Dioceses in Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands

Diocese of Aitape

Aitape Diocese has 25 parishes that spreads across Eastern

part of Sandaun, in PNG.

Bishop: Vacant See

Population

Civic 196,000

Catholic 165,789

Address

Bishop’s House

P.O. Box 179, Aitape, 553, Sandaun

Phone:457 2111/457 2046

Fax:457 2819/4572232

 

 

Diocese of Alotau-Sideia

The Diocese of Alotau-Sideia was created in 15 November 1966.

There are 19 parishes.

The areas under this diocese are in Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

Bishop of Alotau- Sideia

Most Rev Rolando C. Santos CM DD

Population

Civic 336,998

Catholic 59,158

Address

Bishops House

P.O. Box 107, Alotau, MBP 211

Phone:641 1252/ 72265717

Fax:6411325

Email: rsabtosalotau@gmail.com

 

 

Diocese of Bereina

Comprises of Kairuku and Goilala districts of Central Province with 15 parishes.

Bishop of Bereina

Most Rev Otto Separy DD

Population

Civic 79,825

Catholic 55,878

Address:

Bishop’s House

P.O. Box 300, Boroko 111, NCD

Phone:70185774

Email: separyotto@gmail.com

 

 

Diocese of Bougainville

The diocese of Bougainville comprises of the whole of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville - AROB with 31 parishes.

The first missionaries landed in Kieta in 1901.

The Northern Solomon’s became a Prefecture Apostolic 21 January 1904.

Bishop

Most Rev Dariusz Kaluza MSF DD

Population

Civic 319, 000

Catholic 223, 300

Address

Bishop’s House

P.O. Box 85 Buka, AROB 355

Phone:

973 9052/79383916

Fax:

973 9043

 

Diocese of Daru-Kiunga

Comprises of the whole Western Province with 13 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Gilles Côté

Population

Civic 251,220

Catholic 51, 768

Address:

Bishop’s house

P.O. Box 42, Kiunga 335, WP

Phone:649 1078/7300 3072

Fax:649 1050

Email: gcotesmm@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Goroka

Became a diocese in November 15, 1996 comprises the Eastern Highlands Province with nine parishes.

Bishop

Vacant See

Population

Civic 600,000

Catholic 14, 898

Address:

Bishop’s House

P.O. Box 109, Goroka 441, EHP

Phone: 532 1798 (Diocesan Office)

 

Diocese of Kavieng

Became part of Vicariate Apostolic of Rabaul 14 November 1922. It comprises the New Ireland Province, the Manus Province, and the Duke of York Islands in East New Britain Province. There are 21 parishes under the Diocese of Kavieng.

Bishop

Vacant See

Population

Civic 264,906

Catholic 172, 000

Address:

P.O. Box 49, Kavieng 631, NIP

 

 

Diocese of Kerema

Part of the Vicariate Apostolic of Yule Island 16 July 1959. First became a Diocese in May 18 1976. Comprises the Gulf Province and has 19 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Pedro Baquero Jr SDB DD

Population

Civic 158, 197

Catholic 26,1000

Address:

P.O. Box 90, Kerema 311, GUF

Phone:654 0021/7050 3939

Email: pbaquerosdb@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Kimbe

Part of the Vicariate Apostolic of Rabaul 14 November 1922.

Established as a Catholic diocese on 4 July 2003.

Comprises the whole of West New Britain Province. There are 19 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev John Bosco Auram DD

Population

Civic 297, 000

Catholic 208, 000

Address:

Bishop’s House

P.O. Box 182, Kimbe 621, WNB

Phone:983 5087/73817546

Email: jfkbauram@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Kundiawa

Beginning of mission work 1934 while part of the Vicariate Apostolic of Alexishafen. Became a diocese on September 8, 1982. Comprises of the whole Simbu Province of Papua New Guinea with 18 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Paul Sundu

Population

Civic 278,450

Catholic 101, 549

Address:

P.O. Box 71, Kundiawa 461, SIM

Mobile:71107856

Email: dioceseofkundiawa@gmail.com

 

Archdiocese of Madang

Established as an Archdiocese of Madang on November 1966. There are 31 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Anton Bal DD

Population 

Civic 493, 906

Catholic 125,000

Address:

Archbishop’s Residence

P.O. box 750, Madang 511, mdg

Phone:422 3272/422 0141/7235 65 19

Email: bpantonbal@gmail.com

 

 

Archdiocese of Mount Hagen

First became a diocese on November 15, 1966 with 25 parish + 1 Quasi parish.

