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Diocese of Vanimo

Dioecesis Uanimitanus



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Bishop(s)

  • Cesare Bonivento, P.I.M.E., Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 15 November 1966
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Madang
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • Square Kilometers: 26,000 (10,042 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, P.O. Box 205, Vanimo, W.S.P. 551, Papua New Guinea
  • Telephone: 457-1031
  • Fax: 457-1105

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Vanimo
13 September 1963ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Aitape Prefecture Apostolic of Vanimo (erected)
Diocese of Vanimo
15 November 1966ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Vanimo Diocese of Vanimo

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Vanimo
19694,65835,64313.1%19104651248ap1971
19808,50039,55021.5%999441399ap1981
199014,57059,60024.4%991,6181959ap1991
199927,00090,00030.0%615211,285232110ap2000
200027,80091,80030.3%618241,1581272512ap2001
200128,86092,90031.1%616221,311192110ap2002
200227,80091,80030.3%517221,263212211ap2003
200328,75093,20030.8%620261,105243011ap2004
200432,00095,00033.7%719261,230232911ap2005
201038,177104,00036.7%26261,468272015ap2011

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


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