2%1710273,91746363557ap2017
2019107,220280,10038.3%209293,69745353657ap2020

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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