Bishop

Most Rev Douglas William Youth SVD DD PhD

Population 

Civic 930, 532

Catholic 215,924

Address:

P.O. Box 54, Mt Hagen 281, WHP

Phone:542 1285

Fax:542 2138

Email:archbishop@mthagediocese.org

 

Archdiocese of Port Moresby

Became Archdiocese since November 15, 1996 with 19 parishes.

Bishop

His Eminence Sir John Cardinal Ribat MSC DD KBE

Population

Civic 575,546

Catholic 187, 382

Address:

Archbishop’s House

P.O. Box 1032, Boroko 111, NCD

Phone: 325 1192/325 3238/79818379

Email: abjribat@gmail.com

Archdiocese of Rabaul

Established on November 15, 1966. A total of 45 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Rochus Josef Tatamai MSC DD CSM

Population

Civic 373,740

Catholic 174, 463

Address:

Archbishop’s House, Vunapope

P.O.Box 375, Kokopo 613, ENB

Phone:982 9834/72363695

Fax:982 8404

Email:bprochustatamai@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Vanimo

Established in November 15 1966 with a total of parishs of 21.

Bishop

Most Rev Francis Meli

Population

Civic 113, 191

Catholics 38, 921

Address:

Bishop’s house

Sec. 47, Lot 1, Transmitter

P.O. Box 205, Vanimo 551, SDN

Phone: 7081 6033

Email: fmfrancismeli@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Wabag

Was formerly part of the Archdiocese of Mount Hagen. Diocese of Wabag 18 March 1982. Comprises the whole of Enga Province. Total of 18 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Arnold Orowae DD

Population

Civic 462, 834

Catholic 79, 385

Address:

Catholic Diocese of Wabag

P.O. Box 191, Wabag 291, ENG

Phone: 547 1096/547 1107/71603077

Fax:5471230

Email:aorowae12@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Wewak

Established as a diocese on 15 November 1966, current total of 45 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Jozef Rosxynski SVD DD

Population

Civic 392, 081

Catholic 154, 233

Address:

Bishops Office

P.O. Box 107, Wewak 531, ESP

Phone: 456 1675

Fax: 456 21 42

Email: bpwewak@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Auki

Erected on December 17 1982 with current total parishes of 12. Coextensive with the civil Province of Malaita.

Bishop

Most Rev Peter Houhou DD

Population

Civic 155, 165

Catholic 40, 000

Address:

Bishops House

P.O. Box A 13, Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands

Phone: 677 40138/ 677 787 4299

Email: houhoupeter4@gmail.com

 

Diocese of Gizo

Vicariate Apostolic of Western Solomons on 11 July 1959 and became a diocese on November 5 1966. Comprises the Western, Choiseul and Isabel Provinces of Solomon Islands with current total of 8 parishes.

Bishop

Most Rev Luciano Capelli SDB DD

Population

Civic 133, 374

Catholic 16, 459

Address:

Bishops House, St Peter’s Compound

P.O. BoX 22, Gizo, Western, Solomon Islands

Phone:677 60265/6777494945

Email: dogizo@solomon.com.sb/lcapelli@solomon.com.sb

 

 

Archdiocese of Honiara

Prefecture Apostolic of the British Solomons 27 July 1897.

Apostolic Vicariate of the South Solomons on 1st July 1912. It comprises the provinces of Guadalcanal, Makira-Ulawa, Temotu and Central Islands, and the area under the Honiara City Council.

Bishop

Most Rev Christopher Cardone OP DD

Population

Civic 250, 849

Catholic 55, 824

Address:

Holy Cross Catherdal

P.O. Box 237, Honiara, GPO, Solomon Islands

Phone: 677 22387/ 67722869

Fax: 677 22869

Email: ahonccsi@solomon.com