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Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru

Dioecesis Taravanus et Naurunus



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Split: 10 September 1982
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Suva
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Kiribati
  • Region: Pacific (Oceania)
  • Square Kilometers: 907 (350 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 79, Bairiki, Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Telephone: 21.279
  • Fax: 21.401

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Gilbert Islands {Isole Gilbert}
28 June 1897ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Gilbert Islands {Isole Gilbert} (erected)
Diocese of Tarawa
21 June 1966ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Gilbert Islands {Isole Gilbert} Diocese of Tarawa
Diocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti
15 November 1978Name ChangedDiocese of Tarawa Diocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti
10 September 1982SplitDiocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti Mission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti
Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru
Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru
10 September 1982SplitDiocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti Mission "Sui Iuris" of Funafuti
Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Tarawa
197024,92555,88744.6%52429859314418ap1971
Diocese of Tarawa, Nauru and Funafuti
198029,30056,21352.1%217191,542214722ap1981
Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru
199037,00072,00051.4%416201,850417124ap1991
199947,50188,60053.6%812202,3753378824ap2000
200049,00090,80054.0%811192,5783327325ap2001
200149,45691,45654.1%1214261,9023439224ap2002
200248,50091,00053.3%1417311,5646459024ap2003
200348,90892,49452.9%1412261,8812339924ap2004
200448,90892,49452.9%1311242,0372299725ap2005
201054,942110,36749.8%218291,8942229721ap2011

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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